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NEWS BRIEFS

Local Government, Employers Welcome Youth to SummerWorks

A record 1,150 youth will gain real-world work experience in jobs across Portland metro ...

Multnomah County Library Hosts ‘We Refuse to Be Enemies’

Library will hold a series of social justice workshops this summer ...

The Skanner Wins NNPA Award for Best Layout and Design

Our graphic designer Patricia Irvin wins for July 2016 issues ...

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 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Ask Ernie the Attorney

Ernest Warren's primary practice is personal injury, real property, corporate and criminal practice in Ore. and Wash. ...

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...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

The City of Portland presented the 2015 Spirit of Portland Awards on Tuesday, November 17.

The Skanner News was awarded by Commissioner Nick Fish. The award celebrated the last 40 years of service and continuing work publishing the stories of the African American community in Portland and Seattle.

Emanual Price of Second Chances are for Everyone was awarded the Outstanding Community Leader award for his work helping men and women transition from incarceration through assistance, community support and empowerment. He has also been a strong advocate for the Ban the Box campaign which bars employers from asking about criminal backgrounds on job applications.

Clara Mae Peoples, who passed away this year on Oct. 5, received the lifetime achievement award for her work starting Juneteenth celebrations in Oregon. She also launched the Community Care Food program which is believed to be the fist food bank in the United States. Family members were on hand to accept the award on her behalf.

Anti-Displacement PDX, a coalition of over 30 community based organizations, refused to accept The Spirit of Portland Award. Coalition spokesperson Llondyn Elliot called for the city council to pass anti-displacement and affordable housing measures that are currently in the draft of the city's Comprehensive Plan.

Click through the slideshow below to see the nominees:

 

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