Beverly Corbell is a writing and editing professional. She works as a free lance reporter and photographer for the Portland Observer.
Musical journey a focus on two historic black towns
A diverse group of Portland writers and musicians are the creators behind “From Maxville to Vanport” a new CD of songs and original music telling the stories of two Oregon towns rooted in early African American history.”
Jarvez Hall grows prospects in culturally diverse region
East Multnomah County is one of the most culturally diverse areas in the state, and also one of the poorest. That reality has been the impetus behind push by the nonprofit East Metro Economic Alliance (EMEA) to transform the east county area by coordinating economic development with East Portland as well as the four cities that comprise the eastern end of the county – Gresham, Wood Village, Fairview and Troutdale.
A Jobs and justice mandate for Broadway development
Portland has mismanaged economic and residential development in the past and caused the diaspora of much of its African American community. But now the city is taking a different tact to determine the scope of a major downtown development.
Ballot to kill sanctuary law draws a fight
Measure 105 (Initiative Proposition 22) seeks to roll back anti-racial profiling reforms in Oregon and is sponsored by the Repeal Oregon Sanctuary Law, which is funded by Oregonians for Immigration Reform and the Federation for American Reform--both groups are classified as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Advocates fight new rule and brace for cuts
Sex education advocates brace for impact of new gag rule on discussing full range of options for preventing pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases
Multicultural festival sets course for annual event
The Good in the Hood music festival and community celebration is making plans for this year’s event with a new added focus, a return to a previous venue and a legendary R & B performer.