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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

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

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

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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