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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


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Should Marijuana Be Legal? Better People will Host Discussion Thursday Oct. 3

Judge Jean Maurer, addictions doctor Michael Resnick MD, cannabis advocate Russ Belville; and Portland Police Bureau drugs and vice supervisor, Sgt. Chris Kenagy are the panelists at this free educational forum. … To check it out click here



The Skanner News Publishers Honored by Historical Society
Oregon Historical Society honored The Skanner News publishers, Bernie and Bobbie Foster; businessman and philanthropist Pete Mark; legendary distance runner Alberto Salazar; and the sixth-generation family business Pendleton Woolen Mills at its annual History Makers Awards Gala. … For all the information click here


Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems Awarded a MacArthur Foundation Genius Fellowship
Visual Artist Carrie Mae Weems , playwright Tarrell McCrane, and dancer Kyle Abraham are among 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows … To read the whole story click here


State Farm award

City and County Leaders Welcome the 2013 Multnomah Youth Commission
Meet the 2013-14 Multnomah Youth Commissioners and find out why State Farm gave them $100,000 for the second year running. … To read all about it click here




      



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