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Mike Green gives keynote at the Skanner Foundation 25th Annual event in honor of Dr. King

A 21st Century Economic Dream By Mike Green. Speech delivered at the MLK Breakfast at the Portland, Oregon Convention Center

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Presented by The Skanner Foundation from The Oregon Convention Center

The Skanner Foundation 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast: Live Blog by Helen Silvis from the Oregon Convention Center. Keynote Speaker Mike Green

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How to Apply for a Scholarship

The Skanner Scholarship Program is available to undergraduate students who maintain full time status at an accredited, post secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year. Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards should be applied toward tuition, room, board and, books and range from $1,000 to $3,000. Checks will be made payable to the institution. Individuals applying for a scholarship must forward one complete application packet to the address below. Current scholarship recipients must re-apply each year. Application packets must be postmarked no later than October 15th prior to the MLK Breakfast. Facsimiles and incomplete packets will not be accepted.

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Presenting Ellyn Angelotti from The Poynter Institute

LIVE BLOG; The Skanner Foundation Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. Presenting Ellyn Angelotti from The Poynter Institute; Scholarship awards and the annual Drum Major for Justice award.

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Singer, author, playwright and actor Lady Kitty Griffin will be bringing a double dose of entertainment to Portland in January. Griffin's musical play about the struggles and solutions of strong Black women, "Emerge: 7 Women, 7 Stools" will kick off a national tour on Jan. 28 and 29 at Portland's Winningstad Theatre.


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The Skanner News in 2011 plans to launch a wide array of new media ventures, and that's why we are excited to announce our keynote speaker at the 25th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast is Ellyn Angelotti of the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Griffin's musical play about the struggles and solutions of strong Black women, "Emerge: 7 Women, 7 Stools" will kick off a national tour on Jan. 28 and 29 at Portland's Winningstad Theatre.
She will also be singing and performing for The Skanner's 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 17.


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Live Blogging from the Oregon Convention Center

The Skanner 24th Martin Luther King Breakfast kicks off this morning at 8:30 am. The Skanner staff and a team from the North Portland Multimedia Training Center have been onsite at the Oregon Convention center since 6:30 a.m. to make sure everything is ready.  At this early hour people are arriving and meeting up with friends and colleagues in the reception area ...


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Message from our publisher, Bernie Foster

 Bernie Foster, Publisher of The Skanner, reminds you to get your tickets for The Skanner News 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. The event will be held Jan. 18, 2010 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Portland. The Keynote speaker will be Robin Morris Collin, environmental justice expert, author and law professor at Willamette University.
A limited number of discount tickets will be available for nonprofits only. ($25) To reserve seats call 503-285-5555 or visit MLKBreakfast@theskanner.com Please bring two cans of food for the hungry.


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Addressing a crowd of more than 900 people from all walks of life, Oregon's new attorney general asked the crowd a favor: stand behind him in re-creating the Civil Rights Enforcement Unit.
Immediately, the crowd that had been sitting still, hanging on every word of John Kroger, now picked up the petitions distributed on every table to sign and pass around.
Click here to get your signature form....
To watch his speech in video click here for part A , and click here for part B. Or click here to see a slideshow of pictures from the Breakfast.


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