OPB | Feb. 13, 2017
Oregon state Sen. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) spoke with OPB's Think Out Loud about how new proposed legislation grew out of his prior efforts to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement.
OPB | Feb. 13, 2017
How do Portland's landlords feel about the new renter assistance ordinance? What bills is the legislature looking at to curb racial profiling? And why did the first trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers end in a not-guilty verdict?
OPB | Aug. 11, 2016
We talk to a survivor of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Also, Oregon imprisons African Americans at a high rate. And we talk to a family who won the right to re-enroll in the Grand Ronde tribe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Nov. 30, 2015
A novel for young adults takes up the changing nature of Northeast Portland's neighborhoods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Nov. 28, 2014
FRIDAY: Walidah Imarisha has been sparking conversations with that question in a presentation she's been making all around 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.
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.
OPB | April 15, 2014
TUESDAY: Former Nike director D'Wayne Edwards wants to see more African-American designers in shoe fashion.
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.
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.
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.