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NEWS BRIEFS

Morris Marks House on the Move

Its relocation is scheduled for Sept. 30 and will take approximately two days ...

Tim Burgess Inaugurated as 55th Mayor of Seattle

Burgess, a former radio journalist, served as Seattle City Councilmember from 2008 to 2017 ...

Mobile Mammography Van Comes to Health Fair, Oct. 7

Onsite mammograms, music, food, health information, and fun ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: September 15, 2017

Environmental Services continues a project to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

NAACP Portland Branch Invites Community to Monthly General Membership Meeting

Meeting takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Trump Can’t Deport the American “Dreamers” Without a Fight

Julianne Malveaux criticizes President Trump’s approach to immigration, the dreamers and DACA. ...

What You Should Know about the Equifax Data Breach

Charlene Crowell, the communications deputy director for the Center for Responsible Lending, reports on the Equifax data breach which...

Jeff Trades an Unknown Known for a Known Known

Jeff Tryens reflects on life in Central Oregon ...

We Must Have A New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival

Bishop William J. Barber II pens an exclusive op-ed about the need for a New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

From left to right, The Skanner Publisher, Bernie Foster, Council President of the Seattle City Council, Bruce A. Harrell, and Eddie Rye. Jr.
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The Skanner congratulates Eddie Rye Jr. as an inductee of the Golden Grads Hall of Fame 2017. A ceremony will take place on June 3 at the Garfield Golden Grad annual awards luncheon at Garfield High School in Seattle's urban Central District. Garfield is one of only two options for the district's Highly Capable Cohort for academically highly gifted students.

Eddie Rye Jr's remarkable professional career and his community involvement were integral to him being selected.

Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Rye and his family relocated to Seattle in 1952 when is father, who was a Pullman Car Porter, came to the area as an organizer for the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Rye has been a radio host, an anti-Apartheid demonstrator, and has made gallant efforts towards social change and economic justice in the Pacific Northwest. 

In 2016, The Skanner Foundation’s Drum Major for Justice Award went to Eddie Rye Jr. He was instrumental in renaming Seattle’s Empire Way to Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and in organizing the city’s first MLK celebration in 1983. The celebration that day included a march of thousands from Garfield High school to the Federal Building in downtown Seattle. 

 

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