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Lady Kitty Griffin Brings 'Emerge' to The Skanner Breakfast

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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The 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

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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Remember The Skanner News Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

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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Kroger Launches Campaign for Civil Rights Office at Mlk Breakfast

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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Martin Luther King Breakfast Will Welcome John Kroger

Join The Skanner in January to kick off one of the most diverse and socially conscious events of the New Year. Oregon Attorney General-elect John Kroger will be keynote speaker on Monday, Jan. 19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland. For more details and to book tables click here.


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