The Skanner Newspaper - History http://www.theskanner.com/news/history Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:20:56 -0800 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner Newspaper) Read Our Archived Black History Special Editions http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/22102-read-our-historic-special-editions http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/22102-read-our-historic-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

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History Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:29:30 -0800
FROM THE ARCHIVES Part 1: Community Sorts Through Confrontation Fallout http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/21737-from-the-archives-part-1-community-sorts-through-confrontation-fallout http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/21737-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'

 

 

 

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History Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:05 -0700
FROM THE ARCHIVES Part 2: Unlawful Arrest Claim Filed Against City http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/21736-from-the-archives-part-2-unlawful-arrest-claim-filed-against-city http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/21736-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'

 

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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 http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/21735-from-the-archives-part-3-protest-bystander-feels-vindicated-kendra-smith-rosser-is-innocent-of-all-charges http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/21735-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

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (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 http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/21734-from-the-archives-part-4-rosser-awaits-justice-a-1998-arrest-leads-to-a-legal-odyssey http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/21734-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

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (Lisa Loving) History Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:29:19 -0700
FROM THE ARCHIVES Part 5: Aug. 17, 1998: A Day of Rage http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/21733-from-the-archives-part-5-aug-17-1998-a-day-of-rage http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/21733-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

 

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (Lisa Loving) History Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:18:58 -0700
The 1963 March on Washington, Black Labor and Today http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/18671-the-1963-march-on-washington-black-labor-and-today-2013-05-30 http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/18671-the-1963-march-on-washington-black-labor-and-today-2013-05-30

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

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History Thu, 30 May 2013 11:18:39 -0700
How ML King Became an 'Angry Black Man' http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/18206-how-mlk-became-an-angry-black-man-2013-04-16 http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/18206-how-mlk-became-an-angry-black-man-2013-04-16
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.

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History Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:41:31 -0700
Jackie Robinson Still Matters and '42' Shows Us Why http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/18101-jackie-robinson-still-matters-and-42-shows-us-why-2013-04-05 http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/18101-jackie-robinson-still-matters-and-42-shows-us-why-2013-04-05
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.

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History Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:39:39 -0700
Former Klansman Who Apologized for Racist Past Dies http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/18025-former-klansman-who-apologized-for-racist-past-dies-2013-04-01 http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/18025-former-klansman-who-apologized-for-racist-past-dies-2013-04-01
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.

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History Mon, 01 Apr 2013 09:49:38 -0700
Freedom Trail Marker Unveiled in Greenwood http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/17699-freedom-trail-marker-unveiled-in-greenwood-2013-02-28 http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/17699-freedom-trail-marker-unveiled-in-greenwood-2013-02-28
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.

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jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner) History Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:03:22 -0800
Can the Black Power Movement of the 60s Teach Us About Today? http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/17698-can-the-black-power-movement-of-the-60s-teach-us-about-today-2013-02-28 http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/17698-can-the-black-power-movement-of-the-60s-teach-us-about-today-2013-02-28
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.

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jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner) History Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:52:02 -0800
Black Liberation by Walidah Imarisha http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/17697-black-liberation-2013-02-28 http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/17697-black-liberation-2013-02-28
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.

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lisa@theskanner.com (Lisa Loving of The Skanner News) History Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:48:27 -0800
Be Heard: Newshour Collects Oral Histories of Voting Rights Act http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/17681-be-heard-newshour-collects-oral-histories-of-voting-rights-act-2013-02-27 http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/17681-be-heard-newshour-collects-oral-histories-of-voting-rights-act-2013-02-27
As the Supreme Court hears case challenging the historic legislation, PBS gathers personal stories of its passage

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the debate on whether to preserve the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a national news organization is taking a bold step in covering the debate: They're asking Americans to share their stories of the historic legislation's passage.

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lisa@theskanner.com (Lisa Loving of The Skanner News) History Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:49:46 -0800
Video: Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled in the U.S. Capitol http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/17678-video-rosa-parks-statue-unveiled-in-the-us-capitol-2013-02-27 http://www.theskanner.com/news/history/17678-video-rosa-parks-statue-unveiled-in-the-us-capitol-2013-02-27
The 9-foot bronze statue is the only full-length statue of an African American in the Capitol

This morning, President Obama and congressional leaders helped unveil her statue to stand in the U.S. Capitol as a permanent honor.

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History Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:08:44 -0800