04-26-2018  1:59 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

New Year in the Park Festival

Festival in Glenhaven Park celebrates Cambodian, Lao, Thai and Burmese cultures ...

Safeco, Century Link Fields to Go Fully Tobacco Free

Prohibiting smokeless tobacco completes the ban of tobacco at professional sporting events in King County. ...

Ballots Out For Delivery Today

USPS delivers ballots Wednesday, April 25 for the May 15 Primary Election ...

GFO Announces Upcoming Classes, Workshops & Special Interest Groups

Upcoming events include regional special interest groups, Cuban genealogy talk and a DNA workshop ...

Event: Going Beyond the Flint Water & Housing Crises

Recode invites speakers to discuss the Flint water crisis and its relationship to gentrification, displacement, and housing crises ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

The Skanner News Endorsements for May 2018 Elections

Read The Skanner News' endorsements for Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland City Council and more ...

Will HUD Secretary Ben Carson Enforce the Fair Housing Act?

Julianne Malveaux questions HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s ability to enforce the Fair Housing Act ...

Waiting While Black in Philadelphia Can Get You Arrested

Reggie Shuford on the daily indignities African-Americans face in Philadelphia and around the country ...

Black People Must Vote or Reap the Consequences

Jeffrey Boney on the importance of voting in the Black community ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

What: Terrence Roberts, one of a small group of African-American students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957, will join elementary school students for a parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Despite a federal court order that called for desegregation of schools, angry protestors and Arkansas National Guardsmen prevented the students from entering the school. President Eisenhower stepped in, ordering federal troops to protect the “Little Rock Nine” for the school year.

Who: Terrence Roberts, civil rights figure, and 200 Cedar Crest Elementary students

When: Friday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m.

Where: Downtown Park, 10201 NE Fourth St. by the children’s playground/restrooms

Notes: To attend, set up an interview with Terrence Roberts or discuss logistics please contact Christina Faine, Parks & Community Services PIO, at 425-452-4286.

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