06-25-2017  3:34 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

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 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

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

Judge Adrienne Nelson, CJ Robbins and Bernie and Bobbie Foster were honored Thursday evening, Oct. 20, by the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council. The 2016 Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Awards commemorate outstanding services by individuals and organizations that provide scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds.

The event was held at Columbia Edgewater Country Club and emceed by Marc Di Francisco.

Nelson and the Fosters received the 2016 Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award. Robbins received the Raven M. Caywood Emerging Leader Award for his work with Black Male Achievement providing opportunity to young Black men. 

The award is named for Whitney M. Young, Jr. who helped transform the National Urban League into an organization that fights for equity, opportunity for the disenfranchised. The award was created in 1979 and has been given for 36 years.

Look through the slideshow below for pictures from the ceremony:

2016 Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Awards

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