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Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan
July 29, 2015
President Barack Obama launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world's newest nation from collapsing amid civil war. ... read more »
Moves After Dark performers takes dance to a new level
July 29, 2015
Lula Washington Dance Theater (LWDT) will be joining Ate9, BODYTRAFFIC, and Ana Maria Alvarez's Contra Tiempo studio in the Moves After Dark Production as they take the art of dance to a new artistic level. ... read more »
Ernest J. Wilson III Joins Cal Wellness’ Board of Directors
July 29, 2015
The California Wellness Foundation’s (Cal Wellness) Board of Directors elected new member Ernest J. ... read more »
Los Angeles Planning to Begin Harvesting Rainwater to Combat Drought
July 29, 2015
Every time rain falls from the sky in Los Angeles, the city captures a little. In a year, the city manages to get ahold of 27,000 acre-feet of water on average, more than enough to provide over 50,000 households with water. But after four years of severe statewide drought, the LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is considering an enormous rainwater capture plan that could possibly yield between 100,000 and 200,000 more acre-feet of water a year by 2035 ... read more »
Paul Quinn College Extends Scholarships to 55 California Students
July 29, 2015
Fifty-five students, from all across the state of California are preparing to become part of the freshman class at Paul Quinn College, an HBCU in Dallas, Texas on August 2. ... read more »
LA Urban League Announces Plans for New Round-the-Clock Shopping Community
July 29, 2015
The Los Angeles Urban League has unveiled plans to completely revamp the entire area known as the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, which includes the Crenshaw Mall. ... read more »
College Athlete and Wounded War Veteran Honored at ESPYS
July 29, 2015
Former Notre Dame Women’s Basketball player and Iraq War Veteran Danielle Green received the Pat Tillman Award for Service during the 2015 ESPYS Awards. Green earned the award through her perseverance in the face of adversity and selfless commitment to the United States, according to ESPN. ... read more »
‘Blueprint for Great Schools’ Plan Presents Solutions for LAUSD
July 29, 2015
The state's schools chief last week announced in Los Angeles his latest plan to improve California's education system. ... read more »
Newly Discovered Planet Similar to Earth, says JPL
July 29, 2015
NASA's Kepler orbiting telescope confirmed the existence of an ``older, bigger cousin to Earth'' 1,400 light years away – the first planet known to be in a habitable zone around a sun-like star, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced last week. ... read more »
Watts Village Theater Company Receives California Arts Council ‘Local Impact’ Grant
July 29, 2015
Funds will allow Watts Village Theater Company to extend the reach of the arts to those with limited access ... read more »
Bass Introduces Housing, Healthcare Legislation for Foster Youth
July 29, 2015
As part of her work to ensure that foster youth are successful as they move into adulthood and to combat some of the startling statistics about former foster youth, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) joined the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth co-chairs Reps. Tom Marino (R-PA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Diane Black (R-TN) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) to introduce H.R. 3160, the "Foster Youth Independence Act of 2015." This legislation will enable foster youth to continue to receive much-needed resources as they transition into adulthood and independence. ... read more »
HU Scripps Howard School of Journalism announces $500,000 Challenge Grant from 21st Century Fox
July 24, 2015
Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications recently announced a $500,000 Challenge Grant from 21st Century Fox, the world’s leading portfolio of film and television brands ... read more »
L.A. Speech and Language Therapy Center Students to Perform in 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games
July 24, 2015
The games will host more than 7,000 special needs athletes from 170 nations and are expected to bring out more than half a million attendees ... read more »
Paul Quinn College Extends Scholarships to 55 California Students
July 23, 2015
The end of summer is near and students are preparing to ship off to college. 55 students from sunny California will soon prepare to become a part of the freshman class at Paul Quinn College, a private HBCU in Dallas, Texas, on August 2. ... read more »
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr., Leading the city into a Better Tomorrow
July 23, 2015
Inglewood mayor James T. Butts Jr., discusses city project updates and the State of the city Adrdress ... read more »
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