- Written by Lisa Loving
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- Published: 08 April 2015
Kathleen and Percy Hampton are happy they reached a resolution to the conflict last month over service in an Alberta street restaurant. Photo by Jerry Foster
A lawsuit alleging denial of service brought by Alberta Street resident Kathleen Hampton against Enzo’s Caffé Italiano has been amicably settled over a pan of the restaurant’s famous homemade lasagna.
Hampton told The Skanner News last week that Enzo had reached out to her with a letter asking for a meeting, and that the food – and Enzo – were wonderful.
Maybe even the best in town.
“I feel good about it,” Hampton said Wednesday. “I think he’s a nice man and he’s been thinking about what happened.”
Details of a legal agreement reached between the two remains sealed.
It’s a stunning turnaround for a case that spread around the globe and touched a raw nerve in Northeast Portland, where Alberta Street’s gentrification remains headline news.
However, the number of similar complaints posted locally to social media beg the question: How do you prove your bad restaurant service is a civil rights violation?
the rest of the story: http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/22577-alberta-street-lawsuit-ends-over-delicious-pan-of-lasagna
Hundreds Protest Police Shooting in Pasco
Speakers from the community called for a full review of the police department and its policies … For all the information click here
Washington Health Exchange
Extends Deadline for Some to Get Coverage
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has announced a special enrollment opportunity today for residents who were unable to complete their applications by the Feb. 15 deadline or who may become aware of the tax penalty for not having health insurance under the Affordable Care Act when they filed their annual tax return this year … To read the whole story click here
Some Faith Leaders
Victimize Rape Survivors Again
‘The Word says faith without works is dead. There has to be fruit, there has to be action, there has to be community…there has to be active justice … When you leave that room, you’re still carrying that cross’ … To read all about it click here
Child Poverty Growing in Portland
Across the metro region, 100,000 – that’s one in five – children are living in poverty. Successful Families 2020 will work with around 5,000 of those children, helping them graduate from school …
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The Skanner News Photo Archive Opens
1,500 images from North and Northeast Portland history have been archived at the Oregon Historical Society… To read the whole story click here
Record Level of Criminal Exonerations
Researchers say prosecutors have increasingly taken a harder look at flawed cases, which contributed to a jump in prisoners freed after wrongful convictions… To read all about it click here
Kam Williams Previews Movies Opening Feb. 13, 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus and more… To read the reviews click here
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- Written by Donovan M. Smith Special to The Skanner News
- Published: 20 January 2015
This is a volunteer gig. I’m a broad-based community organizer. I hope readers will understand our leadership team intends to be inclusive and coalitional. We’ll recruit mindful of folks’ passions. Whether it’s fair wages, climate justice, immigration reform, campaign finance restructuring, or concerns over New Jim Crow’s school-to-prison pipelines that has turned out thousands to hear my sister Michelle Alexander. The Portland Chapter seeks influence it hasn’t had in a while. To do that, we’re going to need all hands on deck.
JoAnn Hardesty gears up to galvanize some new energy into the Portland chapter of the NAACP, now it its 101st year of operation. One of her first moves to rebuild the organization is to recruit 101 new members in commemoration of the renowned organization’s tenure. Photo provided by Joann Hardesty
A seasoned community activist, JoAnn Hardesty’s latest distinction sees her at the helm of the NAACP as the newly appointed president of the civil rights organization’s Portland chapter. Hardesty boasts a long resume that includes heavily steeped in social justice. A short list of distinctions including serving on the boards of Portland Community Media; US Action and Coalition for a Livable Future and was also elected to the Oregon legislature serving as a state representative from 1995 to 2001.
She hosts her own radio show on KBOO (90.7 FM) ‘Voices from the Edge’ which covers political matters ranging from government, race and environment every Thursday at 8 a.m. Hardesty took the time to answer some questions about her plans in her latest post as the historic NAACP Portland chapter celebrates its 101st year in operation.
TSN: The Portland branch of the NAACP owns the distinction as being the oldest continuously chartered branch west of the Mississippi, and has a storied history in the city. Though recent years have been a bit quiet, the group's work has continued in a number of civil rights issues in the city. What is your plan of direction for the NAACP as the new Portland president?
Hardesty: I’m a results-oriented kind of gal. The NAACP’s mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all persons, and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination. My goal for this, our 101st year, is to rebuild and revitalize Chapter 1120B so we are prepared to carry out this mission. My leadership team and I—at the outset-- committed to building our membership base, becoming more collaborative, developing a Youth Council, and celebrating a century of service to this community. Initiatives which follow will come from aspirations of inspired members.
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AFRICAN AMERICAN OPINION / NEWS
Cubs legend Ernie Banks remembered for unwavering optimism
CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball's color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over teammates and an entire city with the unwavering optimism he brought to the game and life.
South Africa riots raise worry about anti-foreign sentiment
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African youths recently swept through an intersection in the heart of Soweto township, breaking into immigrant-owned shops and grabbing whatever they could — soda, a loaf of bread, sometimes even the shelves. Nearly 40 years ago, at the same intersection, young blacks marched to protest the white racist rulers of the time, drawing a bloody crackdown that shocked the world.
1913 — Jim Thorpe, star of the 1912 Olympics, signs to play baseball with the New York Giants.
U.S. AND WORLD NEWS
Payday loan usage rates, by state
The share of people in each state who reported taking out a payday loan in the past five years, which ranged from 1 percent to 13 percent, according to a 2012 survey by Pew Charitable Trusts. Because the Pew survey was only conducted in the continental U.S., the figures do not include Alaska or Hawaii. In cases where states had too few survey respondents, the percentage is not reported and marked with an X:
'Wake of Vanport' Draws Standing Room Audience
NPMTC’s collection of Vanport oral history multimedia productions screened on Saturday, Nov. 15 to a packed hall at the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church in North Portland… For all the information click here
Democrats Did Not Invest Wisely in Black Candidates
That’s right, in a year featuring a record number of African Americans running for Congress and statewide, not a dime was spent on a Black candidate for Congress until the 11th hour… To read the whole story click here
Olivia Ashley Reed on 'Mamma Mia!'
The show will be at the Keller auditorium from Nov. 25 -30 and heads to Washington State next year where it will play in Kennewick, Spokane, Yakima, Seattle and Bellingham… To read the interview click here
Books: 'The Colorization of America' by Jeff Chang
With the help of a dizzying mix of evocative essays, anecdotes, quotes, quips and eye-catching cartoons and photographs, Chang amply illustrates what he refers to as America’s post-racial paradox… To find out more click here
- Written by Lisa Loving
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- Published: 28 August 2014
Portland mayor Charlie Hales pictured outside The Skanner News offices.
Photo by Lisa Loving
It looks as if peace will reign at the corner of Alberta Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard after all. Mayor Charlie Hales announced this morning that the streetcorner lot that tore communities apart over a proposed Trader Joe’s store will be the home of Golden, Colo.-based Natural Grocers, an affordably-priced national chain known for “free nutrition education and healthy food.”
rest of the story: http://www.theskanner.com/news/northwest/21760-city-inks-alberta-street-grocery-deal-with-natural-grocers