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ican-made — and most
products are made at
the Beaverton facility,
though Hayes anticipates
having to work with con-
tract manufacturers for
larger-scale projects in
the future.
Hayes had considered
moving to Portland to
launch Hue Noir. Her
husband was initially re-
Smaller cosmetics compa-
nies have multiplied in re-
cent years, creating an op-
portunity for Hayes to serve
demographics larger beauty
companies have often ne-
Products are available
through the company’s
website as well as Cost- — and lipsticks
are sold locally at Made-
HerePDX, a shop dedi-
cated to selling work by
local designers and man-
ufacturers. (The store
has three locations – the
Pearl district, downtown
and on North Missis-
sippi Avenue. Hue Noir
lipsticks are currently
available at the Pearl lo-
cation and Hayes expects
they will be available at
the Mississippi store in
the near future.)
There is no published
list of the number of
beauty product com-
panies owned by Black
women. But smaller cos-
metics companies have
multiplied in recent
years, creating an oppor-
tunity for Hayes to serve
beauty companies have
often neglected.
The company, based
out of Beaverton, is
small: Hayes has two
full-time employees and
a couple of interns and
occasionally uses tempo-
rary help.
The majority of raw
materials are sourced
domestically and the
brand is certified Amer-
luctant, but was offered
a job as general counsel
for Nike, and the rest was
played into the strategy
that I used for my busi-
ness,” Hayes said. “I feel
like there are a lot of re-
sources and opportuni-
ties to network.”
Hayes lives in Beaver-
ton and likes having a
short commute after liv-
ing in Los Angeles, but
did say she sometimes
feels isolated from Port-
land’s African American
She does get to connect
with customers at trade
shows — she works five
to six trade shows per
year. They’ve also been
fruitful for putting her
in contact with major re-
tailers. But they provide
Hayes with her favor-
ite on-the-job moments:
seeing customers find
a shade of makeup that
works for them. Those
moments remind Hayes
of being a child and ex-
perimenting with her
mother’s lipstick.
“A lot of our consumers
have been people who’ve
not been able to find
anything good for them-
selves,” Hayes said.
PepsiCo, Partners Donate Food to SEI
On Dec. 18 PepsiCo distributed holiday food boxes to Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI). PepsiCo donated $10,000 to SEI to support youth and
their families during the holiday season. In addition, SEI received other food donations from local community partners Franz, Oregon
Food Bank and United Salad. Holiday food boxes contain everything needed for a holiday traditional meal such as 10- to 15-pound ham,
macaroni and cheese, stuffing, rolls and more. Boxes were distributed by PepsiCo and SEI staff to more than 200 families.
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Maseeh College of Engineering
and Computer Science at Port-
land State University, is hoping
to change that by getting more
students interested in computer
Through a $1 million National
Science Foundation grant award-
ed to PSU’s Maseeh College,
I have long been
concerned that
we have failed to
attract a broad
and diverse
set of students
to computer
Hook’s team plans to bring in-
clusive computer science curric-
ulum to high school students of
all backgrounds across Oregon,
particularly those who have been
historically underrepresented in
these classes.
“I have long been concerned
that we have failed
to attract a broad
and diverse set of
students to com-
puter science,” said
Hook, who joined
PSU in 2004.
knowledge of com-
puter science is
quickly becoming
fundamental to be-
ing an informed member of soci-
The grant will fund Computer
Science for Oregon, a profession-
al development program that will
train, develop and coach Oregon
high school teachers to deliver
entry-level computer science
coursework to their students.
The curriculum, called Explor-
ing Computer Science (ECS), was
developed by Joanna Goode – a
University of Oregon education
studies associate professor —
and  has been adopted by urban
school districts in Los Angeles,
Chicago and New York.
“Today’s world is one in which
there are many hidden kinds of
privilege,” said Hook. “In some
schools, only certain kids are
tracked into computer science
classes. Most computing work is
presented in the context of the
dominant culture which leaves
out many students.”
“With Computer Science for Or-
egon, we’ll focus on negating the
effects of these kinds of privilege
and placing computer science
thinking in the context of stu-
dents’ own cultures.”
Computer Science for Oregon is
scheduled to begin training high
school teachers as early as spring
2018, while the curriculum for
students will be available next
school year.
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ples, families, and women experienc-
ing domestic violence.
“We opened new seasonal and severe
weather shelters,” said Kafoury. “And
we increased the number of people
who moved back into permanent hous-
ing and helped record numbers of peo-
ple from ever becoming homeless in
the first place.”
Even so, homelessness continues to
challenge the county and the city of
Portland, while critics of policy say
elected officials are not doing enough.
Mayor Ted Wheeler recently came
under fire by social justice advocates
when he designated eight city blocks
in downtown Portland as a ‘no-sit’
zone. They say the decision contradicts
Wheeler’s campaign promises of work-
ing to protect and house the city’s mar-
ginalized population.
“Ted Wheeler has chosen to fast-track
more no-sit zones to prevent houseless
individuals from being where busi-
nessmen don’t want to see them,” wrote
protest group Portland’s Resistance
on its Facebook page. “Banning people
This is not
normal and it is
not acceptable
from sitting in public spaces is not a
solution to the housing crisis. It fur-
ther dehumanizes our most vulnerable
community members.”
The zoning move was largely to ap-
pease tourists and commercial spaces
in the eight-block stretch, which the
mayor has called a “high pedestrian
zone.” Among the businesses located
there is one of Columbia Sportswear’s
Its CEO, Tim Boyle, penned an op-ed
for The Oregonian last month in which
he outlined instances of crime and ha-
rassment experienced by his employ-
ees from people on the street outside
his building.
In defense of the zoning, Wheeler re-
sponded with his own op-ed in The Or-
egonian, where he wrote that the ‘no-sit
zone’ “gives authorities the flexibility
they need to address specific public
safety or public health threats in con-
gested areas, by keeping our sidewalks
accessible and walkable. This com-
mon-sense approach will not be used to
harass homeless people as some have
wrongly suggested.”
processing company. She
told interviewers she
was interested in make-
up, and they told her the
job would teach her the
basics of chemistry and
In 2009 Hayes launched
Hue Noir, a line of make-
up specifically for wom-
en of color, with an em-
phasis on darker shades.
More than one third of the homeless deaths in
Multnomah County occurred in public spaces.