09-23-2017  9:38 am      •     
essay contest
McMenamins

People who were patient enough to wait for a quality opus in the presidential history of Barack Obama will find themselves handsomely rewarded by "Renegade," a recounting of Obama's ascension to the White House by Richard Wolffe, a reporter who was assigned by Newsweek Magazine to cover the 2008 campaign from beginning to end.


READ MORE

Knight, subject of the new book "The State of Jones'' by journalist Sally Jenkins and Harvard University historian John Stauffer, remains an obscure Civil War figure. To the authors and some in Jones County where Knight led a campaign against the Confederacy, he's an American hero. "Southern humanism is just a very overlooked subject in general,'' said Jenkins, a Washington Post sports writer. "It's not as romantic, it's not 'Gone With the Wind.' It's truer. ...


READ MORE

NNPA) - E. Lynn Harris, the author of best-selling novels about the African-American gay community, has died at age 54, according to the Associated Press.


READ MORE

1.     Your History: From the Beginning of Time to Present    By J.A. Rogers
2.     African People in World History   By John Henrik Clarke
3.     Africa: Mother of Civilization   By Yosef be-Jochannon ...


READ MORE

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Ku Klux Klan was rising again. Segregation was the law and Martin Luther King Jr. was not even born yet. Amid the terror and oppression, civil rights pioneer W.E.B. DuBois published a groundbreaking book in 1924 that challenged the pervasive stereotypes of Black Americans and documented their rarely recognized achievements ...

READ MORE

Born into slavery in Georgia, Tom Wiggins was both blind and autistic. After discovering music, Tom was playing piano by age four. In 1908, he died an international musical celebrity in New York City ...

READ MORE

Sana Butler paints a fascinating picture of freed slaves as husbands and wives, mothers and fathers and tells the story of how they raised children after the Civil War. ...

READ MORE

American culture has become obsessed with the intricate details of celebrity lives. People have also become increasingly interested in their own ancestry, which has been propelled by websites like ...


READ MORE

at Powell's Books Portland

Tuesday night at Powell's Books, author and editor Rob Spillman will be reading from the anthology, "Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing." Spillman will begin the reading and discussion at 7:30 p.m. at the bookstore's downtown location, 1005 W. Burnside St. on July 8 ...


READ MORE

Riveting memoir of manhood

By any yardstick you want to use, Dawayne Williams had a very tough childhood. He and his younger brother were raised in the projects in Washington, DC by a single-mom while his dad (who denied paternity anyway) was in and out of prison for a variety of criminal offenses. Consequently, Dawayne grew up ...

READ MORE

Recently Published by The Skanner News

  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random
load morehold SHIFT key to load allload all
Oregon Lottery
Artists Rep An Octoroon
Calendar

Photo Gallery

Photos and slide shows of local events

MLK Breakfast