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Success on the Way: Update – Transgender LGBT Rights
August 25, 2016
Some weeks back I wrote to you regarding transgender (LGBT) rights in U.S. public schools. The way that came about was that President Obama administration issued a directive on transgender rights to public schools from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. ... read more »
Taste of Soul Has Become An Institution Within The African American Community
August 25, 2016
It was summer 2005 and the conference room at the Los Angeles Sentinel office was abuzz. Sentinel Publisher/ CEO Danny Bakewell Sr. had come up with an idea. ... read more »
Bill to Decriminalize Prostitution Charges Against Minors Passes 
August 24, 2016
Moves CA toward treatment rather than punishment for sex trafficked juveniles    ... read more »
Better Mental Health
August 24, 2016
“When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again. ... read more »
Local Completes Basic Training at West Point
August 24, 2016
AnnaMaria Dear, 18, of Lawndale, has completed Cadet Basic Training (CBT) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. ... read more »
Local Students Complete Architecture Summer Camp 
August 24, 2016
Held on four successive Saturdays in July, this year’s camp attracted some 60 students from around Southern California  ... read more »
The 10th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair Draws Thousands
August 24, 2016
More than 150 authors, writers, storytellers, poets, spoken word performers, vendors and exhibitors attended this year's fair ... read more »
BACK TO SCHOOL: Parents, Students, Educators Weigh in on Challenges, Educational Goals for New School Year
August 24, 2016
Parents, students, educators weigh in on challenges, educational goals for new school year ... read more »
West Alumni Makes It To Olympics
August 18, 2016
Alex Amankwah represented Ghana in the first round of the 800 meters ... read more »
Taking a Closer Look at Black Mental Health
August 17, 2016
The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one of every five adults in the U.S. — some 43 million people — will experience mental illness this year ... read more »
Cal State Dominguez Hills, L.A. Harbor College Partner with Port of Los Angeles for Global Logistics Program
August 17, 2016
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC), and the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aug. 10 at the port that provides the framework for creating refined global logistics curricula at both campuses, and lecture and internship opportunities that will help prepare students for new and emerging trends in port logistics. ... read more »
CSUF African American Studies Assistant Professor Wins Poetry Prize
August 17, 2016
Natalie Graham, assistant professor of African American studies at Cal State Fullerton, is the winner of the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her manuscript “Begin with a Failed Body.” ... read more »
Research Study Reveals Black Consumer Attitudes on Treatment For Cholesterol
August 17, 2016
Consumer misperceptions reported on the effectiveness of dietary or herbal supplements versus statins ... read more »
Success On The Way: Gumption
August 17, 2016
My mother said, “gumption.” I didn’t know what she meant; but she was distinctive enough to convey the life changing motivation. The tone of her voice and the context spoke volumes. ... read more »
Former NBA star Juaquin Hawkins finds his calling in stroke awareness
August 17, 2016
Former NBA player Juaquin Hawkins has penned his life story in “The Stroke of Grace: Trauma, Triumph and Testimony of Former NBA Player Juaquin Hawkins.” ... read more »
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