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EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Francis 
January 3, 2019
Francis has visited over 25 high-performing schools across the nation to learn what it takes to make award-winning, high-quality public charter schools. She believes charter schools offer an alternative option to parents and students who are not satisfied with the options available to them.  ... read more »
Sharon McDougle, The ‘Hidden Figure’ Behind the NASA Spacesuit Team 
January 3, 2019
Behind every great astronaut is a great team suiting him or her up to travel into space. While many history books discuss the story of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel to space, they often fail to mention how NASA spacesuit manager Sharon McDougle, helped prepare astronauts like Jemison for their launch and how she made history herself.   ... read more »
Ad Hoc Committee Cites “Systemic Racism” as Critical Factor for Disparity in the Number of Black People Experiencing Homelessness across L.A. County
January 3, 2019
A theme that cut across the committee’s work was that racism has contributed to, and remains intertwined with, homelessness. ... read more »
Sonja Herbert Creates Sisterhood of Black Pilates Instructors 
January 3, 2019
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you should probably just make it yourself. That is the principle that Sonja Herbert was going by when she was looking for a community of Black women who were also Pilates enthusiasts and instructors. After teaching Pilates for 12 years and not seeing many Black women in that community, she decided to be the change she wanted to see. ... read more »
Financial Tips to Help Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright
December 20, 2018
If not properly planned for, the price tag of holiday cheer can take some of the fun out of the holidays. ... read more »
Urban Superhero DangerMan Culminates 20 Year Anniversary
December 20, 2018
Presents amputee cancer survivor Troy Druppal with DangerMan Hero of the Year Award ... read more »
U of R welcomes first Tuskegee University exchange student
December 13, 2018
Noelani Pierce, a sophomore food science and biology major from Chicago, Illinois, says she was initially attracted to the exchange program because of the new experiences it offered ... read more »
First Renderings Released for Destination Crenshaw –a 1.3-Mile-Long Outdoor Art and Culture Experience Celebrating Black L.A.
December 13, 2018
The first renderings were released today for Destination Crenshaw, a 1.3-mile-long outdoor art and culture experience celebrating Black Los Angeles under development along Crenshaw Boulevard. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: ‘Meeting/Not Meeting the Mark?’ Part 1
December 13, 2018
My grandmother talked about West Bank and Gaza Strip. Remembering rekindled my interest hearing there are 193 United Nations …(read on) “The US put forth a first time resolution condemning Hamas, theIslamic terror group, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday. ... read more »
Black Public Relations Society L.A. Honors Trailblazers with 20th Anniversary Awards  
November 22, 2018
The Black Public Relations Society Los Angeles hosted its 20th anniversary awards ceremony and aptly chose to honor 20 trailblazers in the fields of media, film, corporate communications and public relations at the California African American Museum on Friday.  ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: “Give Thanks No Matter What”
November 22, 2018
As I celebrate this Thanksgiving, I am reminded of all my blessings; no matter what the year may have tried to throw my way.  Years ago I heard someone say, “when you stop and count all of the good things in your life, all the things you were spared from, all the things you didn’t have to check when you went to the doctor’s office, you can’t help but stop and think about God’s grace and mercy in your life and give thanks.”  There will be storms that come into our lives (external and internal), but when we get hit with various trials and tribulations, that is truly when we must stop and give thanks; no matter what. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: ‘The Left Hand And The Right Hand!!???’
November 22, 2018
Mae Mae (my mother)  used to say, “Don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” In the context of her statement, it was most likely brokered with a lot of wisdom. She was saying, don’t tell all your business to one person or one friend. Don’t show all your feelings out in the open. The one you tell all to may be the one who might hurt you more. The problem with that kind of thinking is that you cannot and should not live in this world as a loner. ... read more »
‘BECOMING’ BY MICHELLE OBAMA SELLS MORE THAN 725,000 UNITS IN U.S. AND CANADA ON ITS FIRST DAY OF PUBLICATION
November 16, 2018
Penguin Random House announced today that BECOMING, the highly anticipated memoir by former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, sold more than 725,000 units in all formats and editions in the U.S. ... read more »
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES DISASTER DECLARATION FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY
November 16, 2018
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for Los Angeles County that will make low-interest federal disaster loans available to businesses and residents impacted by the Woolsey Fire announced SBA Administrator Linda McMahon. This SBA disaster declaration covers Los Angeles, Butte and Ventura counties as a result of the wildfires that began in California this month. ... read more »
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