The Skanner Newspaper - History Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:13:22 -0700 MYOB en-gb (The Skanner Newspaper) The 1963 March on Washington, Black Labor and Today

It is barely remembered that the march was for freedom and jobs. The demand for jobs was not a throwaway line in order to get trade union support but instead reflected the growing economic crisis affecting the Black worker

History Thu, 30 May 2013 04:18:39 -0700
How ML King Became an 'Angry Black Man'
Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of King's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'

(CNN) -- By the time Clarence Jones reached him, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was in bad shape. He was unshaven, dirty and dejected. King had spent several days alone in solitary confinement with no mattress in a filthy dark jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama.

History Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:41:31 -0700
Jackie Robinson Still Matters and '42' Shows Us Why
President Obama viewed the film with Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson's accomplishments is more important than ever, say people involved with the new biopic 42, and baseball historians alike. And because he was such an inspiring cultural figure, it's more important than ever to get his story right.

History Fri, 05 Apr 2013 04:39:39 -0700
Former Klansman Who Apologized for Racist Past Dies
Elwin Wilson apologized for beating Rep. John Lewis at a bus station some 50 years ago

(CNN) -- He'd said his daddy always told him that a fool never changes his mind. And Elwin Wilson didn't want to be a fool. Wilson, a former Ku Klux Klan member who apologized for his racist past and specifically for beating a black man who went on to become a U.S. congressman, has died. He was 76.

History Mon, 01 Apr 2013 02:49:38 -0700
Freedom Trail Marker Unveiled in Greenwood
Commemorating the "Black Power" speech by Civil Rights activist Stokely Carmichael

The Mississippi Freedom Trail this week unveiled a marker commemorating the "Black Power" speech by Civil Rights activist Stokely Carmichael.

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Can the Black Power Movement of the 60s Teach Us About Today?
Many similarities connect our current issues to the past

As we looked through the Black Panther files – and a separate box with nothing but photographs that had been part of the surveillance effort – we were struck by report after report that clearly showed the tension and fear between police and the Black community in the late 1960s, though the 1970s and into the 80s, when these particular files seemed to peter out.

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Black Liberation by Walidah Imarisha
The movement was intricately tied to the Third World Liberation Movement internationally

Walidah Imarisha says that in many ways, the current anti-terrorism tactics are simply COINTELPRO. The Black Liberation Movement was intricately tied to, influenced by and also influence the Third World Liberation Movement nationally and internationally.

]]> (Lisa Loving of The Skanner News) History Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:48:27 -0800
Be Heard: Newshour Collects Oral Histories of Voting Rights Act
As the Supreme Court hears case challenging the historic legislation, PBS gathers personal stories of its passage

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the debate on whether to preserve the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a national news organization is taking a bold step in covering the debate: They're asking Americans to share their stories of the historic legislation's passage.

]]> (Lisa Loving of The Skanner News) History Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:49:46 -0800
Video: Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled in the U.S. Capitol
The 9-foot bronze statue is the only full-length statue of an African American in the Capitol

This morning, President Obama and congressional leaders helped unveil her statue to stand in the U.S. Capitol as a permanent honor.

History Wed, 27 Feb 2013 03:08:44 -0800
How Black Jockeys Dominated Horseracing Before Jim Crow
Americas earliest black athletes won 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derbys

The first generation of black U.S. athletes dominated an unlikely sport. The godfathers of Owens, Ali and Williams weren't found on basketball courts or in boxing rings. Instead, they were the jockeys of the race track and their dizzying success -- and dramatic fall -- is one of the most remarkable buried chapters in U.S. sporting history.

History Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:21:36 -0800
Protest at Mlking Heritage Marker

Members of the group criticized the Portland Development Commission's contract award process which, they say, did not result in significant investment in the local Black community's businesses despite the fact that the Heritage Marker was designed to honor the Black community

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Free Speech Or Incitement? French Mag Runs Cartoons of Prophet Mohammed
Any depiction of Islam's prophet is considered blasphemy by many Muslims

PARIS (CNN) -- After a week of deadly, international protests against an anti-Islam film, a French satirical magazine is fueling the debate between freedom of expression and offensive provocation.

History Wed, 19 Sep 2012 02:20:55 -0700
Oral History Is Focus of Npmtc Hd Camera Workshop September 29

Providing tools to collect the oral histories of those in our community is the current project of the North Portland Multimedia Training Center (NPMTC). For thousands of years, people have been collecting and learning from oral information passed down from one generation to the next. Today,

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Franciscan Files Tell Abuse Story Inside the Roman Catholic Order
The documents show how abuse in a religious order can be closely tied to the formation of children who grow up to become brothers and priests

The documents show how abuse in a religious order can be closely tied to the formation of children who grow up to become brothers and priests, said Terence McKiernan, founder and co-director of Bishop, which collects documents on clergy sex abuse and posted the Franciscan files online Wednesday.

History Wed, 23 May 2012 03:37:37 -0700
From the Archives: NE Portland's 'Mayor' Ran Hot Night Spot
Article first published 02-23-2005

For Black History Month 2012, The Skanner News is reissuing past articles on neighborhood history.

History Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:32:03 -0800