Census 2020: Africans, African-Americans consider how to respond to questions about origins

The 2020 census is still two years away, but there is plenty of buzz about what the federal survey will ask, including questions about citizenship and country of origin. For the first time, people will be able to write in their origins in a blank box on the census instead of just checking a race. … More Census 2020: Africans, African-Americans consider how to respond to questions about origins

A Vestige Of NE Portland Is Gone: Albina Community Bank

When Stephen Green joined the staff at Albina Community Bank, there was no mistaking that the bank was steeped in the community. “I was in for Albina when I heard the question in the interview, ‘Where do you volunteer in Northeast Portland?’” Green said. “That said thousands of words about the organization.” Green is an entrepreneur and … More A Vestige Of NE Portland Is Gone: Albina Community Bank

Program Aims To Teach White Liberals How To Talk About Race

After the 2016 presidential election, David Campt realized America had a bigger problem than he’d thought. “Before the election I perceived, ‘Oooh there’s a whole bunch of angry white people, and Trump represents their anger. And man, they are about to lose big,” he said. “After Trump won, I realized we’ve had a massive white ally fail, … More Program Aims To Teach White Liberals How To Talk About Race

Green Duck Lounge: A series of podcasts exploring today’s civil rights movement through the lens of history

In 1970, a gunman killed civil rights leader Leon Jordan outside the Green Duck Lounge, a popular Kansas City watering hole which Jordan owned. Reporter Michelle Tyrene Johnson of KCUR-FM in Kansas City is also a playwright who penned the play,” The Green Duck Lounge.” In Februrary, the University of Missouri staged the play, which … More Green Duck Lounge: A series of podcasts exploring today’s civil rights movement through the lens of history

St. Louis County school district creates space for black girls to find their voice

For three years Shante Duncan has facilitated The L.O.V.E. Project with freshman girls at Lafayette High School in Wildwood. She talks to the girls about school and anything else they want to share about their personal lives. This month, Duncan centered the session around important African-American females, from Ida B. Wells to Henrietta Lacks, a … More St. Louis County school district creates space for black girls to find their voice

A shared future: Kirkwood, Missouri residents look ahead

Ten years after Charles Lee “Cookie” Thornton opened fire at Kirkwood City Hall, some residents hope the city is learning to empathize with the experiences of non-white people and encourage understanding across racial and socioeconomic lines. Thornton shot and killed five people and wounded others at Kirkwood City Hall on Feb. 7, 2008. Two police … More A shared future: Kirkwood, Missouri residents look ahead

What’s In A Name? Portland Neighborhood Questions Historic High School Name

Thomas Jefferson High School, or ‘Jeff’ as alumni and locals fondly call it, is a historic pillar of North Portland. Its first graduating class was in 1912, and the school has the largest populations of African-American high school students in the state. But some people are questioning whether the founding father is an appropriate representative for … More What’s In A Name? Portland Neighborhood Questions Historic High School Name