09-18-2019  4:22 am   •   PDX Weather    •   SEA weather  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4


Resignation of Oregon Public Records Advocate Stirs Doubts

Ginger McCall says Brown's general counsel pressured her to secretly advocate for governor's office

‘It’s OK to Struggle’

Two families break the silence on suicide and mental health

If You Need Help

Resources for those struggling with suicidal thoughts, or seeking support after a loss

New Cleveland High Principal Looks Ahead

Leo Lawyer replaces Ayesha Freeman, who resigned last year after a vote of no-confidence from staff


YouTube Originals Debuts Michelle Obama’s Reacher College Prep Course

‘A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College’ debuted last week ...

Filmmaker Lynne Siefert Wins 2019 Betty Bowen Award

Anthony White and Andrea Joyce Heimer also recognized ...

Doctors Without Borders Brings Traveling Speaker Series to Portland, OR

MSF aid worker Karen Stewart will talk about her experiences working around the globe ...

Governor's lawyer declines court nod amid uproar

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's general counsel declined an appointment to the Court of Appeals after the state's public records advocate accused him of unethical behavior, a situation Brown said she deeply regretted and took responsibility for on Tuesday.Public Records Advocate...

2 new cases of vaping-related illness; 4 total in state

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State officials say two additional cases of respiratory illnesses linked vaping have been reported, bringing the total number of cases in Oregon to four.The Oregon Health Authority said Tuesday that a total of four cases have been reported in recent weeks.The new cases...

Struggling South Carolina faces crucial 2-game stretch

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's players understand the early challenge they have to prevent their season from fully spiraling out of control.There were a lot of grim faces, steady eyes as the Gamecocks seemed more focused at practice this week."We're desperate right now," Gamecocks...

Missouri scores in all phases in 50-0 victory over SEMO

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After a humbling performance in the season opener, Missouri's defense has taken out its frustration on two straight opponents, including a 50-0 shutout of Southeast Missouri on Saturday night.The Tigers (2-1) held the Redhawks (1-2) to 94 total yards."Our defense played...


Despite U.S. Open Loss, Serena Williams Is Still the Greatest of All Time

Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title ...

Do Black Kids Deserve This Treatment in School?

Three White Pearland ISD employees are named in a federal lawsuit after humiliating a 13-year-old Black student by blackening his scalp with a Sharpie ...

Why I’m Visiting the Border

People of color are feeling less safe today and any day when we see the realities of domestic terrorism and racially-motivated acts of violence ...

Why Lady Liberty Weeps

The original concept was to have Lady Liberty holding a broken shackle and chain in her left hand, to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. ...


Trump gives California grief - but also takes its money

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California, but he showed Tuesday he's more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up million from wealthy...

Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported.But a...

Judge refuses to free extremists who attacked protesters

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to free members of a white supremacist group on bond while they appeal their convictions for attacking protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.U.S. District Judge Norman Moon ruled that Rise Above Movement members Benjamin Daley, Michael Miselis and...


Steve Martin's bluegrass award faces uncertain future

NEW YORK (AP) — One morning last week in Boston, Victor Furtado woke up to a mailman's knock. He was handed a little unmarked package."I opened it up here in my apartment and kind of looked at it for a second, hoping somebody would wake me up. I was shocked, completely blown away."Inside was...

Tekashi 6ix9ine testifies for prosecution at gang trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified on Tuesday against two alleged members of a Brooklyn street gang, describing how he discovered a formula for success with the crew before betraying it by becoming a prosecution witness.6ix9ine - his rainbow-colored hair gone but trademark "69"...

Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first.The Justice Department is...


Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans

GRAND ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish...

Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging,...

Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums

NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money...

Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

MIAMI (AP) — People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush with Hurricane...

Nepal's sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four...

Hong Kong cancels China national day fireworks amid protests

HONG KONG (AP) — An annual fireworks display in Hong Kong marking China's National Day on Oct. 1 was called...

By Helen Silvis of The Skanner News

The Black Parent Initiative invites everyone interested in supporting Portland's minority youth to the second annual Breaking the Cycle: Releasing the Dream symposium at Concordia University, Saturday June 18. The symposium will run from 8 am to 5 pm in the Hagen Campus Center, 2811 NE Holman St.

Come along to attend powerful workshops led by experts in African American families, parenting, education, child mental health and much more. Children and teens, aged 9 and above, are invited to attend a spoken word workshop. The Skanner News Video: Dr. Joy DeGruy

You will have the opportunity to attend two out of the seven workshops on offer:

Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy will lead 'How are the Children' which looks at how trauma in the African American community affects generations of Black children and adults. Dr. DeGruy has two masters degrees (Psychology and Social Work) and a Ph.D. in Social Work research. She is a research professor at Portland State University as well as an International faculty member at London's Department of Health.

Stephanie Irby Coard Ph.D., will present 'Racial Resilience' which looks at how to promote resilience in Black children. Dr. Coard is a psychologist and researcher at the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Johnny Parker Jr. will lead 'Healthy Relationships and Co-Parenting' which looks at healthy parenting with your partner from a Christian counseling perspective. Dr. Parker has more than 10 years as a marriage specialist who has led Building Lasting Relationships seminars and has advised President Obama on supporting marriage.

Phillip Jackson will lead an educators-only workshop 'Educators and Community Strategy' that will look at the impact of educators and community leaders on academic success. Jackson's long resume includes serving as president of Chicago Boys and Girls Club and as Chief of Education for the City of Chicago.

Andrae Brown, an assistant professor at Lewis and Clark School of Education, will lead 'Touched in the head': Exploring Mental Health and Wellness in the Black Family.' The workshop will look at the importance of mental health in strengthening black families. Dr. Brown has a master's degree in school counseling and a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy.

The Black Parent Initiative will host a showing and discussion of the documentary 'The Black Fatherhood Project'. Filmmaker Jordan Thierry explores the roots of the fatherless Black home and reveals a more complex truth than usually told. Fathers discuss how to ensure African American children feel the power of a father's love.

Tina Marie Glover, a credentialed counselor will look at 'Raising my Kids Alone; Barriers we Face Being a Single Parent'. As program director for the Cuturally Specific Youth prevention Services program at a mental health agency, she will lead a session designed to help parents overcome the challenges of raising today's generation, and in particular children of the opposite sex.

Poet and rapper Mic Crenshaw and hip hop poet Desmond Spann will run a workshop for youth aged 9 and up.

Child care is available. For more information contact 503-493-4700 or email [email protected]

mlkbreakfast2020 tickets 300x180

PBOT Drivers Advisory Committee

Photo Gallery

Photos and slide shows of local events

Carpentry Professionals