02-22-2018  6:25 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Last Day to Apply for Affordable Housing is Feb. 22

Longtime and displaced residents of N/NE Portland receive preference for new housing, apply before midnight Thursday ...

NAACP Announces Key Partnerships

Voter mobilization for 2018 midterm elections takes precedence among issues uniting groups ...

Winter Donations Needed, Warming Centers Open Through Thursday

Locals encouraged to check on neighbors, winter gear needed ...

August Wilson Monologue Competition Takes Place Feb. 26

Standby tickets are still available for event ...

Portland Author Renée Watson to Read From ‘Betty Before X’ at North Portland Library Feb. 24

Book, coauthored by Ilyasah Shabazz, focuses on life of Dr. Betty Shabazz as a young person ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Raising Emotionally Competent Children

Lynette Monrie on how her grandparents taught her to love herself I don't remember my grandparents assisting me with homework beyond...

Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers

Black consumers are spending jumi.2 trillion annually and are demanding that brands speak to them in ways that resonate...

Guest Opinion: Skipper Osborne’s Testimony on HB 4005

In testimony to legislature, Osborne says bill could decrease access to important therapies ...

Celebrating Diversity at PCC

President of Portland Community College's Cascade Campus reflects on recent vandalism and the uptick in public racism and sexism ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By The Skanner News




Is 'Big Brother' Racially Biased?
Differences in marijuana arrests raise real questions about the many ways that data may be used to discriminate… To check the details click here





Zero Tolerance Discipline Policies: A Failing Idea, by Marian Wright Edelman
Added together, the tens of thousands of suspensions—many for minor infractions—have an enormous negative impact… To read all about it click here




Self-Defense or Murder? George Zimmerman Goes on Trial
The case has sparked protests and ignited a national debate about race and gun laws… To read the whole story click here




Cicely Tyson, Cyndi Lauper Take Tonys
Tyson's best actress award is for her portrayal of a widow returning to her hometown in 'The Trip to Bountiful'… To check it out click here






         


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