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Denny’s Revises Schedule for 2019 NCNW Hungry for Education HBCU Tour
September 20, 2019
Due to Hurricane Dorian, Denny’s has postponed the first stop of its 2019 NCNW Hungry for Education HBCU Tour at Claflin and South Carolina State University to Oct. 12 from this Friday. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Jermar Jefferson
September 19, 2019
Snoop Youth Football League Alum, Jermar Jefferson, presented a competitive rushing game for the Oregon State Beavers last season. His efforts at the running back position earned him Pac-12 Freshmen Offensive Player of the Year and an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention. ... read more »
National Alliance Awards Congressional Black Caucus Members and Charter School Leaders
September 19, 2019
On Wednesday, September 11, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools honored eight African American leaders for raising the bar of excellence in public education and advancing student access to high-quality charter schools. The ceremony took place in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the CBC Foundation’s 49th Annual Legislative Conference. The master of ceremonies for the event was Joe Gorham of 96.3 WHUR FM radio with music provided by DJ Flava of 93.9 WKYS FM radio. “8 Black Hands” also recorded a live podcast with awardees and special guests. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: September 12, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
September 12, 2019
On this day in 1977, Azie Morton became the first and only African American to serve as Treasurer of the United States. ... read more »
Education Icon Dr. George McKenna launches LAUSD re-election campaign
September 12, 2019
Dr. George McKenna kicked off his re-election campaign for LAUSD School Board, District 1, Sunday, August 25th.  Before an energetic and enthusiastic crowd, Dr. McKenna spoke of his intent to continue serving students and families in his district for a second term. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Myles Bryant
September 12, 2019
University of Washington Huskies senior defensive back Myles Bryant is a former CIF Southern Section standout who is seeing success during his college career. Although the Huskies are having a slow start to their season, Bryant has racked up nine solo tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss in two games. His defensive efforts aided Washington to a 10-4 record, a Pac 12 title and a trip to the 2019 Rose Bowl game. ... read more »
Dr. George J. Mckenna III Launches First-Of-Its Kind Student Transit Pass Program in LAUSD Schools
September 12, 2019
Metro board director, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker joins launch of unique partnership between LAUSD & LA Metro at Manual Arts High School in the South L.A. Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z) ... read more »
Russell Westbrook Launches Tech Program with L.A. Conservation Corps
September 12, 2019
NBA Star Russell Westbrook continues to give to the community he was raised. The Westbrook Why Not? Foundation and Chad Brownstein teamed up to create a computer engineering program for the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. ... read more »
New UCLA Study – State Makes Progress On Goal To Guarantee Water As A Human Right
September 12, 2019
Now, a new UCLA study finds, the state may be making progress on turning that goal into a reality. ... read more »
Black365 releases Black History Cards
September 6, 2019
A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that high school dropout rates for African Americans are declining; however, the African American dropout rate is still extremely high in comparison to other racial groups. One theory on why the African American dropout rate remains high is the problem of implicit bias. A recent Los Angeles Times article revealed that some educators, despite race, view African American students through a biased lens. This results in lowered expectations and lower academic performance. These lowered expectations occur as a result of educators and student not being informed about the significant accomplishments that African Americans have made around the globe. Some educators have a diminished view of students' potential. ... read more »
Black schools hope NBA star’s gift sparks a golf resurgence
September 5, 2019
Ernie Andrews looks out to the grounds of Washington's historic Langston Golf Course and shrugs at the fact that fewer young black golfers are coming out to play these days. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Aaliyah Jordan
September 5, 2019
Junior outfielder Aaliyah Jordan is a key contributor to the UCLA softball team, she is third on the team in batting average at .383 percent, aiding the UCLA Bruins to a 56-6 overall record and a Women’s College World Series (WCWS) victory. ... read more »
Monterey Peninsula Community College District Board of Trustees Appoints New Trustee to Serve on Governing Board
September 5, 2019
On August 29, 2019, the Monterey Peninsula Community College District Board of Trustees provisionally appointed Ms. Rosalyn Green as the Area 1 trustee representing Seaside and Sand City. ... read more »
Mt. Sinai Opens Early Learning Center
September 4, 2019
Dedication, ribbon-cutting and school tours planned for the Sept. 7 ceremony The Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church will open a new preschool — Mt. Sinai Early Learning Center — at a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on Saturday, ... read more »
Loyola Marymount University’s TLC Program Strives for Black Excellence
August 29, 2019
Program participants articulated a great deal of confidence, excitement, and overall gratitude regarding their experience. ... read more »
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