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NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Art Museum Hosts Upstanders Festival May 27

Event includes spoken word, workshops and poster making in support of social justice ...

Happy Memorial Day

The Skanner wishes readers a safe and happy Memorial Day ...

North Portland Library Announces June Computer Classes

Upcoming courses include Introduction to Spreadsheets, What is the Cloud? and Learn Programming with Games ...

Merkley to Hold Town Hall in Clackamas County

Sen. Jeff Merkley to hold town hall in Clackamas County, May 30 ...

NAACP Monthly Meeting Notice, May 27, Portland

NAACP Portland invites the community to its monthly general membership meeting ...

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Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The preservation of Thurgood Marshall's legacy is dependent upon our dedication to our children ...

CFPB Sues Ocwen Financial over Unfair Mortgage Practices

What many homeowners soon discover is that faithfully paying a monthly mortgage is in some cases, just not enough ...

B-CU Grads Protest Betsy “DeVoid” in Epic Fashion

Julianne Malveaux says that Betsy “DeVoid,” is no Mary McLeod Bethune ...

NAACP on Supreme Court's Decline to Review NC Voter ID Law

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks made the following remarks ...

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ENTERTAINMENT

Gloria-Dean-Harris

Gloria Dean Harris passed on September 24, 2014.

Viewing: Thursday, October 2nd 10am - 1pm, Terry Family Funeral Home, 2337 N. Williams Ave. Portland, Oregon 97227.

Homecoming Service: Saturday, October 4th 10am, Ainsworth United Church of Christ, 2941 NE Ainsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97211.

Gloria Harris was born on March 3, 1943 in West Helena, Arkansas to the late Jack Sr. and Nancy Harris. Gloria attended Mississippi Valley State University and later Portland State University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Counseling.

Gloria touched many lives over the years while working at N/NE Mental Health Agency, Boys and Girls Aid Society, and Cascade Aids Project. She was a regular volunteer at Boise Elliot Elementary School and a Board Member of Dress for Success. She also ran for Portland City Council with the slogan “Back to Basics.”

Gloria Dean Harris will be remembered always by her beloved family and countless friends.

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