The Skanner News - Commentary http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:42:19 -0800 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner News) New Entry in Race for Multnomah County Commissioner, District 1 http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23547-new-entry-in-race-for-multnomah-county-commissioner-district-1 http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23547-new-entry-in-race-for-multnomah-county-commissioner-district-1 Marissa Childs says she is running as a non-partisan candidate    

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jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner News) Commentary Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:22:59 -0800
Blackonomics: Raising money or just raising Cain? http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23537-blackonomics-raising-money-or-just-raising-cain http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23537-blackonomics-raising-money-or-just-raising-cain James Clingman writes about the collective power of Black money in his new NNPA column   

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Commentary Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:56:22 -0800
Flint, Mich. Residents Mistreated Because of Race and Class http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23523-flint-mich-residents-mistreated-because-of-race-and-class http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23523-flint-mich-residents-mistreated-because-of-race-and-class George Curry writes that racism and inept governing led to the water health crisis facing Flint Michigan  

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Commentary Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:00:04 -0800
Hales Champions Housing Homeless People at Mayors Conference http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23507-hales-champions-housing-homeless-people-at-mayors-conference http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23507-hales-champions-housing-homeless-people-at-mayors-conference  Mayors across the country discuss economy, housing and public safety   

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jim@marketingportland.com (Portland Mayor Charlie Hales) Commentary Sun, 24 Jan 2016 18:18:06 -0800
Consumer Bureau Cracks Down on Illegal Debt Collectors http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23490-consumer-bureau-cracks-down-on-illegal-debt-collectors http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23490-consumer-bureau-cracks-down-on-illegal-debt-collectors CFPB slaps illegal debt collectors with fines and refunds of more than $10.5 million   

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helen@theskanner.com (Helen Silvis) Commentary Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:17:02 -0800
Blackonomics: Tamir Rice - The shame of it all http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23476-blackonomics-tamir-rice-the-shame-of-it-all http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23476-blackonomics-tamir-rice-the-shame-of-it-all Columnist James Clingman contrasts the death of Tamir Rice to the treatment of "Affluenza" teen Ethan Couch   

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Commentary Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:46:00 -0800
Families Advance with Recent Tax Bill, but Corporations Got a Lot More http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23453-families-advance-with-recent-tax-bill-but-corporations-got-a-lot-more http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23453-families-advance-with-recent-tax-bill-but-corporations-got-a-lot-more  Frank Clemente writes about big winners from the recent holiday tax deal passed by congress   

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Commentary Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:58:25 -0800
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Defends Racism from the Bench http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23441-supreme-court-justice-antonin-scalia-defends-racism-from-the-bench http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23441-supreme-court-justice-antonin-scalia-defends-racism-from-the-bench Scalia's "lesser schools" suggestion shows a misunderstanding of admissions policy

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Commentary Thu, 24 Dec 2015 18:56:37 -0800
Is Islamophobia the “Acceptable” Racism of the 21st Century? http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23430-is-islamophobia-the-acceptable-racism-of-the-21st-century http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23430-is-islamophobia-the-acceptable-racism-of-the-21st-century NNPA Columnist Bill Fletcher writes that Islamophobia disproportionately targets black and brown people   

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Commentary Mon, 21 Dec 2015 19:13:59 -0800
US Muslim Women Debate Safety of Hijab Amid Backlash http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23410-us-muslim-women-debate-safety-of-hijab-amid-backlash http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23410-us-muslim-women-debate-safety-of-hijab-amid-backlash Women who wear a scarf or veil say they have many motivations for doing so, including demonstrating devotion to their faith and showing pride in their religious heritage.   

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jim@marketingportland.com (RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Reporter) Commentary Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:12:36 -0800
President Barack Obama Addresses Nation on Terrorism http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23391-president-barack-obama-addresses-nation-on-terrorism http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23391-president-barack-obama-addresses-nation-on-terrorism Watch video of the president making a rare speech from the Oval Office  

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jim@marketingportland.com (ULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent) Commentary Mon, 07 Dec 2015 07:55:10 -0800
American Colleges Must Stop Honouring Slaveholders http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23366-american-colleges-must-stop-honouring-slaveholders http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23366-american-colleges-must-stop-honouring-slaveholders Student protests are forcing Georgetown, Yale and other universities to confront their connections to slavery  

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jim@marketingportland.com (Marian Wright Edelman) Commentary Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:58:00 -0800
US Black Chamber Backs Presidents Clean Power Plan http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23365-us-black-chamber-backs-presidents-clean-power-plan http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23365-us-black-chamber-backs-presidents-clean-power-plan Reducing carbon emissions will also prevent premature deaths caused by pollution in communities of color  

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jim@marketingportland.com (US Black Chamber of Commerce) Commentary Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:37:44 -0800
ISIS and Changing the Game http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23354-isis-and-changing-the-game http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23354-isis-and-changing-the-game Tom Hastings of PeaceVoice argues against a violent response to ISIS   

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arashi@theskanner.com (Tom H. Hastings, Founding Director of PeaceVoice) Commentary Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:13:54 -0800
Black Students Who Study at "Predominately White" Universities http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23344-black-students-who-study-at-predominately-white-universities http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/23344-black-students-who-study-at-predominately-white-universities Video report: Black at a PWI  

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jim@marketingportland.com (Jazmyn Cadogan of) Commentary Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:04:22 -0800