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Students, Parents and Teachers Protest Conditions at LAUSD Schools
November 26, 2015
Students, parents and teachers from throughout Los Angeles County rallied on the steps of Susan Miller Dorsey High School on Thursday, Nov. 19 to demand that the Los Angeles Unified School District improve conditions impacting Los Angeles schools. ... read more »
Services Scheduled for Henry ‘Hank’ Clark, Jr.,
November 26, 2015
He was an entrepreneur and among the first African-American McDonald’s franchise owners in Los Angeles Observances are scheduled this week for Henry Clark, Jr., who in 1969 became one of the first African-Americans to own and operate a McDonald’s franchise in the Los Angeles Crenshaw District. ... read more »
Bass introduces bipartisan legislation to curb recidivism, increase opportunities for ex-offenders
November 25, 2015
In light of President Obama’s work to stem over-incarceration, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calf.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, recently introduced bipartisan legislation that would bolster the Administration’s efforts to eliminate barriers to education for ex-offenders. ... read more »
Wafford, Givens Host Community Meetings on Prop 209
November 25, 2015
Tony Wafford of I Choose Life Health and Wellness Center and Attorney Dermot Givens hosted the first of a series of community meetings to discuss the repeal of anti-affirmative action law, ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson Leads City Coalition in Response to Surge in Homicides
November 25, 2015
Councilmember Harris-Dawson recently initiated a cooperative effort between the LAPD, LAFD, Parks and Recreation, City Attorney, and the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) to analyze and reevaluate the City’s current public safety approach, ... read more »
This Week in Black History (November 26)
November 25, 2015
Black History in a daily nutshell. ... read more »
Hampton University to Collaborate with Nigerian Scientists on Water Quality Research
November 25, 2015
The Hampton University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted professors from Nigerian universities on November 20, who collaborated with HU professors on water quality research. Last week, ... read more »
A Tribute to New Orleans Musical Legend: Allen Toussaint
November 25, 2015
Allen Toussaint was an American musician, pianist, songwriter, arranger, and producer. He was the quintessence of New Orleans music and on Friday, November 20, the city that loved him paid tribute to him. ... read more »
CSUN Celebrates Africana Studies Program Anniversary
November 25, 2015
In October the community at California State University Northridge celebrated the 46th anniversary of its African American Studies Department, giving students and staff the opportunity to meet the new chair, ... read more »
Taxpayers — Beware of Scammers!!
November 25, 2015
California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Chairman and Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Member Jerome E. Horton announces taxpayers should take a few simple steps to keep from being preyed upon by data thieves and cyber criminals. ... read more »
Vassie D. Wright Branch Library Celebrates 100 Years
November 25, 2015
On Tuesday November 10, the Jefferson Park community came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Jefferson Park- Vassie D. Wright Branch Library. The event, ... read more »
Santa Monica Names Kathryn Jeffery as its New President
November 25, 2015
The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday, November 17 to appoint Kathryn E. Jeffery, PhD, as the new superintendent and president of Santa Monica College (SMC). ... read more »
Latosha Guy among Cal State L.A.’s Distinguished Honorees
November 25, 2015
Educator Latosha Guy was among Cal State L.A.’s educators and community leaders being honored at their annual Distinguished Educators Award Dinner held Nov. 13 at the campus’ Golden Eagle Ballroom. ... read more »
Marian Wright Edelman honored with Inaugural James M. Lawson Humanitarian Award
November 25, 2015
The year was 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had just been assassinated and riots had broken out all over the country. Twenty-nine year old Marian Wright Edelman went into schools to talk to children to tell them not to loot and risk their future by getting arrested. ... read more »
Trial Set for Ex-TSA Officer Suspected of Allowing Marijuana to Pass Through LAX Security
November 25, 2015
A former Transportation Security Administration officer faces trial in January for allegedly accepting bribes to allow checked bags filled with marijuana to be cleared through screening checkpoints at Los Angeles International Airport. Deondre Smith, 33, of South Los Angeles, pleaded not guilty on November 19 to charges contained in a two-count indictment alleging conspiracy to distribute marijuana and bribery of a public official, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. U.S. Magistrate Judge Alka Sagar granted Smith's release on $50,000 bail. ... read more »
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