Watch the presentation to Portland City Council on Feb 18th, rooting in the research by Matt Chorpenning, Ann Curry-Stevens and the Center to Advance Racial Equity at Portland State University.
How do these recent events impact black people: Mayor Charlie Hale’s 2015 priorities; the recent firing of Catherine Mater, the chair of Department of Transportation Commission; Carol Smith’s Portland Public Schools reorganization plan, and the Governor’s vision for the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act? They all have huge implications for black people, both specifically and as they interrelate to each other. Continue reading Can Black people connect the O-DOT’s?
Maybe it is too early to tell but perhaps one of Charlie Hale’s best decisions as mayor is appointing Larry O’Dea as police chief. In spite of an avalanche of criticism, it appears the Mayor made a good decision. This chief seems to be most comfortable in his own skin. Continue reading Good Choice Mayor Hales