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After SIDS Tragedy, Keisha Keller Returns to Graduate with Her Mother from California State University, Dominguez Hills
May 25, 2017
Looking forward to taking her last final exam and graduating from California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) last year, Keisha Keller put her baby boy down to sleep. A few hours later, all thoughts of the test and commencement vanished in the face of unthinkable tragedy after she found her child had passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). ... read more »
Junipero Serra High School Selects Austin Jackson ‘01 as Full-Time Dean of Students
May 25, 2017
Junipero Serra High School announced in December 2016 that Austin Jackson '01 was named interim dean of students following the unexpected passing of longtime dean, Dwan Hurt '81. Principal Jeff Guzman is pleased to announce the interim tagged has been removed and that Jackson has officially been tabbed as Serra's full-time dean. ... read more »
L.A. Dodgers Foundation Partners with Bank of America to Teach Better Money Habits
May 24, 2017
The financial literacy session is just one of the many opportunities designed for kids ages 5-18-years-old to learn baseball or softball as well as life skills ... read more »
Cal State LA forum features world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni
May 18, 2017
The Department of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles presented its 10th Annual Pan-African Studies Forum on May 10, featuring world-renowned poet, writer, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni. ... read more »
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks at Howard Univ. commencement
May 18, 2017
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered the commencement address to the 2017 graduating class of Howard University. An alumna of Howard, Harris spoke to the graduates about the challenges before them, and importance of making their voices heard and serving their communities. She gave them three pieces of advice: ... read more »
UNCF Statement on HBCU Capital Financing Program Reference in President Trump’s Fy17 Budget Signing Statement Sentinel News Service
May 18, 2017
UNCF recently issued a statement on President Trump’s signing statement of the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which included a reference that the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Capital Financing Program may be reviewed for its compliance with the Constitution: ... read more »
Mike Davis inducted to USC’s Phi Kappa Phi honor society
May 18, 2017
Commissioner Mike Davis, President Pro Tem of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works, is a member of the inaugural Doctorate Degree Program in Organizational Leadership at the University of Southern California, held at the recent graduation commencement ceremonies. ... read more »
Lionel Richie addresses grads at Berklee commencement
May 18, 2017
Lionel Richie addresses grads at Berklee commencement ... read more »
Aboubacar’s Long Journey to his Dream  
May 18, 2017
Aboubacar Maguette Conde has come a long way—literally. The 21-year-old Santa Monica College (SMC) electrical engineering student was born in New York; raised in West Africa in Conakry, Guinea; moved back to New York after high school; and then, following in his sister Aicha’s footsteps, he came to SMC in 2014. ... read more »
CSU Dominguez Hills to Bestow Honorary Doctorate on L.A. Businessman and Activist Danny Bakewell, Sr. 
May 18, 2017
Bakewell and LA World Airports CEO Deborah Flint to Give Commencement Keynote Addresses ... read more »
Former Foster Youth Bends Toward Success  
May 17, 2017
From foster youth to a college educated man, Demontea Thompson is doing it all and giving back to his community. Thompson, raised by his great uncle and great aunt in Compton, California was exposed to a gang infested environment. Despite the circumstances, he along with his twin brother, Demontray Thompson, were able to maneuver through these obstacles and seek success. ... read more »
HBCUs question administration understanding of their purpose
May 11, 2017
A White House statement suggesting that construction funding for historically black colleges and universities might be unconstitutional reveals a fundamental misunderstanding that the schools favor blacks and other minorities over white students, advocates for the schools said Monday. ... read more »
Travyon Martin will receive posthumous degree in Florida
May 11, 2017
A university will award Trayvon Martin a posthumous Bachelor of Science Degree in aviation five years after the black teenager was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in central Florida. ... read more »
AKA President, Lawmakers Condemn Racist Act at American University
May 10, 2017
  A day after Taylor Dumpson, who is an African American woman, was elected to be student body president at American University, nooses and bananas (some with the words “AKA Free” on them) were found hanging in various places on the American University campus. ... read more »
Retired Professor Makes Black Students a Force to be Reckoned With
May 3, 2017
“I know if Black kids get the skills they need, they will run rings around everybody else. I know they will be able to compete, I want to make them competitors,” said Professor Amir Ronald Glymph. The defiant teacher and mentor is a man on a mission to help Black students acquire the mathematic skills they need to compete in the career world. ... read more »
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