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NEWS BRIEFS

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 Irvin 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 ...

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OPINION

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 ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

The Alumni Association of the Seattle Black Panther party hosted a three-day film screening and forum September 16 through 18 at Hillman City Collaboratory and Washington Hall.

The event paid tribute to the lives of both past and present revolutionaries. Attendees were invited to view documentaries and films and take part in a discussion with guest speakers and local activists.

Some of the speakers included Emory Douglas, the former Minister of culture, Terika Lewis, the first woman to join the BPP, Felipe Luciano, a former Deputy Chairman of Young Lords and Aaron Dixon former Seattle BPP Captain.

Photographer Susan Fried attended the forum and took these pictures of the event:

Seattle Black Panther Revolutionary Film Screening and Forum Sept. 16-18, 2016

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The 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party will be commemorated October 20-23rd, 2016 in Oakland California.

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