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Student Athlete of the Week: Aammarah Gage
May 26, 2022
Crenshaw junior Aammarah Gage is the captain of the Cougars’ track and field team. As she strives to improve her sprinting and hurdling, she learned how to manage the different personalities on the team so they can better themselves. ... read more »
Charles Drew University and CommonSpirit Health Unite to Diversify Nursing Workforce
May 26, 2022
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and CommonSpirit Health are responding to the national nursing shortage through a new partnership that will grow and diversify the nursing workforce ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Jaden Harris
May 19, 2022
Serra sophomore Jaden Harris has been making strides as the starting pitcher of the varsity baseball team. Head coach Artis Perry mentioned how he has confidence in his ability. ... read more »
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SoCal Group Graduation: 674 Grads, Scholarships Worth $27,000, and Boundless Black Joy
May 18, 2022
This past weekend in the Inland Empire, a San Bernardino couple welcomed hundreds of African American high school graduates from the region for a joyous pan high-school, Black-themed graduation celebration. ... read more »
“The Alabama Black McGruders’ Recounts Generational Reconciliation from Slavery
May 18, 2022
J.R. Rothstein, Susan Tichy, and Kevin McGruder came together to create, "The Alabama Black McGruders," through Redstone Publishing. The 517-page novel contributes to the American narrative in multiple areas in culture, government, law, science, medicine, academia, and business. This is the story of how the McGruders came to be. ... read more »
artworxLA’s 30TH Anniversary Highlights Arts Education for Youth
May 12, 2022
artworxLA, the L.A.-based arts non-profit that provides long-term, sequential arts programming to students to inspire them to stay in school and evolve and excel in creative pathways, celebrated its 30-year anniversary with a gala fundraiser at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on May 5. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Kaitlin Lewis
May 12, 2022
Kaitlin Lewis is a junior scrum half of the View Park girls rugby team. Seeing the opportunities that her sister reaped from the program inspired her to join. ... read more »
Harris urges grads to tackle problems in unsettled world
May 12, 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris urged graduates of Tennessee State University on Saturday to apply their leadership skills to help tackle the multitude of challenges posed by an unsettled world. ... read more »
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Stay Well Inglewood and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Host COVID Vaccine Event  
May 12, 2022
On April 28th, Stay Well Inglewood partnered with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc to host a health fair and vaccine event in Los Angeles.   ... read more »
‘Education Is Key’ Raises Money for Inner-city L.A. Students
May 12, 2022
Founded by Nicole “NeeKKo” Lindsey, what once started as a campaign is now a non-profit 501©(3) called, Education is Key (#Educationiskey). Education Is Key promotes education and fundraises money for scholarships for inner city students of Los Angeles. ... read more »
Teacher under fire for cotton, cuffs in class on slavery
May 5, 2022
Rochester school officials are investigating allegations that a white teacher told his class of mostly Black students to pick seeds out of cotton and put on handcuffs during lessons on slavery in a seventh-grade social studies class. ... read more »
State Ed Chief Thurmond Is Piecing Together the Future of California’s Post-Pandemic Education
April 28, 2022
“The pandemic really did put a spotlight on places where there were big holes and gaps and inequities,” Thurmond told California Black Media (CBM). “In a nation with the wealth we have, that there should be a digital divide, I think that’s just a big example of the kinds of inequities that have existed.” ... read more »
Hillman Grad Productions Highlight Artists of Color
April 28, 2022
Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani cofounded Hillman Grad Productions; a development company dedicated to creating a space for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). They are passionate about highlighting underrepresented voices across all creative industries. ... read more »
LA County Library Reading Machine Enriches the Minds of Juniorversity Children through ‘Storytime’
April 28, 2022
Juniorversity is an early childcare center located in the city of Compton. Their tagline is, “Where Learning and Growing Go Hand-in-Hand," and owner/director, Gwendolyn Crews, is making sure that her childcare center lives up to that slogan. As part of the curriculum, library volunteers from LA County Library Reading Machine come out every other Friday to Juniorversity to read to the children in the form of "Storytime” implementing both literacy and S.T.E.A.M. ... read more »
Opinion: Inglewood Unified’s Response to School Closing Inquiry Is Another Bad Decision 
April 7, 2022
What happens when you’re a vocal critic of bad decisions made by administrators at your local school district?  ... read more »
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