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Community Celebrates Black Art and Culture At Annual Mixer and Marketplace

Community Celebrates Black Art and Culture At Annual Mixer and Marketplace

In the Northwest, it is often hard to find art spaces dedicated to celebrating and promoting black art and culture; however they do exist. This past weekend Black Artists from across the region including artists from Portland, gathered in Seattle for the Black Arts Love Mixer and Marketplace, which took place at the historic Langston […]

Hot Weather Is On The Way – Stay Cool With Local Pools at Portland Parks

It will be a hot summer and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is here to help residents stay cool with park fountains, splash pads and PP&R pools/swim lessons. Information of these facilities can be found below. Information on park fountains and splash pads is online at portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/578662. Online info for PP&R pools and swim lessons is […]

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Black Heritage Society Of Washington State Co-Founder Receives 2019 AASLH Award Of Excellence

Jacqueline E. A. Lawson, co-founder of the Black Heritage Society of Washington State (BHS), has been named the 2019 recipient of an Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for her lifetime achievement and dedication to further the knowledge of African American history. Lawson is also co-founder of Seattle’s […]

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By: Malika Bennett, The Portland Medium Needing a dose of culture this weekend? The Greater Portland area is gearing up for a fun filled week of Juneteenth and community celebrations. For those unfamiliar, Juneteenth is a special holiday in the African American community that represents a celebration of freedom, family and community. Juneteenth commemorates the […]

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Three Established African American Owned Businesses Relocate to Alberta Commons

This spring, several successful, established entrepreneurs are relocating their businesses to Alberta Commons, located in the Alberta District of Northeast Portland. Together, the owners of the trio of businesses decided to open their doors on the same block in the heart of the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard––what they call “Dream Street.” Champions […]

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Community Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Couch Park

Portland residents came together this past Saturday to celebrate the grand re-opening of Couch Park in Portland, Oregon. The new upgrades to the park that were highlighted during the celebration include a new inclusive playground, plaza, and Portland Loo. Park renovations were funded with support from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond, Metro, Harper’s Playground, and MLC PTSA’s Friends […]

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Everett Community College Offers Presidency To Daria J. Willis

Earlier this week, Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to offer the college presidency to Daria J. Willis, Ph.D. Willis has accepted, pending completion of contract negotiations. The decision was made at a special board meeting Monday after a national search, a campus visit earlier this month with student, faculty, staff and community […]

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Nearly 50 Students From Across Washington State Commit To Pursuing STEM Careers

Just like signing days for athletes, the second-annual Washington STEM Signing Day presented in partnership with Boeing today celebrated high school seniors from across the state as they made their commitments to some of the state and country’s top technical schools, colleges, and universities. Students signed STEM Letters of Intent at the state capitol in […]

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By: Aaron Williams (Seattle Medium) Initiative I-1000 has passed! On April 28 both houses of the Washington State Legislature passed the long-fought initiative bringing back into law Affirmative Action in the state.  The initiative passed the Senate by a vote of 26-22, and the House by a vote of 56-42. King County Councilmember Larry Gossett […]

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New Portland Loo Comes to Lynchview Park

Parks Commissioner Nick Fish has approved additional System Development Charge funds to allow for the installation of a Portland Loo (permanent restroom) as part of the improvements at Lynchview Park. The Loo will be located near the new playground, in a location that was previously planned to have a porta-potty. (The playground will be located along […]

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