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NEWS BRIEFS

Multnomah County Library Hosts ‘We Refuse to Be Enemies’

Library will hold a series of social justice workshops this summer ...

The Skanner Wins NNPA Award for Best Layout and Design

Our graphic designer Patricia Irvin wins for July 2016 issues ...

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT




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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