Oregon Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Hate Crime Killing

An Oregon judge sentenced Russell Courtier to life in prison for the 2016 murder of Larnell Bruce Jr. Courtier will serve at least 30 years before becoming eligible for parole. Last month, a jury convicted Courtier of murder and second-degree intimidation, which functions as Oregon’s hate crime statute. He was also convicted of failure to perform the duty … More Oregon Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Hate Crime Killing

‘A State Of Absurdity’: Author Damon Young Takes On Black Life With Humor

Growing up in Pittsburgh, co-founder of the cultural commentary website VerySmartBrothas and the author of the memoir “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,” Damon Young is bringing his “living while black” experiences to the Kranzberg Arts Center on Friday. Young, 40, harbored the idea of writing a book for while. His agent suggested he take his punchy racial, … More ‘A State Of Absurdity’: Author Damon Young Takes On Black Life With Humor

Signs Of Oregon’s Racist Past Might Be In The Documents Of Homes

Leaders across Oregon have taken great pains in recent years to acknowledge the state’s racist past and dismantle tools of institutional racism in real estate. But the history lingers — maybe even in the documents of your home. Racially restrictive covenants came to prominence in the 1920s. As neighborhoods were created in cities across the country, housing … More Signs Of Oregon’s Racist Past Might Be In The Documents Of Homes