Despite Portland’s status as one of the best Northern cities for race relations. the more predominantly black areas of North and Northeast Portland still have specific needs beyond what the City can now provide.
One organization that has been working quietly and with little publicity to meet those needs is the Islamic Center for Self Improvement near Jefferson High School.
On March 16, KBOO reported concerns about police operations in this area. In today,’s segment KBOO’s Ethan Scarl speaks with Minister Rahsan Mohammed about the Center’s role in the community.