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Live Blogging from the Oregon Convention Center

The Skanner 24th Martin Luther King Breakfast kicks off this morning at 8:30 am. The Skanner staff and a team from the North Portland Multimedia Training Center have been onsite at the Oregon Convention center since 6:30 a.m. to make sure everything is ready.  At this early hour people are arriving and meeting up with friends and colleagues in the reception area ...


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Message from our publisher, Bernie Foster

 Bernie Foster, Publisher of The Skanner, reminds you to get your tickets for The Skanner News 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. The event will be held Jan. 18, 2010 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Portland. The Keynote speaker will be Robin Morris Collin, environmental justice expert, author and law professor at Willamette University.
A limited number of discount tickets will be available for nonprofits only. ($25) To reserve seats call 503-285-5555 or visit MLKBreakfast@theskanner.com Please bring two cans of food for the hungry.


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Addressing a crowd of more than 900 people from all walks of life, Oregon's new attorney general asked the crowd a favor: stand behind him in re-creating the Civil Rights Enforcement Unit.
Immediately, the crowd that had been sitting still, hanging on every word of John Kroger, now picked up the petitions distributed on every table to sign and pass around.
Click here to get your signature form....
To watch his speech in video click here for part A , and click here for part B. Or click here to see a slideshow of pictures from the Breakfast.


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Join The Skanner in January to kick off one of the most diverse and socially conscious events of the New Year. Oregon Attorney General-elect John Kroger will be keynote speaker on Monday, Jan. 19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland. For more details and to book tables click here.


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The Skanner's 2009 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast was a resounding success. Over 900 people filled the halls of the Oregon Convention Center for a rousing breakfast celebrating the life and legacy of the slain civil rights leader. But more importantly, they heard about the future of civil rights in Oregon ...
Please click here to see a slideshow of pictures from Monday's event ...


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Join The Skanner in January to kick off one of the most diverse and socially conscious events of the New Year. Oregon Attorney General-elect John Kroger will be keynote speaker on Monday, Jan. 19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland. For more details and to book tables click here.


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Oregon Attorney General-elect John Kroger will be keynote speaker at The Skanner News Group's 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Monday, Jan. 19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland. For more details and to book tables click here.


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Monday January 19, 2009 8:30-10:30 a.m.

The Breakfast in January 2009 will be at Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland. So reserve a table now at MLKBreakfast@theskanner.com
Some discount tickets for non-profits are still available. Call 503-285-5555


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The Skanner Martin Luther King Day Breakfast 2008, recorded at Portland's Hilton Hotel Monday Jan 21, will be broadcast on local access television at the following times: 
Saturday 1/26/2008, 7:30 AM, Channel 22
Monday 1/28/2008, 11:30 PM, Channel 23
Saturday 2/2/2008, 4:30 AM, Channel 11
Subscribers to Comcast Digital also can view the event on Channel 1 at any time by looking for local programming on their menu. For more details visit http://www.pcmtv.org/featured_programming.php#VOD

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Engineer Carl Mack, Singer Crystal Aikin featured at the event

Carl Mack, executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers will give the keynote speech at the University of Washington at Tacoma's second-annual Martin Luther King Day Unity Breakfast Jan. 21.
Other speakers include UW Tacoma Chancellor Patricia Spakes and Milgard School of Business alumnus Ed Ware. Tacoma gospel singer Crystal Aikin, the winner of BET's nationally televised "Sunday Best" gospel-music competition, will sing.
Bryan Neal, a UW Tacoma sophomore and vice president of the Black Student Union, said he's looking forward to celebrating Dr. King's legacy with the Tacoma community....


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