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Yohlunda Mosley Named PSU’s New Assistant VP for Enrollment

New Assistant VP for Enrollment gets started at PSU on March 19 ...

Portland Parks & Recreation Celebrates Refugees & Immigrants March 16

Event takes place at East Portland Community Center ...

Rental Services Listening Session

Help shape Portland's rental housing policy ...

Oregon Historical Society Announces March Calendar of Events

Events include Latinas in Oregon History, Untold Stories of the Civil Rights Movement ...

Main Street Alliance of Oregon Hosts Small Business Candidate Forum

City council candidates discuss plans for small business community ...



Access to Safe, Decent and Affordable Housing Threatened

Trump era rollbacks in lending regulations could make life harder for Blacks in the housing market ...

Civility on Social Media Is Dead

Bill Fletcher discusses the lack of penalties for obnoxious behavior on social media ...

The Rise of the New Congolese Resistance

Protesters calling for free and fair elections have been met with violence by the Kabila government ...

The Student Loan Debt Crisis is a Civil Rights Issue

For Black students, the increased risk of defaulting on student loans is the direct result of inequities in financial resources ...



By Patricia | The Skanner News

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Ben Chavis Headlines The Skanner News 2015 King Breakfast

Chavis, who got his start working as an organizer for Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, says the leader’s Jan. 19, 2015 day of celebration will mark the start of an important year for equality in America. … For all the information click here

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Laws, Law Enforcement, and Our Community by Rep. Lew Frederick

‘Social progress toward real equality is the goal, but sometimes the law has to lead the way’… To read the whole story click here

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2015 Golden Globes Recap: Boyhood Is the Big Winner

The stirring civil rights saga ‘Selma’s only trophy came for Best Song, “Glory,” a hip-hop anthem by John Legend and Common. … To read all about it click here


Tickets Available Now for The Skanner News 29th Annual 2015 Martin Luther King Breakfast

The event is Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, from 8:30 am —10:30 a.m. at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., in Portland. Keynote speaker is the Rev. Benjamin Chavis, executive director of the National Newspaper Publishers Association and a former assistant to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr … To check the details click here


Family Fun Events in The Skanner News Community Calendar

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New Online Order Form to Place an Auto Ad 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 auto ad.

Have fun with our interactive Crossword and Sudoku puzzles

On our website, under Entertainment, click on Crossword Puzzle,  or Sudoku Puzzle.  Ten fresh puzzles each week. If you just can’t guess that word, just tell it to fill it in for you!

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