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NEWS BRIEFS

NAACP Statement on Florida State Juvenile Justice System

The NAACP responds to the Miami Herald series, “Fight Club" ...

'Bringing the Love' Gospel and Jazz Festival, Nov. 5

Patrick Lamb and Marvin Sapp, plus special guests ...

Sisters Network to Participate in Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 14

Meeting takes place at University of Portland- Chiles Center ...

Portland City Council Approves Plan to Create 1,300 Affordable Housing Units

City will begin accepting proposals for affordable housing development later this month ...

Free Resume Help at the Library

Kirby McCurtis, Administrator, North Portland Library lists five common resume mistakes ...

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 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


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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


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Family Fun Events in The Skanner News Community Calendar

To find a fun event click here


 

 

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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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