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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

Soul of the City

 

Portland education nonprofit Self Enhancement Inc. held its signature event, Soul of the City, Feb 22. The annual event included a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment, a fundraising auction, awards and an after party.

The Skanner News publisher, Bernie Foster was honored with the 2014 Soul of the City award for 2014.

 Walter C. Bowen CEO of BPM Senior Living was honored with the Life Has Options award.

Self Enhancement Inc. serves more than 7,500 students and their families in North, Northeast and inner East Portland.  More than 98 percent of students in the core program graduate from high school in four years, with 85 percent continuing to college or further education. That’s despite the fact that  92 percent of these students start out at high risk of dropping out.  

 

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