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The Skanner Report
King event brings government officials, citizens together

Martin Luther King Jr. brought the country closer than anyone to the vision contained in the United States Constitution — of equality for all — and the Black middle class has benefited from his legacy, noted Luke Visconti, publisher and co-founder of DiversityInc magazine and keynote speaker for The Skanner Foundation's 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday.
Still, however, the country's economic potential is being short-cutted because it hasn't yet moved past what Visconti called the "White-centric" model.
It's time for Black consumers to take action to ensure their place in a society that will remain mostly White until at least 2040, said Visconti, whose magazine publishes an annual list of top 50 Companies for Diversity.
"You have an obligation to act: Vote your ethics," Visconti told the 1,100 people who attended the breakfast on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. "Reward companies that share your vision, go to work for those companies.
Visconti was joined by other speakers, including Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski, who awarded The Skanner Foundation a $147,250 grant to develop a neighborhood multi-media training center in North Portland. The grant, from the Economic and Community Development Department, will enable local residents to learn video, technology, media and other skills for jobs in the film, video and multimedia industry.


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It was a who's who of Oregon government leadership at the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15. From left are U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Gov. Ted Kulongoski and U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith. Other speakers included Portland Mayor Tom Potter, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden's chief of staff, Josh Kardon and keynote speaker, Luke Visconti, co-founder of DiversityInc magazine


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Next Week!

The 21st annual breakfast will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 15, 2007 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Jantzen Beach, Portland, Oregon.
For tickets e-mail
mlkbreakfast@theskanner.com or come to The Skanner office, located at 415 N. Killingsworth, between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.


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The 21st annual breakfast will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 15, 2007 at the Red Lion Hotel, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Jantzen Beach, Portland, Oregon.
• Please Bring 2 Cans of Food Per Person to Feed the Hungry.
For tickets e-mail mlkbreakfast@theskanner.com or come to The Skanner office, located at 415 N.…


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The 21st annual breakfast will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 15, 2007 at the Red Lion Hotel, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Jantzen Beach, Portland, Oregon.
• Please Bring 2 Cans of Food Per Person to Feed the Hungry.
Tickets are $75
(There is a limited number of non-profit tickets available.)
Tables are $750


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For tickets e-mail mlkbreakfast@theskanner.com or come to The Skanner office, located at 415 N.…


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Luke Visconti, co-founder and publisher of DiversityInc magazine, will be the keynote speaker at The Skanner Foundation's 21st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on Jan. 15. The celebration will be at the Red Lion Hotel, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive. Visconti is responsible for the editorial direction and philosophy behind the national magazine and its Web site. DiversityInc, founded in 1998 as a Web publication, is devoted to promoting the idea that diversity in the workplace can positively impact business.


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For tickets e-mail mlkbreakfast@theskanner.com or come to The Skanner office, located at 415 N.…


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For tickets e-mail mlkbreakfast@theskanner.com or come to The Skanner office, located at 415 N.…


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For tickets e-mail mlkbreakfast@theskanner.com or come to The Skanner office, located at 415 N.…


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