06-19-2018  5:27 am      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Unite Oregon Hosts ‘Mourn Pray Love, and Take Action’ June 20

Community is invited to gather at Terry Schrunk Plaza at 6 p.m. on World Refugee Day ...

MRG Foundation Announces Spring 2018 Grantees

Recipients include Oregon DACA Coalition, Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe, Komemma Cultural Protection Association ...

CareOregon Awards $250,000 for Housing Projects

Recipients include Rogue Retreat, Bridges to Change, Luke Dorf, Transition Projects and Bridge Meadows ...

The Honorable Willie L. Brown to Receive NAACP Spingarn Medal

The award recognizes Brown’s lifelong commitment to the community, equality and civil rights ...

Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture

New Smithsonian exhibit looks at how Oprah Winfrey shaped American culture and vice versa ...

Prosecutor: Oregon man justified in shooting near hotel

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A heavy equipment operator was legally justified when he shot and wounded a knife-wielding man last month outside an Oregon hotel, a prosecutor said Monday.However, Robert Garris was foolish to appoint himself "sheriff of the Days Inn" and initiate a confrontation with the...

Some forest trails remain closed long after 2017 wildfire

IDANHA, Ore. (AP) — Some trails in Oregon's Willamette National Forest remain closed because of damage from a wildfire that scorched the area last year.The Whitewater Trail into the Jefferson Park area remains closed. Other trails, including some in the Fall Creek area near Eugene, also are...

Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration while forcing an increasing number of Republicans to break from President Donald Trump on...

Spokane man convicted in 2015 deadly shooting

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane man has been convicted of killing a Moses Lake teenager during a 2015 robbery attempt.The Columbia Basin Herald reports Jeremiah Smith was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and first-degree unlawful possession...

OPINION

What Happened? Assessing the Singapore Summit

For all its weaknesses, we are better off having had the summit than not ...

Redlining Settlement Fails to Provide Strong Penalties

A recent settlement of a federal redlining lawsuit is yet another sign that justice is still being denied ...

5 Lessons on Peace I Learned from My Cat Soleil

Dr. Jasmine Streeter takes some cues on comfort from her cat ...

Research Suggests Suicides By Racial and Ethnic Minorities are Undercounted

Sociologist Dr. Kimya Dennis describes barriers to culturally-specific suicide research and treatment ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration while forcing an increasing number of Republicans to break from President Donald Trump on...

Germany: Syrian teen on trial over anti-Semitic assault

BERLIN (AP) — A 19-year-old from Syria is on trial in Berlin over an assault in the German capital on an Israeli wearing a skullcap.The young man is charged with bodily harm and slander. The April 17 attack caused nationwide outrage and fueled concerns over anti-Semitism in Germany.German...

City where many slaves entered US to apologize for slavery

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States first set foot on American soil is ready to apologize for its role in the slave trade.The resolution expected to be passed by the Charleston City Council on Tuesday offers a...

ENTERTAINMENT

In 'Jurassic World,' a dino-sized animal-rights parable

NEW YORK (AP) — The dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park" are many things. They are special-effects wonders. They are unruly house guests. And they are some of the biggest, most foot-stomping metaphors around.Since Steven Spielberg's 1993 original, the dinos of "Jurassic Park" — many of them...

Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media

NEW YORK (AP) — In a phone conversation with her executive producer over the weekend, "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King wondered if there wasn't more the network could do on the story of children being separated from parents through the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration...

Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo share baby photo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine spent his first Father's Day as a dad of two.Supermodel Behati Prinsloo shared a photo on Instagram of the 39-year-old holding their second daughter, Gio Grace, who was born in February. Their first daughter, Dusty Rose, is nearly 2 years...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

A big stink erupts over landfills ringing Russia's capital

KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) — Walking to a store in March, Olga Yevseyeva was hit by the familiar, noxious stench...

US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether...

Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were...

North Korea's Kim meets with Chinese President Xi in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday at the...

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II...

France's Macron admonishes teenager; video goes viral

PARIS (AP) — A video of French President Emmanuel Macron strongly admonishing a teenager who called him by...

The 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast.
The Skanner News

8:30 a.m.

The emcee of this morning's MLK Breakfast, Daisy Santos, a corporate trainer with Northwest Natural, welcomes the audience on behalf of The Skanner Foundation.

Ms. Santos invites the audience to sing, “Lift Ev’ry Voice”, before leading them in prayer.

 

8:50 a.m.

An introduction of the Head Table of distinguished guests, including Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Gov. Kate Brown and U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley.

Wheeler asks us to be strong during the transition into a Trump presidency."Don't straddle the line. Stay with MLK on the line of justice!"

Gov. Kate Brown states that all Oregonians are entitled to equal pay and healthcare, regardless of color, gender or sexual orientation.

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley leads audience in chant, "What do you want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!"

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden gives Bernie and Bobbie Foster of The Skanner News a standing ovation.

 

9:00 a.m.

Breakfest is served!

 

9:10 a.m.

The Skanner Publisher Bernie Foster encourages guests to sign petition to change the name of Delta Park in North Portland to Vanport Park, in honor of the lost population of Vanport, Oregon.

 

9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker, civil rights attorney Howard Moore Jr., takes the stage for this address. He warns that the progress the United States has achieved in the last 50 years - the civil rights of all people - is in peril, but it won't stop us from fighting. 

"Dr. King was a prophet. Dr. King was not like a revolutionary - he was a revolutionary," says Moore. "Black Lives Do Matter. I'm sure you'll support it. It's a source of revolutionary change."

 

9:40 a.m.

Daisy Santos introduces one of the Pacific Northwest's premier vocalists, Alonzo Chadwick, "to feed our spirit," says Santos.

 

9:50 a.m.

Bobbie Dore Foster, executive editor of The Skanner News, and Jerry Foster, advertising manager, present The Skanner Foundation scholarships to students.

 

The 2017 Skanner Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

Allyson Knapper, Oregon Health & Science University, sponsor: Family Care

Cameron Retherford, Portland Community College, sponsor: Oregon Lottery

Noah Tewelde, De La Salle North Catholic High School, sponsor: University of Oregon

Ruben Sanchez, Portland State University, sponsor: Portland Development Commission

Makayla Agnew, De La Salle North Catholic High School, sponsor: Enterprise Holdings

Eli Cooney, De La Salle North Catholic High School, sponsor: Oregon Health & Science University

Jessica Isibor, Emory University, sponsor: Providence Health & Services

Victoria Trinh, Boston College, sponsor: UBER

Maliyah Harris, De La Salle North Catholic High School, sponsor: City of Portland

McKenzie Strong, Portland Community College, sponsor: homeforward

Hiermon Medhanie, De La Salle North Catholic High School, sponsor: Pacific Power

Anthony Sylvester, Pomona College, sponsor: Turner

Janelle Arnold, Marist College, sponsor: Wells Fargo

Michelle Carr, Kent State University, sponsor: The Skanner Foundation

Luis Sosa, Portland State University, sponsor: The Skanner Foundation

 

10:10 a.m.

 Alonzo Chadwick takes the stage one more time, singing "Walk with me, Lord!"

 

10:15 a.m.

The Skanner Publisher Bernie Foster thanks everyone for coming, and addresses young people, "Go out and become something, contribute to society, make us proud."

 

10:20 a.m. 

Gov. Kate Brown encourages all Oregonians to obseve Jan 16, 2017 as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

10:25 a.m.

Daisy Santos delivers benediction.

 

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