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  1. Portland News and Events for May 23 Through June 3, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Skanner

    It's a Bloomin' Good Time is the theme as the Rose Festival's waterfront activities kick off on May 22 at 5 p.m. for Memorial Day weekend and three consecutive weekends at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Opening Night Fireworks on Friday night, May 22, features a dance party and concert by Hit Machine in the RoZone and a huge fireworks display synchronized to great music.

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  2. Female Ex-Gang Members Form Neighbors Against ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | The Skanner

    Stopping today's youth from following her path by joining the ranks of this same "pointless" war she and so many other thousands have fought since the late 1980's is the reason she has launched the new initiative Neighbors Against Violence. The alliance comprised entirely of female ex-gang members-some once rivals-aims to steer young people into job opportunities, camps, and provide scholarships with the hopes that paths like these will fulfill their bottom line, "trying to save some lives."

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  3. Portland News and Events for May 14-26, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The Skanner

    Clark County residents, ages 17-24, who do not have a high school diploma and are interested in obtaining a GED and job-related skills are invited to attend a free YouthBuild Vancouver information session to learn more about the program. The sessions will be held Thursday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 26 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Partners in Careers, 3210 NE 52nd Street, Vancouver 98663.

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  4. May Day Demonstrators Clash with Police in Pacific NorthwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | The Skanner

    Demonstrators clashed with police in two cities in the Pacific Northwest late Friday, with marchers throwing rocks and chairs at officers as the evening gatherings spiraled into mayhem. Earlier demonstrations in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, to decry racism and income inequality were largely peaceful, but protesters who gathered later in the day confronted police, who attempted to keep them from damaging property and disrupting traffic.

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  5. Portland News and Events for May 1-9, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | The Skanner

    Come celebrate International Midwives Month with a special screening of "Bringin' In Da Spirit," narrated by Phylicia Rashad. It's a documentary celebrating the history of the Black midwives who committed themselves to holistic answers in the face of powerful misconceptions about the practice.

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  6. Portland News and Events for April 23 Through May 7, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | The Skanner

    An informational meeting about the city-sanctioned Youth Poet Laureate Project is Monday, April 27, 5-6:30 p.m. at Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St. This week, dozens of high school students performed poetry on the Newmark theater stage for Verselandia. Now organizers want to continue the poetry project with educational workshops and events called Spit/WRITE, mentored by Portland artist Renee Mitchell and others.

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  7. Portland News and Events for April 16 -May 11, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | The Skanner

    PAALF's Executive Committee cordially invites the public to the PolicyLink Training "Equity as a Superior Growth Model" on April 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Self Enhancement Inc., 3920 N Kerby Ave, Portland, OR. The training is designed to give folks an opportunity to learn advocacy and organizers skills as they attempt to work in their own organizations to empower and uplift Portland's Black community.

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  8. 'Oregon Experience' Explores Portland Civil Rights HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | The Skanner

    " called "Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev'ry Voice," Tuesday, April 21. The show, which starts at 8 p.m., delves into local African American history with a focus on social movements of the 1960s, 70s and early 80s. Immediately following the film, the station hosts a live panel discussion in the television studio with community activists and city leaders speaking on civil rights in the 21st century.

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  9. Portland Celebrates Juneteenth's 150-year anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | The Skanner

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in America. On Saturday, June 20, 2015, all Portlanders are invited to join a very special celebration of freedom.

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  10. Emmanuel Church Celebrates 50 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | The Skanner

    Today, Emmanuel Church, with a membership of over 400, stands on the shoulders of those eight faithful members who 50 years ago dared to pioneer a great local ministry in the city of Portland Bishop C.T. Wells, his wife First Lady DeAngeloa Wells, the entire Emmanuel Church family, and ministries from around the country will be celebrating the 50th year of ministry for this revered local ministry with a grand three-day celebration April 10 - 12. On Friday, April 10, Emmanuel Church will kick-off the Anniversary Celebration with a Gospel Concert, 7 p.m., at the church, 1033 N. Sumner St. The concert will feature national recording artists: Todd Galbreth, Shawn McLemore, and Zacardi Cortez.

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  11. Portland News and Events for April 8-25, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | The Skanner

    The Multnomah County Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Citizen Review Panel hosts a public forum on foster care, Wednesday, April 8, 4 to 6 p.m. at the A -PCC Training Center, Auditorium Building #2, 5600 NE 42nd Ave., Portland. The Panel invites the public to share recommendations to ensure that children who must be placed in foster care are placed with relatives whenever possible.

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  12. PAALF Launches 'The People's Plan'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | The Skanner

    The short film " Future: Portland " played in the background as people gathered in the ballroom. It gave voice to a frequently displaced Black community that struggles to create a welcoming home.

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  13. Portland News and Events for March 19 through April 16, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | The Skanner

    March Madness for the Trinity Lutheran Tigers The Trinity Tigers 7th & 8th grade basketball team is headed to Indiana to compete in the Lutheran Basketball Association of America Tournament March 19th-22nd. March 19-22.

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  14. Portland News and Events for Mar. 12 - Apr. 3 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The Skanner

    A Centennial Salute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe with live music, swing dancing, special guests and more is coming up Friday, March 20, at Portland Spirit River Cruises at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The 100th birthday for Portland's jazz icon starts with boarding 10:30 p.m. at Salmon Springs Dock, then cruising from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. The event features Joe Baker and Joy Pearson of The High Water Jazz Band, cruising performances by Alder Street, Portland Rhythm Shakers, Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners, soul songbird Liz Vice, and DJ Phil Manijak of Corvallis Swing Dance Society.

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  15. Second Allegation of Racism at Alberta Street CafeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | The Skanner

    Kathleen and Percy Hampton in front of their home near Northeast 10th and Alberta Street. Their planned romantic dinner on Valentine's Day has ended in a lawsuit alleging disparate treatment at a nearby restaurant.

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  16. Allen Temple CME Church Committed to RebuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | The Skanner

    On Saturday, Feb. 7, after 5 p.m. one of Portland, Oregon's Centenarian Churches experienced major damage from an electrical fire that ran through the basement to parts of the sanctuary. Portland Fire & Rescue successfully put the initial fire out - they were called back once again when the fire broke loose at approximately 10:00PM in the inner roof of Allen Temple CME Church.

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  17. Portland News and Events for March 11 Through April 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | The Skanner

    PHOTO: De La Salle North Catholic students on March 3 held a schoolwide forum on police accountability and youth violence prevention. The event featured a panel of students along with Mayor Charlie Hales, Police Chief Larry O'Dea and Former Oregon State Chief Justice Paul De Muniz, who is spearheading the city's newest police accountability effort.

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

    Feb 12, 2015 | 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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  19. Public Comment for City's New $20 Million Housing PotRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | 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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  20. Portland News and Events for Feb. 7 - 25, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | 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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