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NEWS BRIEFS

Attorney General Forms Hate Crime Task Force

The task force will study hate-motivated crimes and review existing legal protections for victims ...

Portland Art Museum Celebrates Art Museum Day with Free Admission on May 25

Portland Art Museum joins art museums across North America, with great works of art and public programs ...

June Key Delta Community Center Hosts May Week ’18 Health Fair May 26

Event includes vision, glucose screenings, medication disposal and car seat installation ...

Mississippi Avenue Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, May 22, 10 percent of proceeds from participating Mississippi Ave. businesses will go to SEI ...

Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

SEATTLE (AP) — An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday.The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an...

Portland streetcar derails in crash; 1 injury

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland streetcar derailed during an accident involving several vehicles.No major injuries have been reported, but police say one person was taken to a hospital.The crash happened early Thursday afternoon in the Central Eastside Industrial District.The streetcar's "B...

Suspect in 1986 Washington murder case pleads not guilty

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man arrested in the killing of a 13-year-old Tacoma, Washington girl over three decades ago has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.The News Tribune reports 60-year-old Robert Washburn pleaded not guilty Thursday in Tacoma, Washington, to murder with aggravated...

Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

SEATTLE (AP) — An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday.The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an...

OPINION

Racism After Graduation May Just Be What's on the Menu

Dr. Julianne Malveaux says that for our young millennials, racism is inevitable ...

Prime Minister Netanyahu Shows Limits of Israel’s Democracy

Bill Fletcher, Jr. on racial politics in Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s uneven treatment of African immigrants ...

Golfing While Black Is Not a Crime

Grandview Golf Club asks five Black women to leave for golfing too slow ...

Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis discusses the DTU Journalism Fellowship & Scholarship Program ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Staley settles lawsuit against Missouri athletic director

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has reached a ,000 settlement in her lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk.Missouri is paying the ,000. One half of the settlement will go to INNERSOLE, a nonprofit foundation co-founded by Staley. The other half will...

San Francisco police not charged in black man's 2015 killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors said Thursday that they will not charge officers in two shooting deaths, including the killing of a black man that led to citywide protests three years ago and federally recommended police reforms.District Attorney George Gascon declined to...

Body camera video is latest setback for Milwaukee police

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Body camera video showing police using a stun gun on an NBA player over a parking violation is just the latest setback for efforts to improve relations between Milwaukee officers and the city's black population.The confrontation involving Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee...

ENTERTAINMENT

Scenes cut from 'Show Dogs' over resemblance to sexual abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two scenes are being cut from the family movie "Show Dogs" after complaints that they resemble real-life sexual abuse, the movie's distributor has announced.In the movie, a police dog goes undercover at a dog show to catch animal smugglers.In one scene, the dog is told to...

Tommy Chong reflects on pot's evolution as he turns 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America.He knew when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that they...

Paltrow: Brad Pitt threatened Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow says ex-boyfriend Brad Pitt threatened producer Harvey Weinstein after an alleged incident of sexual misconduct.The 45-year-old actress told "The Howard Stern Show" on Wednesday she was "blindsided." Paltrow claimed she was 22 when Weinstein placed his hands...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it's not from the exaggerated...

Tommy Chong reflects on pot's evolution as he turns 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana...

Bus driver charged in crash that killed student, teacher

A school bus driver with a history of driver's license suspensions caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway...

Israel defense chief plans 2,500 new West Bank settler homes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister said Thursday he will seek approval next week to fast-track...

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu roared over the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on its way...

Saudi Arabia releases 3 women as other activists still held

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi authorities have released three prominent women's rights...

The Skanner News

Dr. James M. Garrison Jr.Dr. James M. Garrison, Jr., passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday. 

A celebration of his life was held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Seattle.

James Garrison Jr., a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity graduated with honors from West Virginia State University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

He was designated a Distinguished Military Student and Graduate with a Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Regular Army.  His first assignment was at Fort Bragg, NC where he completed the mandatory four years commitment before resigning his commission to enroll at Tufts University Medical School.  He earned the degree of Doctorate of Medicine and reentered the U.S. Army as a Medical Officer in the U.S. Army.  He continued on Active Duty serving at Ft Lewis, Wash., and Munich, Germany with a final station at Fort Riley, KS.  He resigned his Active Duty commission after the death of his beloved wife, Nellie in 1967.  He continued his military service in the U.S. Army Reserve from which he finally retired as a Colonel 06. He was awarded The Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Reserve Forces Medal.

During his time as an Army Reservist he was appointed the first black officer to command the 50th General Hospital of the U.S. Army Reserve at Ft. Lawton in 1977

Garrison joined Group Health Cooperative in 1969. He had the distinction of being the first black physician hired by Group Health. Within the next 20 years Dr. Garrison rose to become chief of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and Chief of Staff of the Central Region, serving greater Seattle.  During his career as an OB/GYN physician, Dr. Garrison estimated that he delivered more than 6,000 babies.

In 1977 Garrison was awarded the position of Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington, which he held until his death. In 1980 Dr. Garrison was  inducted into the West Virginia State University ROTC Hall of Fame, The ROTC Hall of Fame honors  graduates of the college ROTC program that have distinguished themselves  in military or civilian pursuits.  

Garrison was a  long time  member of the 9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association which represents and honors the Buffalo Soldiers who originated in Fort Riley, KS.

He was appointed in 1988 by Gov. Mike Lowery to the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission serving as Chairman.  He served on the Federation of State Medical Boards and the governing council of Pacific Medical Center.  

Garrison is survived by his daughters, Diane and her husband Russell Faria and Alicia Rinehart; his sons, Michael Garrison and David Garrison and his wife Janet Berwick; brother, Melvyn and his wife May Garrison and niece, Sylvia;  grandchildren, James M Garrison IV, Joseph Garrison, Jessie Garrison, William Faria and Rachel Faria.   Dr. Garrison was preceded in death by his wife Nellie, his son James M Garrison, III and his sister, Sylvia Garrison. 

 

 

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