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Mayor Charlie Hales

City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

Phone: 503-823-4120

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 340, Portland, OR 97204

African-American Community Resources

Black Male Achievement press conference

"Lift Ev'ry Voice" Project: The OPB project "Lift Ev'ry Voice explores Portland's African American history, with a focus on the turbulent 1960s, '70s and early '80s." The website includes an hour-long documentary, publications, videos, and websites about the history of Oregon civil rights.

Black Male Achievement: Black Male Achievement Portland (BMA) is a project designed to assist City leaders in their efforts to improve the life outcomes of Black men and boys. BMA will help improve the life outcomes of Black men and boys in four key areas: education, employment, family stability, and criminal justice.

Portland African American Leadership Forum: The African-American Leadership Forum is a movement of African-American leaders and stewards across five metropolitan areas — the Twin Cities, Portland, Seattle, Des Moines, and Tacoma — that is committed to the revitalization and sustainability of a vibrant African-American community.

Partners in Diversity: Partners in Diversity partners with Oregon and Southwest Washington member employers to attract and retain professionals of color.

KairosPDX: KairosPDX is a non-profit organization focused on delivering excellent, equitable, culturally responsive education to under-served children, their families and their communities.

Black PFLAG: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of Black/African-American gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal human rights. 

Portland Police Bureau African American Advisory Council: The African American Advisory Council is a partnership that brings together members of Portland’s African American community and police officers to promote understanding and respect in police and community relationships.