Portland Black Music Festival featuring Farnell Newton, Tony Ozier, The Othership Connection, Saeeda Wright, Cool Nutz, Mic Capes, Andre St. James and more at the Mission Theater on Sept. 11, 2016

"It takes a village." I was raised with this philosophy as my guiding principle. Growing up a multiracial (white, black and Native American) male in the black community of Miami, during times of need, the answer was always to ask the village to pitch in. My grandmother was my caretaker when I was a young kid, and then my Aunt Jonette, and finally my Uncle Malcolm. They really embodied this philosophy. After I... read more

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