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Listening to: Smiling Faces

I have been spending the last few days pouring over the pages of El Hispanic News, PQ Monthly, The Asian Reporter, Street Roots, The Portland Observer, The Skanner, and many other independent media outlets locally and nationally. …

Star Trends: A General Reading for Nov/Dec 2016

By Robert McEwen

Planetary cycles bring out certain dynamics that are archetypal patterns of the Collective psyche.   There is an undercurrent on a global level that tends to express certain psychological patterns through all peoples.  The Sign of Capricorn represents form and structure …

Fearless Pursuit of Freedom

By Suzanne Deakins

Through the years I have written much about fear. My sun sign is that of Capricorn, the negative aspect of Capricorn is to be afraid and to feel frozen unable to change that which is happening at the …

Book Review: “The Essential RuPaul”

The Queen has spoken.

Everyone listens because, well, how can they not? Her bearing, her stature, her very demeanor demand attention from all her subjects and in the new book “The Essential RuPaul” by John Davis, illustrations by Libby Vanderploeg, these …

A Latino Giant Awakens

By Alberto Moreno

On this post-election November morning, brown us wakes to a different America. Wakes to a less kind America. Wakes to a divided, unequal America. Wakes to an unforeseen unimagined Trump presidency.

Trump who has described us as “criminals,” as …

Opinion: Two Spirit in the wake of the Aftermath

By Monty Herron

Well, post-election, after Super Tuesday, and it’s a brave, new, orange, racist, bigoted, and homophobic world. On day four of Portland’s protests, I decided to embed myself as a human rights observer, and lend my voice and body to …