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NEWS BRIEFS

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' Screens at New Performing Arts Center, Federal Way

Free screening follows the day after official ribbon cutting of the arts center ...

Join a Book Club at Your Neighborhood Library

At North Portland Library, Pageturners Black Voices focuses on books written by and about African and African American authors ...

Meeting of the NE Community Development Oversight Committee

The fourth meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23 ...

Health Share of Oregon Invests $3M in Community Health Workers

Investment will improve health care access, quality and outcomes for Oregonians who face barriers to care ...

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SEIU’s President: No Place for White Supremacists in the White House

Mary Kay Henry makes following statement on Trump’s remarks after violence in Charlottesville ...

It’s Time to Show “Middle Neighborhoods” Love, Before It’s too Late

Middle Neighborhoods, School Rehabilitation and Food Insecurity are key action items for the policy agenda of the CBC. ...

Despite Unequal Treatment, Black Women Will Rise

NNPA Newswire Columnist Julianne Malveaux talks about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day ...

PCC Cascade President on Free Tuition Program

Any student who qualifies for the Oregon Promise can attend most in-state community colleges tuition-free ...

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The Skanner Foundation will present the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Jan. 21 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, 921 SW 6th Ave., in downtown Portland.  Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and the event will run until 10:30 a.m.

The foundation has reserved 300 tickets for individuals and nonprofits. Call 503-285-5555 to secure your tickets.

Now in its 27th year, the breakfast offers academic scholarships to Portland-area students entering higher education.  

The keynote speaker at the breakfast will be Irma McClaurin PhD. McClaurin started her career as a poet before going on to become an anthropologist and author, writing about the civil rights movement and women in Belize as well as editing an anthology of feminist anthropology.  As an academic administrator, she co-founded and led the University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach Center, and is a former  President of Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C.  McClaurin will speak about Dr. King's legacy in the digital age. 
More: Q&A with Dr McClaurin

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