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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 ...

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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 ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) we pause with great sorrow, sadness, respect and sympathy at the sudden death of our beloved colleague, George E. Curry.

Our former Editor-in-Chief of the NNPA News Wire Service passed suddenly on Saturday, August 20, 2016, of heart failure in Washington, DC.  He was 69.  Funeral arrangements are still be planned in George's hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  We will keep you informed.  Our prayers are with George's family and loved ones.

 

Respectfully,

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr

 

Editor's note: Our colleagues at the Chicago Crusader posted this thoughtful tribute to Curry Thursday: 

"To Curry, the spirit or soul of any story goes beyond who, what, when, and where. In Curry’s world, the biggest part of the story was the why. In Black America, it was the part of the story he pursued all of his professional life. As a journalist who asked a lot of questions, Curry always asked white America and its segregated newsrooms, ‘why?’"

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