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African-Americans & Health Care | Raising A Black Son | DNC Preview

OPB | July 12, 2016

We get a preview of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and we learn about a Harvard study exploring African-Americans' relationships with their health care providers. We also talk to a local African American mother about the anxiety of raising a black son.

Are African-Americans Really Leaving Portland?

OPB | May 17, 2016

A researcher says African-Americans are leaving Portland at high rates, and that 11.5 percent of the black community has left in the last four years. But a local expert disagrees.

African American Exodus | Portland Web Comedy | Talking Business

OPB | May 17, 2016

According to a new article, Portland lost 11% of its African American population over a recent four-year period. We discuss why that might be. We also talk with the Portland creators of “The Benefits of Gusbandry,” a web series that’s been gaining notoriety. And we catch up on the latest regional business news.

Transgender Protections | Democratic Secretary Of State Candidates

OPB | May 11, 2016

We talk to a transgender high school student about new guidelines from the Oregon Department of Education and we hear from the three candidates who are running for Secretary of State in the Democratic primary.

Jim Wallis Exhorts White Christians To 'Be More Christian Than White'

OPB | Feb. 22, 2016

Progressive Christian leader Jim Wallis joined local pastors Eric Knox and T. Allen Bethel to discuss racism and white privilege with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.

This Side Of Home: Renee Watson

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015

A novel for young adults takes up the changing nature of Northeast Portland's neighborhoods.

Black Male Achievement Conference Convenes In Portland

OPB | Oct. 15, 2015

Representatives from six U.S. cities are in Portland for a conference focused on opportunities for African-American men and boys.

Rebroadcast: Nikki Giovanni

OPB | July 23, 2015

We listen back to our conversation with author Nikki Giovanni about her most recent collection of poems, essays, and stories, Chasing Utopia.

Black Baccalaureate Program Revived To Highlight Student Success

OPB | June 15, 2015

Portland's Black Baccalaureate program is back after a six-year hiatus. A group of local community organizations put together the event to empower black students.

New Urban League President Nkenge Harmon Johnson Talks 'State Of Black Oregon'

OPB | May 13, 2015

Nkenge Harmon Johnson discusses the recently released "State of Black Oregon" report and what she hopes to accomplish at the helm of the Urban League of Portland.

Teacher And Writer Asks: Why Aren't There More Black People In Oregon?

OPB | Nov. 28, 2014

FRIDAY: Walidah Imarisha has been sparking conversations with that question in a presentation she's been making all around Oregon.

"Why Aren't There More Black People In Oregon?"

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014

MONDAY: We'll ask writer and activist Walidah Imarisha how she's been answering that question in a presentation she's been making all around Oregon.

What Is The State Of Black Newspapers?

OPB | June 27, 2014

FRIDAY: The National Newspaper Publishers Association, also known as the Black Press of America, holds its convention in Portland this week.

Former Nike Director Working For More Diversity In Design

OPB | April 15, 2014

TUESDAY: Former Nike director D'Wayne Edwards wants to see more African-American designers in shoe fashion.

Poet Nikki Giovanni On "Chasing Utopia"

OPB | Feb. 21, 2014

FRIDAY: Celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni's latest collection, Chasing Utopia, blends poetry and prose to tells stories that are both personal and political.

African-American Families Discuss Challenges And Solutions

OPB | Oct. 16, 2013

We'll talk with members of the African-American community in Portland about the challenges they face related to raising their children — particularly their sons.

Exploring Oregon's History Of Slavery

OPB | May 29, 2013

The journalist and historian Gregory Nokes explores Oregon's little-known history of slavery in his new book Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory.

What Are Your Hopes For The Next Four Years?

OPB | Jan. 21, 2013

We're broadcasting on MLK Day from the 28th Annual "Keeping Alive the Dream" celebration, and getting reaction to President Barack Obama's Second Inaugural. 

Red Door Project Prompts Dialogue About Race

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012

The August Wilson Red Door Project is using August Wilson's plays to prompt dialogue about race in Portland.

Discipline in Schools

OPB | Oct. 08, 2012

Are school disciplinary policies effective?