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NEWS BRIEFS

Exhibit Explores the Legacy of Portland Bird Watchers

Dedicated bird watchers catapult a conservationist movement ...

Special Call for Stories about the Spanish Flu

Genealogical Forum of Oregon seeks stories from the public about one of history's most lethal outbreaks ...

Joint Office of Homeless Services Announces Severe Weather Strategy

Those seeking shelter should call 211 or visit 211.org. Neighbors needed to volunteer, donate cold-weather apparel ...

Q&A with Facebook's Global Director of Diversity Maxine Williams

A conversation on diversity and the tech industry ...

City Announces Laura John as Tribal Liason

Laura John brings an extensive background in tribal advocacy and community engagement to the city of Portland ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Don’t Delay, Sign-up for Affordable Healthcare Today

The deadline to enroll or modify healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is December 15. ...

The Skanner Editorial: Alabama Voters Must Reject Moore

Allegations of predatory behavior are troubling – and so is his resume ...

Payday Lenders Continue Attack on Consumer Protections

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending writes that two bills that favor predatory lenders has received bipartisan...

Hundreds Rallied for Meek Mill, but What About the Rest?

Lynette Monroe, a guest columnist for the NNPA Newswire, talks about Meek Mill, the shady judge that locked him up and mass...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Martin Luther King
By David Kidd | The Skanner News

As we mark what would have been Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 85th birthday this year, all eyes are focused on the fact that his life’s work remains incomplete. In this year’s Martin Luther King Special Edition, you will find bitter commentary about poverty, jobs, war and the lack of opportunity.

You will also see that our local readers, asked for comment about what King would do today, remain hopeful for the future. Many added another piece to the puzzle: Love for humanity.

The statistics are a testament to the failure to make basic improvements in the lives of the least advantaged people in our nation.
What would Dr. King do if he were alive today? The bigger question is: What are we going to do today?

Click here to read online The Skanner News Martin Luther King, Jr. Special Edition 

 

The Skanner News would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Special Edition

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Oregon Episcopal School
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