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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?

A Jazz Bridge

OPB | Feb. 23, 2011

The latest PDX Jazz Festival celebrates Jewish and African Americans playing jazz together.

The State of Black Oregon

OPB | July 27, 2009

What is the state of black Oregon?

Join Our Studio Audience on MLK Day!

OPB | Jan. 19, 2009

What are the civil rights struggles of the next 40 years?

The Next Generation

OPB | Aug. 12, 2008

Who are the African American leaders who will shape Oregon's future?

Chronic Divisions

OPB | June 24, 2008

What can be done to improve health disparities between communities?