The Skanner News - History Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:01:55 -0700 MYOB en-gb (The Skanner News) Black History Month Virtual Tour To celebrate Black History Month, Google has created a list of places to take a virtual black history tour   

History Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:15:06 -0800
Black History Month Special Edition: The Black Press As we prepared this special edition, we were amazed at how many Black newspapers have tried to thrive in Oregon and Washington – both notorious Ku Klux Klan states    

]]> (Lisa Loving) History Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:04:23 -0800
Read Our Archived Black History Special Editions The Skanner News publishes 4 special editions each year.

In January The Martin Luther King Jnr Edition.

In February The Black History Edition.

In May The Careers Edition.

In November The Minority Business Edition.

To view them all going back through the years just click here


History Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:29:30 -0800
FROM THE ARCHIVES Part 1: Community Sorts Through Confrontation Fallout Local resident Ora Hart in 1998: 'Our young people see themselves losing a community. It's very unfair and very unfortunate that this thing had to happen'




History Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:05 -0700
FROM THE ARCHIVES Part 2: Unlawful Arrest Claim Filed Against City 'When I got Maced, my son was in my arms. It was pretty much shock and disbelief that this was going on in 1998'


History Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:12:54 -0700
FROM THE ARCHIVES Part 3: Protest Bystander Feels Vindicated: Kendra Smith Rosser is Innocent of All Charges While Rosser was upbeat at this development, in fact her ordeal was just beginning


]]> (Lisa Loving) History Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:41:18 -0700
FROM THE ARCHIVES Part 4: Rosser Awaits Justice: A 1998 arrest leads to a legal odyssey An archived article from 2002 outlining continued attempts to create a Portland Police civilian review process that works for citizens


]]> (Lisa Loving) History Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:29:19 -0700
FROM THE ARCHIVES Part 5: Aug. 17, 1998: A Day of Rage An overview of the events that triggered years of soul-searching by Portland officials



]]> (Lisa Loving) History Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:18:58 -0700
The 1963 March on Washington, Black Labor and Today

It is barely remembered that the march was for freedom and jobs. The demand for jobs was not a throwaway line in order to get trade union support but instead reflected the growing economic crisis affecting the Black worker

History Thu, 30 May 2013 11:18:39 -0700
How ML King Became an 'Angry Black Man'
Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of King's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'

(CNN) -- By the time Clarence Jones reached him, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was in bad shape. He was unshaven, dirty and dejected. King had spent several days alone in solitary confinement with no mattress in a filthy dark jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama.

History Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:41:31 -0700
Jackie Robinson Still Matters and '42' Shows Us Why
President Obama viewed the film with Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson's accomplishments is more important than ever, say people involved with the new biopic 42, and baseball historians alike. And because he was such an inspiring cultural figure, it's more important than ever to get his story right.

History Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:39:39 -0700
Former Klansman Who Apologized for Racist Past Dies
Elwin Wilson apologized for beating Rep. John Lewis at a bus station some 50 years ago

(CNN) -- He'd said his daddy always told him that a fool never changes his mind. And Elwin Wilson didn't want to be a fool. Wilson, a former Ku Klux Klan member who apologized for his racist past and specifically for beating a black man who went on to become a U.S. congressman, has died. He was 76.

History Mon, 01 Apr 2013 09:49:38 -0700
Freedom Trail Marker Unveiled in Greenwood
Commemorating the "Black Power" speech by Civil Rights activist Stokely Carmichael

The Mississippi Freedom Trail this week unveiled a marker commemorating the "Black Power" speech by Civil Rights activist Stokely Carmichael.

]]> (The Skanner) History Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:03:22 -0800
Can the Black Power Movement of the 60s Teach Us About Today?
Many similarities connect our current issues to the past

As we looked through the Black Panther files – and a separate box with nothing but photographs that had been part of the surveillance effort – we were struck by report after report that clearly showed the tension and fear between police and the Black community in the late 1960s, though the 1970s and into the 80s, when these particular files seemed to peter out.

]]> (The Skanner) History Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:52:02 -0800
Black Liberation by Walidah Imarisha
The movement was intricately tied to the Third World Liberation Movement internationally

Walidah Imarisha says that in many ways, the current anti-terrorism tactics are simply COINTELPRO. The Black Liberation Movement was intricately tied to, influenced by and also influence the Third World Liberation Movement nationally and internationally.

]]> (Lisa Loving of The Skanner News) History Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:48:27 -0800