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NEWS BRIEFS

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

This just in from Pacific University in Forest Grove:

Renowned Olympic athlete and political activist John Carlos will give Pacific University's 2012 Whiteley Distinguished Lecture, "Olympic Champion, Olympian Activist," on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, 2014 Cedar Street.

Admission is free and Mr. Carlos will take part in a book-signing session following his talk.

At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, Carlos rocked the world. After winning the bronze medal in the 200-meter dash, he and fellow medal-winner Tommie Smith each thrust a black-glove clad fist into the sky in defiance of racism and other discrimination in America.

It was an iconic moment that placed os into the international spotlight. He has continued to live true to his political beliefs, standing up for civil liberties and justice and against racism and greed.

This Benjamin and Elaine Whiteley Distinguished Lecture is an annual offering of the College of Arts & Sciences made possible by the generous support of the Whiteleys.

The College's School of Social Sciences is presenting this year's lecture.

For more information, please contact Jules Boykoff at (503) 352-2887 or boykoff@pacificu.edu.

 

 

 

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