10-04-2022  6:19 am   •   PDX and SEA Weather

Oscar H. Blayton  

Black America lives in a series of deserts. Many of us live in food deserts, financial deserts, employment deserts, and most of us live in information deserts.

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Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair, Democratic Party of Oregon and Chair of DPO's Black Caucus 

The majority of Oregonians, including our rural communities, value inclusion and unity, not racism and bigotry.

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Dr. John E. Warren, Publisher San Diego Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper 

 We must start a voter registration drive right here where we live. This effort must become as important to us as putting food on the table and a roof over our heads.

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Oscar H. Blayton 

To many Americans, “reparations” is a dirty word when applied to Black folks.

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Tammy Boyd 

Many should recognize that health equity – or ensuring that disadvantaged populations get customized approaches to care and better medical outcomes – is a top priority.

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Melinda Burrell 

Democracy now requires much more than voting.

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Student debt remains a stubborn obstacle that prevents Black Americans from securing financial stability

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Winslow Myers 

Because I find loyalty to the ex-President or to gun rights so mysterious, I would have welcomed some sort of dialogue with opposing views, though we all sensed it was a bridge too far. 

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Robert C. Koehler 

The constitutional originalists do what they must to keep ignorance viable, to keep us anchored to the certainties of the old days

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Glynda C. Carr 

Black women are nearly three times more likely to die during childbirth than white women and are more likely to face maternal health issues.

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