02-22-2018  12:19 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Local Group Researches African American Ancestry

This Genealogical Forum of Oregon special interest group holds monthly meetings ...

Last Day to Apply for Affordable Housing is Feb. 22

Longtime and displaced residents of N/NE Portland receive preference for new housing, apply before midnight Thursday ...

NAACP Announces Key Partnerships

Voter mobilization for 2018 midterm elections takes precedence among issues uniting groups ...

Winter Donations Needed, Warming Centers Open Through Thursday

Locals encouraged to check on neighbors, winter gear needed ...

August Wilson Monologue Competition Takes Place Feb. 26

Standby tickets are still available for event ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Painting President Obama's Portrait Was Life-Changing

Artist Kehinde Wiley represented the president's life using color, composition and flowers ...

Raising Emotionally Competent Children

Lynnette Monroe on how her grandparents taught her to love herself ...

Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers

Black consumers are spending jumi.2 trillion annually and are demanding that brands speak to them in ways that resonate...

Guest Opinion: Skipper Osborne’s Testimony on HB 4005

In testimony to legislature, Osborne says bill could decrease access to important therapies ...

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Skanner News

 It's official: Gerald Wallace – also known as G-Force, GW and the High-Riser is a Portland Trailblazer. Leaving behind the Charlotte Bobcats, the forward known for his spectacular dunks will join the Blazers just in time for the 2011 trade deadline. Leaving the Blazers are: Joel Przbilla, ('Thanks for everything and Good Luck!') Sean Marks (Sean, we hardly knew you) and Dante Cunningham. The Skanner News Video: Gerald Wallace dunks

The Blazers also slapped down two first-round draft picks to secure Wallace. Fans hope that with Wallace on the team the Blazers will avoid disaster's like this weeks loss to LA, when Kobe Bryant stomped all over their lead in extra time.  Check out the Skanner News Videos of Wallace here.

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