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Kanani Cortez

About Kanani Cortez

Kanani Cortez, Staff Writer: Kanani Cortez is a student journalist from South San Francisco, CA. Her interest in journalism began at a young age when she saw how news and media is a way for disenfranchised communities to engage in issues that affect their communities. Prior to writing at The Bridge, Kanani wrote for El Tecolote in San Francisco, worked on The Womanist, and wrote and edited for The Campanil at Mills College. Through these publications she was able to cover issues such as resources for undocumented students, diversity in counseling services, and the decolonization of Guam which she hopes to expand on while writing for The Bridge.

Don’t Yield Keep Enduring: KayelaJ

By Kanani Cortez|April 4, 2019

For those who are tapped into Portland’s local music scene, it’s only a matter of time before one hears of Makayela Johnson (KayelaJ). Between her explosive first single, Heat Gentlemen’s Club, her many shows at local venues, and her podcast

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PCC’s Multicultural Center

By Kanani Cortez|March 6, 2019

The PCC Sylvania multicultural center (MC) serves as a resource center for PCC’s students of color. Each of PCC’s campus has a multicultural center with a mission   “to support the recruitment, retention, and holistic (academic, leadership, professional) success of

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Community Engaged Policing Committee Meets for the First Time

By Kanani Cortez|January 8, 2019

The newly formed Portland Committee on Community Engaged Policing (PCCEP) met for their first public meeting on Wednesday, November 28th. The mayor-appointed committee met to establish their bylaws, elect officers of the committee, share information about a city wide survey,

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