Showdown at the ‘Invoke’ corral

By Monty Herron

Hello, again friends and community members! I hope your holidays (honoring all faiths and paths) were wonder-filled! After a much-needed break to rest and recharge with family and friends, even compete in a karaoke competition; it’s back to …

Page 3: A Message From Our Publisher

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. …

A Message From The Color PAC of Oregon

One Saturday morning in February, right before gymnastics class, Caprina Harris broke her 6-year old granddaughter’s heart: Barack Obama, she told her, would not be president forever.

The video of her granddaughter’s distraught and emotional reaction is endearing—in the way that …

This is the Clarion Call?

 #searchitup

By Melanie Davis, Brilliant Media llc.

Blood and disaster worldwide…what words does a Publisher of community advocacy publication put to ink? Since June 12, 2016, I have met with and had many conversations with people ranging from political leaders, spiritual advisors, …

Dreaming of America the Brave

By Alberto Moreno, El Hispanic News

When we were illegal, our fathers and mothers would rise in the early of the morning, walk past the cumin-laced kitchen and descend the dark wooden steps into the basement of Frank’s tenement building. They …