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NEWS BRIEFS

Local Government, Employers Welcome Youth to SummerWorks

A record 1,150 youth will gain real-world work experience in jobs across Portland metro ...

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 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Ask Ernie the Attorney

Ernest Warren's primary practice is personal injury, real property, corporate and criminal practice in Ore. and Wash. ...

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...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

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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