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Ronald E. Hampton is the Washington, DC Representative for Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. 

Time to Abolish the Criminal Injustice System

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Barbara Arnwine 

In 2023, one aspect of civil rights and racial justice that barely remains addressed is racial inclusion in media ownership. 

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Susheela Jayapal, Multnomah County Commissioner for District 2, North and Northeast Portland, reviews her first four-year term and looks forward to her second term

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“So, you have two types of Negro. The old type and the new type. Most of you know the old type. When you read about him in history during slavery he was called ‘Uncle Tom.’ He was the House Negro.”-Malcolm X

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Oscar H. Blayton 

We need not forgive racial injustices in America’s past, and we must never forget them. But as a nation, we can reconcile.

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Therese Bottomly, Editor, The Oregonian 

The Oregonian commissioned a study of its history of racism, and published the report on Oct. 24, 2022. The Skanner is pleased to republish the apology written by the editor, Therese Bottomly. We hope other institutions will follow this example of looking inward, acknowledging any racism they find, and inviting the community to engage in helping them create new pathways of racial Justice. 

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Sisters of the Road staff member Sonja 

Sisters of the Road share personal reflections of their staff after a town hall meeting at which people with lived experience of homelessness spoke

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Charlene Crowell is a senior fellow with the Center for Responsible Lending. 

HBCU borrowers question little loan forgiveness, delays to financial security  

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Ben Jealous 

Opponents of affirmative action have been trying to destroy it for years. And now it looks like they just might get their chance.

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Scholar, activist urges before casting your vote consider these recent findings

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MLK Breakfast 2023

Photos from The Skanner Foundation's 37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast.