01-18-2018  9:59 pm      •     
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Remembering the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike

Julianne Malveaux on the Memphis strike and how the dignity of today's workers continues to be assailed ...

Letter to the Editor: KNA Objects to Dr. Martens Billboards

A letter from the King Neighborhood Association ...

Black Students Hit Hard by For-Profit College Debt

Women and Blacks suffer disparate impacts, particularly at for-profit institutions, where they are disproportionately enrolled in most...

A New Year, a New Vision

North Portland Library will dedicate a display panel in the upstairs meeting room to visual artifacts contributed by the community ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By The Skanner News

Akili Kelekele, a freshman at Lincoln High School in Portland, Ore., has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2016-17. Akili will study Arabic in Jordan for the summer.

Akili is one of only approximately 600 competitively selected students from across the United States who will receive a scholarship to study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish overseas this year. While in Jordan, Akili will receive formal instruction and informal language practice in an immersion environment.

Kelekele, who serves as LHS freshman class president, is active in basketball, Lincoln’s school redesign team, and the Black Student Union.  He was also recently selected for Lincoln’s Constitution Team, which frequently wins national competitive honors. A prospective International Baccalaureate scholar, Kelekele hopes to one day practice international law.  

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