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LSU Picks William F. Tate IV for College Chancellor; First Black Man to Lead University System
May 6, 2021
Tate, provost at the University of South Carolina, was the unanimous pick of the LSU Board of Supervisors after public in-person interviews with three finalists and 90 minutes of closed-door debate among board members. ... read more »
6 Dr. Seuss Books Won’t be Published for Racist Images
May 4, 2021
Six Dr. Seuss books _ including ``And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street'' and ``If I Ran the Zoo'' _ will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author's legacy said Tuesday. ... read more »
Edison International Awards $1.2 Million to 30 High School Seniors Pursuing STEM
May 4, 2021
Black Lineworker Scholarship Names Recipients including Local Minority Students Thirty high school seniors in Southern California Edison’s service area have been named 2021 Edison Scholars and will be awarded $1.2 million in scholarships by Edison International to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) studies. ... read more »
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Fender Foundation Strikes Chord With Music Program For LAUSD Students
May 3, 2021
Los Angeles Unified and the Fender Play Foundation announced in harmony today an expansion of a music program that provides free instruments and lessons for middle school students. ... read more »
High School Students: Celebrate the Communities Along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project with Your Artwork
April 29, 2021
Attention all high school students! Create an artwork celebrating the unique character of your neighborhood and its connection to the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, and it may be used to inspire the design of commemorative pins! ... read more »
LMU Names Robbie Williams Chief of Public Safety
April 29, 2021
Loyola Marymount University has named Robbie Williams as chief of Public Safety to lead a multifaceted, 24/7/365 operation, that includes patrols, investigations, and dispatch. Chief Williams will be responsible for the physical safety and security of LMU’s campuses, students, employees, and visitors. ... read more »
Dr. Julius Sokenu Named Moorpark College President
April 29, 2021
The Ventura County Community College District board of trustees announces that Dr. Julius Sokenu has been named the president of Moorpark College, pending contract approval. Sokenu has served as the interim president since 2019 and has been with the college for 14 years. ... read more »
4th ANNUAL YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION PREPARES MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS
April 29, 2021
On Saturday, May 1, 2021, 35 teams of high school students and 12 teams of middle school students will pitch their business idea to compete for cash prizes for a winning business plan during the 4th Annual Youth Entrepreneurial Challenge, presented by Union Bank.  ... read more »
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Cal State Dominguez Hills Hires Dena Freeman-Patton to Lead Athletics Department
April 22, 2021
New California State University Dominguez Hills Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Dena Freeman-Patton has a stellar career of service to the wellbeing of student-athletes. She began her tenure at CSUDH on April 12. ... read more »
Lawsuit: College Grant Program Not Open to All Minorities
April 16, 2021
lawsuit filed Thursday by a Madison couple and others alleges that a college grant program for minorities violates the Wisconsin Constitution. ... read more »
Compton College Recognized By Congresswoman Barragán
April 15, 2021
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán congratulates Compton College on their updated federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). HSI is one of several federal Minority-Serving Institution designations from the U.S. Department of Education for institutions of higher education that categorically or historically enroll a targeted racial or ethnic group.  ... read more »
Gipson Bill Supports Male Educators of Color AB 520 Diversifies Teaching Workforce
April 15, 2021
Last week, the Assembly Education Committee approved AB 520, authored by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson and sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, which is designed to help support male educators of color and diversify the teaching workforce. ... read more »
Children’s Defense Fund: State of America’s Children Reveals that 71 Percent of Children of Color Live in Poverty
April 8, 2021
“While we reported on the 73 million children in the U.S. in 2019, which is 22 percent of the nation’s population, we also note that 2020 was the first year in American history that a majority of children are projected to be children of color,” said the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, the president and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund. ... read more »
COVID-19 FAQ Tackles Vaccine Hesitancy in the Black/African American Community 
April 8, 2021
Commonly asked questions and answers on vaccine hesitancy and distribution focused on educating, equipping and empowering the Black/African American community with information to help them understand the vaccines and make an informed decision regarding getting vaccinated.  ... read more »
University of La Verne to Open Entrepreneurship Center
April 1, 2021
The University of La Verne announced today it has received a $2 million gift from real estate executive and philanthropist Randall Lewis to create an entrepreneurship center in Ontario. ... read more »
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