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Judge Kemp (Jr.) can be best described as a community-minded leader who loves to have fun. Born in Fayetteville, NC (Ft. Bragg) and raised in San Diego, CA, this military brat along with his older and younger sister was, introduced to diversity on their way west. In San Diego, Judge discovered his rhythm and joined the cast of “City Streets” at Sea World. Prior to moving to Portland more than a decade ago, he lived and traveled abroad in the “Venice of the north," Amsterdam.

A graduate of Portland State University, Judge majored in Communication and minored in Community Development, Judge learned the importance of neighborhood involvement, activism, and giving back to the community. Judge resides in North Portland with his partner, home designer, Eric Schnell. Judge and Eric enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and entertaining friends at their home.

Entries by Judge Kemp

One. Two. Three?

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 10:07 PM

It's only a myth that bad things come in threes right? Events of this year have really started to make a believer out of me. Over the last few months, three of my female friends have been confronted by the heartbreaking death of their mothers. These deaths strangely all happened...

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Peace Be With You -- But Not You

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 2:01 PM

UCC Roseburg. Planned Parenthood Colorado Springs. San Bernardino. Donald Trump. ISIS. Laquan McDonald

Is the end of days now upon us? It sounds like it with all the death and despair we see and hear in the media. So much of the news has been focused on the negativity going...

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Hungry for Rights

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 3:50 PM

I love my mother and I'm not ashamed to say it out loud. She raised my two sisters and me by herself for the majority of our young lives. It wasn't an easy job and at times we weren't certain there was enough food in the house to feed three...

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Here, Kitty, Kitty - It's Time for Change

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 12:56 AM

Fear is a huge enabler. It can save us when we're confronted with a dangerous or unsure situation (fight or flight), it can also make us depressed, and complacent. Fear can also act as an intimidator that keeps us bound in careers with no future or even potential for fair...

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A Summer of Love

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 6:28 PM

My story is simple and even a little romantic.

I'm fortunate to have an amazingly talented man in my life. In the '80s I used to work at a well-known clothing store, at the then newly opened shopping mall in downtown San Diego, Horton Plaza. Eric was a regular...

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Not an Easy Decision

(5) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 3:00 PM

I have been involved in scouting in some form or another throughout most of my young and early adult life. As a young boy in elementary school, I was enrolled in the Cub Scouts, then Webelos, and later after a bit of a life break, the Boy Scouts where I...

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