The new book festival marks a surge of interest in the city’s Black literary community. Spelled f-r-e-a-d-o-m, it aims to highlight the connection between literacy and the Juneteenth holiday, which marks the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.
City Council could tap into more funds for affordable housing in North and Northeast Portland. But some descendants of those who lost businesses and homes say that won’t make up for promises broken or a community torn apart.
The application will open Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. on the city’s PDXAssist website. Unlike past gift card giveaways organized by the city, the cards will not be awarded on a first-come, first serve basis. Instead, 4,000 applications submitted in the three-hour window will be chosen through a lottery.
OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. In this installment, a woman of Japanese descent who recently learned a stark lesson about her own unconscious attitudes toward what it means to be an American.
OPB is asking people in the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. In this installment, a man whose experiences around the world give him a unique perspective on America’s debates about race.