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NORTHWEST NEWS

 

The Skanner News Archives: A Forgotten Riot that Rocked City Hall

In the interest of preserving our city’s history, The Skanner News has pulled from our archives a series of past articles and photos following this significant incident of civil unrest  

Metro Transit Rolls Out Reduced Fare Program

King County Metro Transit commuters who earn up to 200 percent of the poverty level qualify for reduced fares starting next spring  

Organ Donation: Why African Americans Should Sign Up

One woman tells her story of survival through another person's sacrifice  

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN OPINION / NEWS

 

Ferguson: The Disaster Before Michael Brown's Shooting

Concentrated poverty with half of Ferguson's homes in foreclosure made the city a microcosm of the racial disparities in today's America

President Obama Strengthens Trade With Africa at Summit

Once United States involvement in Africa focused on humanitarian aid; Obama has refocused on trade and investments that benefit both America and the African continent  

White Cops Kill At Least Two Blacks Each Week

Using the most conservative data, Blacks are almost twice as likely to be killed by police as cops are likely to be murdered in the line of duty

 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

 

Kam Williams' Celebrity Interview: Damon Wayans, Jr.

Kam talks to Damon Wayans, Jr. about his new movie "Let's Be Cops"

Kam Williams Reviews Movies Opening Aug. 22, 2014

This week: Are You Here, If I Stay, Sin City, Kink, When the Game Stands Tall, 14 Blades, Love is Strange, The Prince

Serendipity Players Present Crumbs From the Table of Joy

From Pulitzer-winner Lynn Nottage, the play shows a black military family who move to Brooklyn in the 1950s  

 

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