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NEWS BRIEFS

Portland Art Museum Hosts Upstanders Festival May 27

Event includes spoken word, workshops and poster making in support of social justice ...

Happy Memorial Day

The Skanner wishes readers a safe and happy Memorial Day ...

North Portland Library Announces June Computer Classes

Upcoming courses include Introduction to Spreadsheets, What is the Cloud? and Learn Programming with Games ...

Merkley to Hold Town Hall in Clackamas County

Sen. Jeff Merkley to hold town hall in Clackamas County, May 30 ...

NAACP Monthly Meeting Notice, May 27, Portland

NAACP Portland invites the community to its monthly general membership meeting ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The preservation of Thurgood Marshall's legacy is dependent upon our dedication to our children ...

CFPB Sues Ocwen Financial over Unfair Mortgage Practices

What many homeowners soon discover is that faithfully paying a monthly mortgage is in some cases, just not enough ...

B-CU Grads Protest Betsy “DeVoid” in Epic Fashion

Julianne Malveaux says that Betsy “DeVoid,” is no Mary McLeod Bethune ...

NAACP on Supreme Court's Decline to Review NC Voter ID Law

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks made the following remarks ...

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Janelle Monae and Jidenna Lead Rally Against Violence at Dawson Park

The two stars are helping call attention to brutality across the nation as the embark on free tour… Read more about it


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New Projects on MLK

Mayor, PDC announce plans to develop properties they say will enhance the neighborhood without displacing residents… Read the whole story


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Ferguson Municipal Judge Announces Sweeping Changes

Many old arrest warrants withdrawn, plus defendants get new court dates and payment options… Read all about it


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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who helped lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965, died early Wednesday… Read more


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Library Offers African American Genealogy Class

The North Portland Library is holding a free class on African-American Genealogy this Saturday, Aug. 29… Find out more


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