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
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...

Oct
20

Oregon has a history of ingenuity and innovation. We have worked hard to come together and build communities and public systems — roads, schools, cities and towns — that sustain us.

Yet, that central lesson of coming together is often forgotten.

Let’s remember it. It may be the only way we can get out of our current affordable housing...

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