Reporter And Producer
Erica Morrison joined the OPB reporting team in December 2017. She is part of the national “Sharing America” collaborative and covers race, identity and the changing demographics of the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the team she was a producer for NPR & WBUR’s Here & Now and freelanced at a number of now defunct NPR newsmagazines at the network’s headquarters. Erica began her journalism career as a print journalist but transitioned to public radio after the reality of the collapsing industry got to be too much. She is a proud graduate of “The Mecca” Howard University and a native of the DMV. Don’t talk to her about bad weather unless you’ve lived somewhere like Boston winter 2015.
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is hearing from Oregonians about hate-motivated incidents they've experienced as she ponders changes to hate crime laws.
The hotel employees involved in the incident have been placed on leave, the hotel said.
Dozens of organizations have been going door-to-door canvassing this year to rally voters of color, communities that in the past have felt marginalized in Oregon politics.
Educators at a North Portland charter school are trying a new approach specially designed for students of color. They're succeeding — but they need a permanent home.
Billboards are a traditional form of advertising. But over the last few months, a collection of billboards have been catching folks’ attention — and even making some uncomfortable.
Oregonians are reflecting on the complex interplay of firearm ownership and the realities of being black in the state, following the shooting death of Jason Washington one month ago.
Although news accounts have focused on the plight of Latino immigrants separated from their families, the majority of the detainees being housed at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, are from South Asian countries.
The Coalition of Communities of Color released their comprehensive report on racial inequities in Washington County on Monday.
As neighborhoods were created in cities in Oregon and across the country, housing developers wanted to keep their communities exclusive by keeping out certain ethnic and religious groups.
After shake-ups at Nike, some former employees are hopeful — if wary — that the company that made Portland "Sneakertown" can change.
Pundits are calling this the year of the woman in politics. But in Oregon, this demographic shift has been years in the making.
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative Inc. has come up with a plan to repopulate North and Northeast Portland with the African-American community that was displaced from there.
Narratives of white executives, politicians and their children grappling with opioid abuse have grabbed the attention of the country. But the story of people of color remains largely untold.
For one racial group in the Pacific Northwest, the census offers a chance to build on the success of the last go-round.
The Portland financial institution Albina Community Bank recently finalized a merger with a California based bank. The move has a deeper resonance for many in what was once black Portland.
David Campt wants to teach well-meaning white people how to be better allies in the fight for racial equity.
Thomas Jefferson High School is a historic pillar of North Portland. But some people are questioning if the founding father is an appropriate figure for the historically African-American high school.