The Reverend Dr. T Allen Bethel
Gone but never to be forgotten.
December 2020 has been brutal to me. Rev Bethel is just one of the loved people in my life gone forever. Many words have already been spoken but with my arm around him a few years back, a picture is worth a thousand words.
A true faith leader
The North/Northeast Preference Policy
The Preference Policy is an effort by the Portland Housing Bureau to address the ongoing harmful impacts of urban renewal by giving preference to housing applicants who were displaced, are at risk of displacement, or the descendants of families displaced due to urban renewal activity in North and Northeast Portland. Learn more about the preference policy here.
A white guy named Matthew Tschadbold help lead this effort.
Albert Lee for Congress 2020
Tonight, I am endorsing Albert Lee for US Congress 3rd District. Essentially, I am supporting him for the same reason I supported JoAnn Hardesty for City Council. (I wish I had some of the money back raised to help support her.} But like she implied in her run for office, these old white guys need to gather their things, go home and take a long nap. Seriously, I struggled with the notion of supporting Earl Blumenauer but in truth I could not find one thing through his long history of representing the 3rd district that he’s done specifically for black people. Black people don’t ride a lot of bicycles, and things under his administration hasn’t gotten better for black people. Black people are still registering goose eggs (0s) in terms of participation on federal contracts, we still have a huge education achievement gap, our home ownership rates are the worse ever, and we still have the highest incarceration rates. Need I say more?
On the other hand Albert Lee is a up and coming young black man who has principles and talent. He has a good campaign agenda and he has courage as exhibited by him standing up to the bullying tactics of E.D. Mondaine at the last NAACP general membership meeting. Here’s what he said in his last correspondence in our effort to check E.D.
“Please post on all my social media and provide links to Rosa Colquitt and James Posey, cc’d here so that they may link and re-post. Thank you.
To all who plan on attending tomorrow’s Portland NAACP Gala, I ask that you reconsider. At the last monthly meeting of the NAACP, I asked openly for the president to step down for improper leadership by fiat, questionable & murky accounting, and general incompetence.
At the end of the meeting, the president openly threatened me with physical violence. In light of what I have witnessed, I have no confidence that funds raised from this event will be appropriately handled or benefit the community. Unlike our newest member @repblumenauer, I have zero confidence in the current leadership of this organization and will not be attending the event.
I want to thank Jomo Greenidge and his team at BlackPDX for a much needed tech assist on our website.
Get ready, BPA.Report is coming back!!!!
Watch the presentation to Portland City Council on Feb 18th, rooting in the research by Matt Chorpenning, Ann Curry-Stevens and the Center to Advance Racial Equity at Portland State University.
Following a membership vote on Saturday, November 15, 2014, and subsequent certification by the Elections Supervisory Committee, Portland’s NAACP Chapter 1120B will have new leadership. Jo Ann
Hardesty was elected President. James Posey will serve as 1st Vice President. Their two-year terms begin in January. Continue reading NAACP Portland Chapter 1120B Elects 2015 Leadership Team