05-25-2018  12:05 pm      •     
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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 ...

'Smart' gadgets: Ways to minimize privacy and security risks

NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance shows the risks that come with new technologies.According to Amazon, the Echo's Alexa voice assistant misheard a word as "Alexa" — a trigger to activate...

The Latest: 3 injured in hit-and-crash in downtown Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on hit-and-crash in Portland, Oregon (all times local):11:20 a.m.Police say three women have been injured in a hit-and-run crash near Portland State University.Portland police Sgt. Chris Burley say the vehicle hit the women while they were on a sidewalk...

'Smart' gadgets: Ways to minimize privacy and security risks

NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance shows the risks that come with new technologies.According to Amazon, the Echo's Alexa voice assistant misheard a word as "Alexa" — a trigger to activate...

Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.Nkechi Diallo, known as Rachel Dolezal before she legally changed her name in 2016, was charged this week...

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

Utah NAACP head disheartened by sentence in hate-crime case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of yelling racial slurs at the young son of a black man and then shocking the father with a stun cane has been sentenced to nine months behind bars — an outcome called disheartening by a civil rights leader.The Deseret News reports defendant...

Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.Nkechi Diallo, known as Rachel Dolezal before she legally changed her name in 2016, was charged this week...

Students hand back in yearbook after racial slur is pictured

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Students at a coastal Georgia high school are being asked to hand back in their yearbooks after a racial slur made for some bad memories.The Savannah-Chatham County school district tells news outlets that the publisher has recalled the Windsor Forest High School yearbook...

ENTERTAINMENT

Famed chef Mario Batali's Vegas Strip restaurants will close

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mario Batali's three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group partner Joe Bastianich sent a letter to nearly 300 workers...

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local):11:40 a.m.Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn't have time to read the books he brought with him.The film mogul carried three...

Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs.His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit,...

For CEOs, .7 million a year is just middle of the pack

NEW YORK (AP) — Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year,...

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress it's reached a deal that would allow Chinese...

Putin says US exit from Iran deal could trigger instability

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that the U.S. exit from the...

Explosion at Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

TORONTO (AP) — An explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant where children...

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of...

Arun Gandhi
By The Skanner News

PHOTO: Arun Gandhi, a grandson of India's legendary leader, Mohandas K. ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi, speaks on "Teaching Peace in Turbulent Times" at the PCC Cascade Campus, 205 N. Killingsworth St. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Moriarity Auditorium, Rm. 104. Doors open at 10:45 a.m.; the presentation will take place from 11-11:30 a.m., and the Q&A will take place from approximately 11:30 a.m.-noon. The presentation is followed by a Q&A with the audience; the entire event is free and open to the public. For more information on his work, go to  http://arungandhi.net. For more on Portland Community College events, go to www.pcc.edu.

 


Sisters of the Road King Observances

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has had an impact on the mission and work of Sisters Of The Road since the first day, 35 years ago. Sisters philosophies of Nonviolence, Dining with Dignity, Gentle Personalism, Systemic Change, and Anti-Oppression inform each new program and the ways we organize for justice and human rights for all.

On Monday, Jan. 19, Sisters will be having a special meal day in the cafe, with special activities in the Personalist Center, including a movie to inspire our community, and sign making for the rally on Wednesday. Everyone is invited to join us for lunch and to participate in the day with us!

Martin Luther King, Jr. began a historic and controversial movement on poverty. On Wednesday, Jan. 21, Sisters will be participating in a morning action with Right 2 Survive at Portland City Council.

Folks will march from Right 2 Dream, Too, W. Burnside at 4th Ave., at 8:30 a.m., and gather for a rally at City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave. at 9 a.m. Public testimony will happen from 9:30-10:30 a.m., bringing awareness to the “Right 2 Rest Act” and unjust criminalization of people based on housing status.

For more information go to www.sistersoftheroad.org.

 

PCC Open House

Portland Community College hosts an open house to celebrate its two newest buildings at the Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St.

“New Beginnings” runs from 2-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20 and includes tours of both the new Student Union and Cascade Hall at PCC Cascade. The program – to take place in the student lounge on second floor of the Student Union – begins at 4:30 p.m. and will include comments from College President Jeremy Brown, Cascade President Karin Edwards, students, faculty, the PCC Board of Directors and local legislators. Food, music, and a light show will be offered, as well. The open house is free and open to the public.

Both buildings are part of the college’s 2008 voter-approved $374 million bond program with $58 million going to the construction and improvements at Cascade.
The area between the two new buildings is a landscaped plaza that will be part of an east-west “mall” running through the entire campus once construction is complete. Below the plaza and the two buildings is an underground parking garage that opened this past September. The 211-space garage is the first of its kind to be built on any PCC campus. Its design was part of the college’s commitment to the neighbors and the City of Portland to reduce the number of college-related vehicles parking on local streets.

For more information go to http://news.pcc.edu/

 

Free FAFSA Workshop at Warner Pacific

College Goal Oregon is a free event at Warner Pacific on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 2219 SE 69th Ave., in Egtvedt Hall, room 203, Portland.

The event is for students including high school, college and non-traditional returning students, parents/guardians, and anyone who wants assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You do not need to be enrolled at Warner.

Offered are assistance with completing your FAFSA, presentations about scholarships and information on paying for college.

Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your spot today at warnerpacific.edu/college-goal-oregon-event/.

 

2015 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest

The Washington County Cooperative Library Services is launching the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest. This year’s Teen Summer Reading theme will be: Unmask!

The winning design will be used for all countywide 2015 WCCLS Teen Summer Reading program materials, such as posters, bookmarks, forms, flyers, etc. The artwork must represent the Teen Summer Reading theme “Unmask!” and must be the original work of the entrant. Visit wccls.org/tsrp for complete contest rules.

Prizes will be awarded for First Place, Second Place and Honorable Mention. First Prize, a Powell’s Books gift card valued at $150; second prize, a $50 gift certificate for Blick Art Materials retail store; honorable mention, a $25 gift certificate for Blick Art Materials retail store.

The contest is open to all Washington County library card holders, ages 12 – 18 at the time of submission. Submit your original artwork at your local WCCLS member library through Feb. 14.

For more information go to www.wccls.org

 

Portland’s Black Creative Collective @ Work

Stop by the Collins Gallery at the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library from Jan. 24 through March 8 to check out a curated installation of Portland's Black creatives mobilizing visual art, printed materials, movement, and voice to honor and celebrate the intersection of interests, histories, and cultural production of our community.

Then join the poets, performers, and image makers of Portland’s Black Creative Collective: BrownHall for an art-filled Opening Reception on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2 pm.
Featuring: Akela Jaffi Auer, Turiya Autry, Samiya Bashir, Aasha Benton, Aisha Edwards, Diamond Ferguson, Chris Fuzell, Keyon Gaskin, Jamondria Harris, Elijah Hasan, Lin Lucas, Nakeia R. Medcalf, André Middleton, S. Renee Mitchell, Sidony O'neal, Alex Riedlinger, Jonny Sanders, Sharita Towne, Tasha Triplett, David Walker.
Free and open to the public, Collins Gallery, 3rd Floor Central Library, 801 SW10th Avenue, Portland.

For more information go to www.multcolib.org/events.

 

Help with Grieving

“Seven Strategies: Coping with the Recent Death of a Loved One,” is offered for the next two months at Providence Health facilities. The free, one-hour presentation is open to anyone in the community who has been bereaved in the past year.

The workshop offers suggestions on how to cope during the weeks and months following the death of a loved one, including information on additional resources available in the community. You are welcome to attend any one of the following presentations.

EASTSIDE:

Providence Portland Medical Center, 4805 NE Glisan Street, Portland, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11 am – noon or Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 – 8 p.m.
Cancer Center Room C

Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, 519 15th Street, Oregon City, Monday, Feb. 9, 11 am – noon, Conference Room C 

WESTSIDE:

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, (East Pavilion Entrance), 9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland, Thursday, Jan. 15, 7 – 8 p.m. or Tuesday, February 24, 1- 2 p.m., Stanley-Shaffer Room 22

Providence Newberg Medical Center, 1001 Providence Drive, Newberg, Saturday, Jan. 24, 1- 2 p.m., Dundee Room

Because of limited space, registration is appreciated. For more information or to register, please contact Anne Kister at 503-215-4636 or Anne.Kister@providence.org.

 

For more events in Portland and Seattle see our community calendar.

 

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