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NEWS BRIEFS

Meeting of the NE Community Development Oversight Committee

The fourth meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23 ...

Health Share of Oregon Invests $3M in Community Health Workers

Investment will improve health care access, quality and outcomes for Oregonians who face barriers to care ...

'Eclipse Hate' Rally in Solidarity with Charlottesville

Portland’s Resistance to hold peaceful rally and march Aug. 18 ...

Celebrate Literacy at N. Portland Library’s Children’s Book Fair

Book fair runs from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Aug. 26 ...

Rachel Solotaroff, M.D., Named President & CEO for Central City Concern

Solotaroff steps into new role at the end of September, following Ed Blackburn's retirement ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

SEIU’s President: No Place for White Supremacists in the White House

Mary Kay Henry makes following statement on Trump’s remarks after violence in Charlottesville ...

It’s Time to Show “Middle Neighborhoods” Love, Before It’s too Late

Middle Neighborhoods, School Rehabilitation and Food Insecurity are key action items for the policy agenda of the CBC. ...

Despite Unequal Treatment, Black Women Will Rise

NNPA Newswire Columnist Julianne Malveaux talks about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day ...

PCC Cascade President on Free Tuition Program

Any student who qualifies for the Oregon Promise can attend most in-state community colleges tuition-free ...

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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