Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

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Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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Oct
23

Measure 86 would create funds for Oregonians pursuing post-secondary educations. It would also allow the state to borrow money for a scholarship fund for Oregonians pursuing college or career training. This measure is an essential step in maintaining a healthy society that believes in giving its own citizens the skills they need to...

Oct
22
Charles McGee III, co-founder of the Black Parent Initiative with his son

Charles McGee III and I sit outside a coffee shop one late afternoon, but we are far from alone. We are interrupted multiple times by passersby who know him and can’t help but say hello. He greets each one like an old friend.

“And how’s your mother doing?” he...

Oct
22
Charles McGee III, co-founder of the Black Parent Initiative Photo by Diego Diaz

It’s warm on this summer day in the Southeast Portland art gallery, but local artist Robert Collins stands unfazed — decked out in a slate blue three-piece suit complete with matching fedora. The sun streams through two walls of windows and lands...

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