Oregon’s Black Immigrant and Refugee Communities Survey

The State of Black Oregon is a report that the Urban League of Portland releases every five years. It includes data and research as well as essays from experts around the state and country in health, housing, economic development, the criminal justice system, child welfare, and other areas.  It also...

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Urban League of Portland Recognized with I Am Empowered Award

During the National Urban League Annual Conference in Cincinnati Ohio, Mr. Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, formally recognized the Urban League of Portland affiliate for its exceptional service to the community. The National Urban League recognize various affiliates and their accomplishments at the Delegate Assembly during the...

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The Urban League of Portland Welcomes Four New Board Members

Last Thursday, we announced the addition of four new board members to our organization. “We are excited to welcome these committed, talented board members to the Urban League,” said Michael Alexander, CEO of the Urban League of Portland. “Our board is critical to the success of our organization and to...

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Rob Ingram Honored at National Urban League Young Professionals Summit

Former president of the Urban League of Portland’s Young Professional Chapter, Rob Ingram, who passed away suddenly in 2011, received a national recognition yesterday. Dana Ingram, his widow, accepted in his honor the Robert Ingram National Day of Service Award, naming all future national award recipients in his honor.  Rob dedicated...

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An Open Letter to Our Community in N/NE Portland

Many of your learned of the tragic shooting this past Monday afternoon, June 30th in the New Columbia neighborhood of N Portland. The victim was a 24 yr old man who died at the scene. If the tragic loss of life and if the anguish his family and friends are...

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Give to United Way, Vote for the Urban League

Right now, in our own backyard, 40% of kids are trapped in a cycle of poverty. 40%! The Urban League offers a variety of programs to help African American families break that cycle in meaningful ways. From our summer youth program that offers children of all backgrounds an opportunity to...

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