was hastily built in 1943 as thousands of workers moved to the area to take up
jobs in the wartime seaports. Forty thousand workers took residence in the
town, which grew from shanty structures to massive public housing in a few
short years. At its peak it was the second largest city in Oregon but after the
war, the population dropped to just over eighteen thousand. But for the African
Americans who stayed, it was a place to call home.
On Sunday June 1st, the battle to halt the siting
of a Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline through Oregon entered a new phase. a man
named Rick also known as Brokenfeather
began a 10 day Hunger Strike in front of the NW Natural Energy Company
Headquarters at 220 NW ist ave.
Nw natural is just one of several pipeline
proposals being considered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. It is
working with Palomar Gas Transmission System on a plan that would install 500
miles of Oregon’s public and Private lands.
A sexual discrimination lawsuit
has been filed by three Hispanic women against the Boardman, Oregon Beef
Northwest feedlot management for refusing to hire and employ them based on
their race and gender.
This is the latest
development in a series of labor related-issues that have been directed at Beef
KBOO reporter Rebecca Nay spoke with Steve Witte
from the United Farmworkers of America.
JUNE IS GAY PRIDE MONTH AND WE’RE STARTING IT OFF WITH A VISIT WITH THE STAR OF “GAYTINO” DAN GUERRERO IS COMING TO PORTLAND IN HIS ONE MAN SHOW THAT’S GOTTEN RAVE REVIEWS AROUND THE COUNTRY PLUS A ROUND-UP OF EVENTS THIS WEEKEND AND BEYOND.
Hosts Leigh Anne Kranz and Kayse Jama, Executive Director of the Center for Intercultural Organizing, speak with Kayse's mentor Eric Ward, of the Center for New Community, about two looming anti-immigrant ballot initiatives in Oregon, Measures #19 and #122. He also discusses the history of a national movement to manipulate the American public on the issue of migration. And he analyzes current anti-immigrant movements.
Host Crystal Leighty speaks with local activist Yvonne Simmons about her recent trip to Peru where she has worked with a political and human rights NGO for many years. She talks about her work with children in poor neighborhoods who live off the small items that they scavenge from a local garbage dump. She also discusses her work on preventing violence against women.
This is a conversation had between myself, Tony Muhammad and Adisa Banjoko on fatherhood and ideas of 'multiculturalism', as stemmed from the event Adisa attended, a book release event called BAF (Be A Father).
To reach Adisa, go to www.hiphopchessfederation.org, or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony's contact information is www.myspace.com/tonymuhammad, or email@example.com
To read about the 'Be A Father' event or to hear how the event went down, go to www.daveyd.com and go to 'Listen To Rhymefest Open Up To His Young Son'.