10-17-2017  8:50 pm      •     
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U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

On Dick Gregory's Birthday

Dr. Barbara Reynolds recalls Gregory's encouragement to write about 'the seen and the unseen' ...

Parents Deserve “Real” School Choice

Dr. Elizabeth Primas challenges Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on school choice. ...

The Fight to Protect Voting Rights Continues #StayWoke

Derrick Johnson, the interim president and CEO of the NAACP, talks about the fight to protect voting rights ...

Lessons From Vanport: Don’t Let History Wash Away

Portland resident Muyoka Mwarabu writes about discovering Portland's Black history ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By David Kidd | The Skanner News

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New Online Order Form to Place an Obituary for Print or Web

We now have online classified ad and announcement ordering for your convenience. Place your ad or announcement in print, online or both using our new quick and easy form… Click here to purchase an obituary.


NNPA 2014: Check Out History of the Black Press – Now 182 Years Old

The Black Press has given voice to the struggles of African Americans as they have sought to overcome the effects of enslavement and discrimination to attain social equality…For all the information click here


50 Years Ago Freedom Summer Changed South, US

Opposition was brutal. Churches were bombed, volunteers were arrested, beaten — even murdered…To read the whole story click here


Starbucks Clears College Degree Path for Employees

The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make an undergraduate education available at a steep discount to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week… To read all about it click here


Tony Gwynn, Sweet-Swinging ‘Mr. Padre,’ Dies at 54

His terrific hand-eye coordination made him one of the game's greatest contact hitters… To check the details click here


Black Publishers to Hold 2014 NNPA Annual Convention in Portland

With hundreds of newspapers reaching a combined audience of some 15 million people, the NNPA continues to play a crucial role in civil rights and economic empowerment for Black Americans

The National Newspaper Publishers Convention will be Jun 25-28 in Portland.

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