04-25-2018  7:03 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Event: Going Beyond the Flint Water & Housing Crises

Recode invites speakers to discuss the Flint water crisis and its relationship to gentrification, displacement, and housing crises ...

Think & Drink with Rinku Sen and Mary Li

Event takes place Wednesday, May 16, at Alberta Rose Theater ...

April 24 is Voter Registration Deadline for May 15 Primary Election

Tuesday, April 24, is voter registration and party choice deadline for May 15 Primary Election ...

Portland Libraries Celebrate National Poetry Month

April poetry events and recommended reading from Multnomah County libraries ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

The Skanner News Endorsements for May 2018 Elections

Read The Skanner News' endorsements for Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland City Council and more ...

Will HUD Secretary Ben Carson Enforce the Fair Housing Act?

Julianne Malveaux questions HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s ability to enforce the Fair Housing Act ...

Waiting While Black in Philadelphia Can Get You Arrested

Reggie Shuford on the daily indignities African-Americans face in Philadelphia and around the country ...

Black People Must Vote or Reap the Consequences

Jeffrey Boney on the importance of voting in the Black community ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By The Skanner News

At the recent National Newspaper Publishers’ Association’s national convention held in Houston, Tex., The Skanner News took second place for Best Editorial. Titled “New Opportunity in the Marijuana Industry,” the editorial, by publisher Bernie Foster, was published July 15, 2015. NNPA, an organization that includes 200 African-American-owned newspapers, is considered the “voice of Black America.”  The Merit Awards are sponsored by the NNPA Foundation, and are judged by nationally known journalists, editors, university professors and communications experts.

President of NNPA, Denise Rolark, publisher of the Washington Informer, said that member publications are improving their brands and utilizing social media platforms to maximize audience and revenue streams.  Al McFarlane, foundation president and publisher of Insight News, Minneapolis, Minn. , praised publications for challenging content and graphics. 

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