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Voices from the Edge on 05/20/09

Airs at: Wed, 05/20/2009 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers tha... Read more

Race and Recession

  The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structur... Read more

Home Forclosure Auctions

Airs at: Sun, 05/17/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  Every Monday morning, foreclosed and pre-foreclosure homes are auctioned off on the steps of the Multnomah County courthouse in downtown Portland. After demonstrations last week by several dozen protesters disrupted the auction, this week saw enhanced security and just a... Read more

Oregon Cross Burning Investigation continues

Airs at: Sun, 05/17/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  As we reported on Friday’s news, a burning cross was discovered in the yard of a racially-mixed family in Alsea Oregon last week. After initially calling the incident a case of ‘reckless burning’, police later classified it as a hate crime. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke w... Read more

Direct Action at Multnomah County Foreclosure Auction

Airs at: Sun, 05/17/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Every Monday morning, foreclosed and pre-foreclosure homes are auctioned off on the steps of the Multnomah County courthouse in downtown Portland. After demonstrations last week by several dozen protesters disrupted the auction, this week saw enhanced security and just a fe... Read more

ACORN Protest against foreclosure auctions

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  Protesters gathered at the County Courthouse in downtown, yesterday, to protest the auctioning off of foreclosed homes. A representative for multiple banks has been auctioning off foreclosed homes to anyone who will show up, every Monday at 10:00. But this week, proteste... Read more

Ramona Africa: What the Corporate Media Didn’t Tell You about May 13, 1985!

Airs at: Thu, 04/23/2009 at 5:00pm
What the Corporate Media Didn’t Tell You about May 13, 1985!   The sole adult survivor of the May 13, 1985 massacre of 11 members of the MOVE organization is Ramona Africa. The the City of Philadelphia and the FBI and  dropped a C4 bomb on MOVE’s 6221 Osage Avenue home in W... Read more

Home loan modifications rife with scams and difficulties

Airs at: Sun, 05/03/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The home foreclosure crisis has created a booming industry of firms promising to stop foreclosure. A growing number are flat out scams. To counter the predators, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services held a home preservation event at the Memorial Coliseum ... Read more

Rinku Sen: Race and Obama's first 100 days

Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President ... Read more

Janet Hollaway Africa

Airs at: Sun, 04/26/2009 at 5:00pm
MAY 13, 1985 BOMBING AND FIRE - Lt. Frank Powell prepares to drop the Bomb on innocent human beings! The Bomb - A Bomb that Killed - Murdered Women, Men and Children!  Janet Hollaway Africa is a member of the "back to nature group" MOVE. She and others were imprisoned wit... Read more