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Embracing My Imperfections Studying Abroad in London
March 22, 2019
Of the more than 330,000 U.S. students studying abroad, only 6.1 percent are African American and 10.1 percent are Latino. This is one in a series of articles by students of color who are breaking down barriers by studying abroad thanks to the Frederick Douglass Global Fellows program, which awards 10 full scholarships a year to students at Minority Serving Institutions. These students will periodically share their stories, hopefully inspiring others to apply. Join our social media campaign, #CIEEmpowered #MSInspirational #FrederickDouglassGlobalFellows, that is celebrating these extraordinary students, like Chinwendu L. Maduegbunam, a senior at Fayetteville State University, and their experiences studying abroad. Please view and share Chinwendu’s video story at http://bit.ly/ChinwenduMaduegbunam ... read more »
USC to Host Event Marking the 80th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s Historic Lincoln Memorial Concert
Held in honor of the 80th anniversary of Marian Anderson’s historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial – often called “The Concert that Sparked the Civil Rights Movement” – and the generations of women who have and continue to fight for humanity, equity, and justice, the evening will feature an intimate conversation and performance exploring the legacy of music’s relationship to activism and social change. ... read more / view event »
South LA Teachers Participate in Environmental Institute
March 22, 2019
Dr. Erango Kelbisow (right), science teacher at Middle College School in South Los Angeles, blows CO2 into a cup causing the acid base indicator in water to change color as his colleague teacher Dayna Haray from the same school watches. This process mimics acidification caused by increased CO2 in the air related to climate change. Both teachers were participating in the first of three eight-hour sessions in the Environmental Teacher Institute held at LADWP headquarters in downtown. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Sharply Rebukes the College Admissions Scandal
March 21, 2019
 Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement after approximately 50 individuals were charged or indicted by federal prosecutors for engaging in widespread criminal fraud to buy students’ way into selective universities: ... read more »
NNPA Leadership and Other Prominent Black Voices Speak Out on College Exam Scandal
March 21, 2019
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. was among several prominent African Americans who said they view the recent $25 million college admissions scam as “affirmative action for the rich” and yet another example of white privilege. ... read more »
Nearly 80% of CDU’s College of Medicine Class of 2019 Will Train—and Likely Practice—in California  
March 21, 2019
Statistics show that the majority of physician residents remain in the area where they train  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Sydney Blevins
March 21, 2019
Sophomore Sydney Blevins became team captain of the Hamilton Yankees girls basketball team for this past season. Not only did she help the team during their Open division playoff run, he was with the varsity team last season to help the team win a division II City Section championship. ... read more »
Defying the Odds Black History Educational Experience, Kinecta Federal Credit Union Empowered African American Male Students
March 18, 2019
Centinela Valley Union High School District students learned the post-high school life skills needed to handle the unique challenges in today's society  ... read more »
Successful Meeting On LGBTQ Issues Held Feb. 21, 2019
March 15, 2019
Making the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and its nine colleges more hospitable and responsive to LGBTQ students, faculty and staff was the topic of a meeting recently chaired by LACCD Board of Trustees member David Vela.  Joining the meeting was District Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, Ph.D.; Mr. Eddie Martinez, Executive Director of the Latino Equity Alliance and representatives for the District’s employee and faculty labor groups. ... read more »
UNCF Celebrates 75 Years of Investing in Better Futures at National DC Gala
March 15, 2019
During an historic night—in more ways than one—UNCF (United Negro College Fund) celebrated its 75th anniversary at its national UNCF “A Mind is…” Gala in Washington, DC, March 7. The event helped the storied organization reach new fundraising heights, raising more than it ever has during a single event—$3.4 million—for UNCF’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The event, whose title echoes the group’s iconic motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,”® celebrated the founding of the organization by Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) president Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson with backing from corporate leaders led by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Coca Cola President Robert W. Woodruff. ... read more »
Kinecta Federal Credit Union Announces its 2019 ‘Youth Scholarships and Teaching Grants for Grow’ Program
March 14, 2019
Eight $2,000 Scholarships to Help Full-Time Students to Make Higher Education a Reality and Six $2,000 Grants for Teachers to Bolster Instruction and Classroom Projects   ... read more »
Cash for College Wraps up at West LA College 
March 14, 2019
The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) wrapped up its Cash for College program campaign on Saturday, March 2, at West Los Angeles Community College (WLACC).  ... read more »
McKenna Hosts LAUSD Student Health Meeting 
March 14, 2019
Moving to highlight the potential dangers to academic success, Dr. George J. McKenna III convened the “Let’s Talk Student Health” town hall meeting on March 9.    ... read more »
Clippers Invite Young Girls to “Captain Marvel” Screening
March 14, 2019
In honor of Women’s History month, the Clippers Mentorship Assist Program invited 100 girls to an exclusive viewing of “Captain Marvel” at L.A. Live. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Princess Sparks
March 14, 2019
Since her freshman year at Dorsey, Princess Sparks has been playing on the varsity girls basketball team. As a junior, she helped the team reach the Division II City Section championship. ... read more »
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