Anita Smith speaks out

A full-page article in today’s Willamette Week gave Hannah Bea’s owner Anita Smith an opportunity to lash out at the Portland Development Commission, gentrification, and “white people” who pushed blacks out on inner Northeast Portland. She says that for blacks, “Gresham is our new reservation.”

One thing is certain: MLK will miss Anita Smith’s outspokenness, and Portland journalists will as well – she has been the ‘voice’ of MLK Boulevard for several years in the local papers.

The article notes that Smith will hold a fundraiser at H. Bea’s this Saturday to help cover her final bills.

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