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  1. News Photo Archive OpensRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | The Skanner

    Oregon State Rep. Margaret Carter leading the Black United Front's annual March Against Racist Violence, April 4, 1992 Julie Keefe photo More than 1,000 images from North and Northeast Portland history, taken over the past 40 years by staff at The Skanner News, have been archived at the Oregon Historical Society. The images, black and white shots of people, places and events of all kinds, are available for historians and history buffs at the Oregon Historical Society's Davies Family Research Library.

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  2. Public Comment for City's New $20 Million Housing PotRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | The Skanner

    Leaders with PAALF touched off a housing debate that prompted city officials to put $20 million in funding for affordable housing on the table -- along with a free dinner at the public event tonight at the former Tubman Middle School. Above, Self Enhancement, Inc., President and CEO Tony Hopson, Sr.; former state Sen. Avel Gordly; former PAALF Director Cyreena Boston Ashby and community activist Steven Gilliam.

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  3. Portland News and Events for Feb. 7 - 25, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | The Skanner

    PHOTO: The Oregon Historical Society opens A Community on the Move, the third exhibition in a series produced by the Oregon Black Pioneers. This groundbreaking exhibition explains how the WWII shipyards, migration from the South, the Vanport flood, and urban renewal projects impacted Portland's black families and businesses.

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  4. Landmark Year for PCC African Film FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | The Skanner

    Portland Community College's Cascade Festival of African Films celebrates its silver anniversary with a special film made in Portland. The documentary, "Lessons of Basketball and War," tells the story of Somali girls from southeast Portland who come together to play basketball in a local recreation league.

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  5. Focus on Women at Portland Black Film FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | The Skanner

    The classic drama 'Eve's Bayou,' directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Whitfield, plays on the big screen Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The third annual Portland Black Film Festival returns to the Hollywood Theatre with a line-up of movies highlighting the work of African American Women Directors. The festival runs from Feb. 5 - 21, and features six cinematic works covering diverse topics such as urban life, infidelity, the Black Panthers and Soul Train.

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  6. Film Fest Highlights African-American Women DirectorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | The Skanner

    Film still from "Daughters of the Dust," a 1991 drama about the Gullah people, directed by Julie Dash and one of six films showcased in the Portland Black Film Festival The third annual Portland Black Film Festival returns to the Hollywood Theatre with a line-up of movies highlighting the work of African-American women directors. The festival runs from Feb. 5 - 21, and features six cinematic works covering diverse topics such as urban life, infidelity, the Black Panthers and Soul Train.

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  7. Portland Commissioner Fritz Seeks Third TermRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | The Skanner

    Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, at left, chats with Jyothi Pulla, at right, and a group of students from the former Harriet Tubman STEM school, during a reception for the city's new Office of Equity and Diversity held in April, 2012. Fritz testified on the school's behalf before the Portland Public Schools board, as did State Sen. Chip Shields and Rep. Lew Frederick, but it was shut down anyway.

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  8. Lucinda Lilly Tate, Tireless Community Advocate, Dies at 70Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Skanner

    A community activist and educator who spent more than 40 years advocating for Oregon's poor and underrepresented communities, Lucinda Lilly Tate died Jan. 17, 2015, in Portland. Services will be held Feb. 28, 2015, at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 Northeast Alberta St. in Portland.

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  9. Cuban Exchange, Voting Rights Dominate King BreakfastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Skanner

    Nearly 1,000 people packed the Oregon Convention Center's Bud Clark Hall for The Skanner News 29th Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast event on Monday, Jan. 19. Keynote speaker, the Rev. Benjamin Chavis, CEO and President of the national Newspaper Publishers Association, used the event to announce an NNPA trade initiative with Cuba with The Skanner News' Bernie Foster at its head.

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  10. Portland News and Events for Jan. 16 Through Feb. 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | The Skanner

    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.

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  11. Portland News and Events for Jan. 8 Through Feb. 9, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | The Skanner

    PHOTO: The generosity of the community proved to be overwhelming with a record-setting number of adoptions during Multnomah County's "Operation Silent Night" December promotion. 185 cats and 103 dogs found homes in Dec. 2014, marking the most successful adoption month for Multnomah County Animal Shelter in at least 10 years.

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  12. 2014 Year in ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | The Skanner

    The Skanner News has had a whirlwind 2014; from the showdown between the Portland Police and the hip-hop community at the Blue Monk show to the protest outside of the IRCO office. Whether it was covering neighborhood reactions to gentrification to policy on public health, the street fee or police accountability, we were there.

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  13. Street Fee Proposal Set For Another Tentative Vote in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | The Skanner

    A new amendment by Commissioner Steve Novick to the controversial street fee proposal would have Portlanders paying a gas usage tax to help pay for safety and maintenance projects. Photo by Donovan M. Smith The proposal to fix up Portland streets, roads and sidewalks like this has received yet another tweak.

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  14. Nominations Sought for Civil Rights HonorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | The Skanner

    The Skanner News is preparing for the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast by calling for nominations for The Drum Major for Justice Award and the John Jackson Award. Open to individuals as well as organizations, the awards are designed to honor those who have worked throughout the year to fulfill the ideals the Rev.

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  15. Portland-area News Briefs, Dec. 24-Jan. 3, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | The Skanner

    Two hundred and fifty-nine former renters will be able to celebrate the holidays this year in a home they now own in Portland, thanks to acollaboration between Wells Fargo, the Portland Housing Center and NeighborWorks America. Through its NeighborhoodLIFT program, Wells Fargo gave $15,000 down payment assistance grants to the 259 eligible homebuyers this year.

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  16. Geneva Knauls, 1936-2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | The Skanner

    Sammy Davis, Jr., Geneva Knauls and Paul Knauls Sr., at The Cotton Club in Portland. Photo from Boise Voices Oral History Project A businesswoman for decades and a supporter of many, many grassroots projects and organizations, Mrs. Knauls died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at 9:22 p.m., just days before her birthday on Christmas Eve.

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  17. Portland News and Events for Dec. 18 - 26, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | The Skanner

    PHOTO: Law Enforcement for Youth's Shop with a Cop this year went from concern that low fund raising levels would reduce the number of children served - but a last-minute pitch brought in so many donations they added 100 kids from their standby list, bringing in 500 kids to gift-shop for the holidays. Of the 100 police officers who participated, some reportedly dipped into their own wallets to purchase more toys and goods for the kids.

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  18. Two Arrested in North Portland School ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | The Skanner

    Following a shooting that left four wounded at Rosemary Anderson High School/Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center Friday afternoon, police from the metro area were joined by the FBI and ATF as they searched for three suspects said to have fled the area immediately after. Two "persons of interest" have since been detained, while two of the four victims continue their recovery at Legacy Emanuel Hospital.

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  19. Four Injured in N. Portland School ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | The Skanner

    A canine unit searched the block around where the shootings took place, at Borthwick and North Killingsworth Court. Lisa Loving photo Three students were taken to Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center after a shooting near the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center/Rosemary Anderson High School in North Portland Friday afternoon.

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  20. Portland News and Events for Dec. 12 Through Dec. 30, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | The Skanner

    Windermere Stellar's Northwest Portland branch has contributed $1,500 to KairosPDX's Early Learning Network. KairosPDX works to support low-income families and their childcare providers through its Early Learning Network.

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