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Los Angeles Community College District Commits to 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Energy
July 10, 2020
On July 8, 2020, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees signed the Clean Energy and Sustainability Resolution committing the community college district to eliminate carbon-based electricity consumption by 2030 and replace all other carbon-based energy use with clean, renewable energy sources by 2040. ... read more »
Students for Change Rally at Library Park
July 9, 2020
Sunday—July 5, groups of El Segundo High School students rally for diversity in hope for equality within their high school. The group of high school students referred to themselves as the Students for Change Coalition. ... read more »
Langston Jackson is a Miracle: A drug overdose put him in a coma, but faith woke him up.
July 2, 2020
A drug overdose put him in a coma, but faith woke him up. ... read more »
10th Council District W.S.C. 35th Annual Scholarship Awards ‘Embracing the Future’ Honors and Salutes their 2020 Graduates
July 2, 2020
The 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee despite COVID19 were still able to provide scholarship awards to five outstanding students ... read more »
JPMorgan Chase Celebrates Graduates, Expands Commitment to Supporting Young Men of Color
July 2, 2020
Amidst the slew of nationwide virtual graduation ceremonies this past June, JP Morgan Chase held a similar event for its 10-year old mentoring success program The Fellowship Initiative. TFI’s Class of 2020 will see thirty-eight predominantly Black and Latinx young men from low-income communities throughout Los Angeles attending colleges across the state, as well as Princeton in New Jersey. ... read more »
Rebuttal to: Inglewood’s Choice to Quickly Close Elementary School Harms Children and Hurts Our Community
July 2, 2020
The state of Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) has improved significantly since I was elected in 2017. IUSD is on track to start transitioning out of receivership, we achieved a positive budget certification this year for the first time since going into receivership in 2012, our facilities have improved significantly and we are always planning for our future needs, and lastly our entire IUSD leadership team came together to provide a safe quality educational experience during COVID-19. You can see for yourself a vast improvement of our schools from where they were just a few years ago.  ... read more »
WATCH: Baron Davis talks giving back to South L.A. youth
June 27, 2020
Baron Davis talks giving back to South L.A. youth ... read more / watch video »
Inglewood’s Choice to Quickly Close Elementary School Harms Children and Hurts Our Community
June 25, 2020
This is the path the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) took when it decided to close Warren Lane TK-7 Elementary School. The school serves predominantly African-American students in the Morningside Park community in the city of Inglewood. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Keynotes California Statewide Black Graduation
June 25, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) served as the virtual keynote speaker for more than 2,500 African American graduates from 24 colleges across the state of California on Friday, June 19. The virtual graduation was organized by students and one of the founders of Brunch 2 Bomb, Adrienne Reed, as a salute to Black graduates in the Class of 2020 who were not able to have traditional graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Deiarie Banks
June 25, 2020
View Park junior Deiarie Banks knows way more than just how to outrun her opponent. Being captain of the Knights’ track and field team, she learned how to boost the morale of her teammates while performing at a high level. ... read more »
COVID-19 Crisis Further Exposes Need to Invest in Alternative Education to Address Economic Injustice
June 25, 2020
With our lives upended and few old certainties left standing, there is one thing we do know about this new era. The world, United States and Californian economies are in suffering. In the blink of an eye, some 5 million Californians find themselves out of work, many of them structurally unemployed and unsure of how to pivot their careers.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Eric Peacock
June 18, 2020
Senior guard Eric Peacock was part of a transformative era in King/Drew boys’ basketball history. During his time there, he helped the Golden Eagles win a City Section Championship in 2018 and make their first Open Division appearance this past season. ... read more »
NIH study links cigarette smoking to higher stroke risk in African Americans
June 18, 2020
Smoking cessation could be a path to fewer strokes, researchers say  ... read more »
Sneaker Culture is Focus of Outreach to Youth by ArtCenter College of Design
June 18, 2020
ArtCenter College of Design will provide free Sneaker Science workshops to kids ages 11 through 18 to encourage them to pursue higher education and, ultimately careers in the creative economy. Leveraging the tremendous popularity of the sneaker culture, the College hopes to raise awareness among middle and high school students about degree programs and professional opportunities in the footwear field.  ... read more »
“In L.A., Here We Are Again”
June 11, 2020
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, is a product of this history as we were founded in 1966 in direct response to the Watts Rebellion of 1965 ... read more »
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