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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 Irwin 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 ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...



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...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...



Seattle Schools reading marathon, 2013

1.         Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate

and Survive the Criminal Justice System

            by Robbin Shipp, Esq. and Nick Chiles 

           2.         An Obama's Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures

            by Mark Obama Ndesandjo

3.         Who We Be: The Colorization of America

            by Jeff Chang

4.         Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black

            by Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC)

            Foreword by Alfre Woodard

5.         Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

            by Misty Copeland

6.         One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future

            by Dr. Ben Carson and Candy Carson

7.         Finding Your Roots

            by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

8.         What the Word Be: Why Black English Is the King’s (James) English

            by Diane Proctor Reeder

9.         Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year

             by Tavis Smiley 

             with David Ritz

10.       Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change

             by Clarence Page


Honorable Mention


Why Vegan is the New Black

by Deborrah Cooper

The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice

by Dr. Artika R. Tyner


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

by Bryan Stevenson

Stokely: A Life

by Peniel E. Joseph

Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader

by Ida B. Wells 

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Mia Bay

General Editor: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


The Rise

Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

by Sarah Lewis


Success through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple

by Russell Simmons


The Imperfect Marriage

Help for Those Who Think It’s Over

by Darryl and Tracy Strawberry 


Inside the Hotel Rwanda: The Surprising True Story… and Why It Matters Today

by Edouard Kayihura and Kerry Zukus

Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy   

Mother, and Still Came out Smiling (with Great Hair)

by Rosie Perez

The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century

Edited by Dinesh Sharma and Uwe P. Gielen

Black and White: The Way I See It

by Richard Williams

Transforming Pain to Power: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential

by Daniel Beaty

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea

by Bill T. Jones

Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America

by Sheryll Cashin

Old School Adventures from Englewood--South Side of Chicago

by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

The Man from Essence

by Edward Lewis with Audrey Edwards

Foreword by Camille O. Cosby


Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival

by Wayne Pharr


Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou

by Maya Angelou


Cosby: His Life and Times

by Mark Whitaker


A Black Gambler’s World of Liquor, Vice and Presidential Politics: William   

Thomas Scott of Illinois, 1839-1917

by Bruce L. Mouser

Foreword byDr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


The Myth of Race, The Reality of Racism

by Mahmoud El-Kati


Our Ancestors, Our Stories

by Harris Bailey, Jr., Bernice Alexander Bennett, Ellen LeVonne Butler, Ethel Dailey, Vincent Sheppard and Dr. Orville Vernon Burton


Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs

by Pearl Cleage


Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African-American Community

by Daya Devi-Doolin

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

by John Hope Bryant 

Foreword by Ambassador Andrew Young

The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Has Hijacked the American   Dream

by Brian E. Moran, Esq. 

Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir

by Elizabeth Nunez

This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

by Charles E. Cobb, Jr.

America’s Music: Jazz in Newark

by Barbara Kukla

240 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap: Teachers Only Workbook (Vol. 2)

by M. Donnell Tenner, Joy Gay and Dr. Marti Dryk

Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House

by Nika C. Beamon

Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights

by Robin Bernstein

Guiou: The Other Blacks - The Afro-Jamaican Presence in Guatemala

by Gloria J. Arnold

Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some

by Peter Mathews

Pageants, Parlors & Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the 20th Century South

by Blain Roberts

Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir

by Toni Braxton

Thirty-Three Days of Praise: Seeing the Good in Cancer

by Karrie Marchbanks

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