04-29-2017  2:36 am      •     
The Wake of Vanport
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NEWS BRIEFS

Oscar Arana Chosen to Lead NAYA’s Community Development

Oscar Arana to serve as NAYA’s next Director of Community Development ...

High School Students Launch Police Forum, May 16

Police Peace PDX is a student-founded organization that bridges divides between community and police ...

POWGirls Announces Two Workshops for Summer 2017

Workshops open to girls ages 15-19 ...

Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade Cancelled Due to Threats

Public safety concerns have shut down the parade scheduled for Saturday, April 29 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Take Care of Yourself, Your Health and Your Community

Sirius Bonner, Director of Equity and Inclusion for Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, writes about the importance of...

Sponsors of Hate Today Must Be Held Accountable

The Foundation for the Carolinas has spent tens of millions of dollars over the years supporting groups that sponsor hate ...

John E. Warren on the Woes of Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo's rating downgraded from "Outstanding" to "Needs to Improve" ...

CBC Opposes Nomination of Judge Gorsuch and the Senate Should Too

Americans need a Supreme Court justice who will judge cases on the merits, not based on his or her personal philosophies ...

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Martin Luther King

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 

 

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