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Popular College Choice for Black Students Survives Lawmaker’s Shutdown Attempt
July 22, 2021
Since its inception, Calbright has had distracters. Much of its opposition comes from the community college faculty union. Critics, including many Legislators argue that Calbright programs are duplicative of those offered at traditional community colleges and that the millions of dollars allocated to it would be better used by the state’s underfunded community colleges. ... read more »
Charles Drew University Receives Historic $50 Million Allocation
July 22, 2021
A historic moment occurred in the life of Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science with the institution’s receipt of $50 million to fund its own four-year medical degree program. ... read more »
Pitzer College Names Kimberly Shiner VP for College Advancement and Communications
July 15, 2021
Pitzer College has named Kimberly Shiner, a proven leader in higher education fundraising and external relations, as its new vice president for college advancement and communications effective August 1. Shiner was selected in May following a competitive national search. ... read more »
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Student Athlete of the Week: Jay’len Carter
July 15, 2021
Recent Manual Arts graduate Jay’len Carter was named valedictorian of his class, but it came with a price. He had to forego competing in basketball for his senior season as the high school did not allow the team to play after LAUSD allowed schools to have sporting events. ... read more »
Scripps National Spelling Bee Champ Zaila Avant-garde is a Promising Student Athlete
July 15, 2021
After correctly spelling the word “Murraya,” Zaila Avant-garde, a 14-year-old Harvey, Louisiana native won the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Avant-garde is the first African American student to win the National Spelling Bee. ... read more »
National Spelling Bee win could be footnote to hoops career
July 10, 2021
The biographical blurbs about competitors in the Scripps National Spelling Bee include a litany of other interests, from sports to musical instruments to science competitions to Indian classical dance. ... read more »
Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates Fill Journalism Posts at Howard University
July 10, 2021
Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates have announced they will take on faculty roles at Howard University. ... read more »
Compton College Honors Mae Thomas
July 8, 2021
At the March 16, 2021, Compton Community College District Board Meeting, the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees recognized Mae Thomas for her continued support of Compton College and the Compton Community College District.  ... read more »
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H.U.F. Awards Honor Dynamic Dads and Deserving College-bound Students
June 24, 2021
The 19th Annual Honoring Unsung Fathers (H.U.F) Awards was held virtually, but that didn’t decrease the level of excitement and entertainment offered by the Mablean Ephriam Foundation (MEF). ... read more »
Board Chair of Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School is Newest Member of TCS Education System Board of Trustees
June 24, 2021
Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School (POCCS) announces the recent appointment of Board Chair Valerie Coachman-Moore, M.P.H., as the newest member of the Board of Trustees TCS Education System. Coachman-Moore is a longstanding member of the POCCS community and is the first African American woman to serve as the Board Chair for Pacific Oaks. She is a civic and community leader and has provided decades of excellence in service to the nonprofit, governmental, educational, faith, and philanthropic sectors. ... read more »
NAACP Student Members Can Apply for $15,000 Scholarships Until June 18
June 17, 2021
The NAACP and SmileDirectClub, a Nashville-based oral care company specializing in teeth-straightening technology, have partnered to offer scholarships to African American and other students of color. ... read more »
LAUSD Joining with Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine on New High School in South L.A.
June 17, 2021
L.A. Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner, along with music producer and entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine and artist-producer-entrepreneur, Andre ``Dr. Dre'' Young, today announced a joint effort to launch a new high school in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race
June 13, 2021
 As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and racism. ... read more »
Black Press of America Making Impact and Progress
June 3, 2021
While about 37,000 workers were laid off or furloughed at media companies like the Los Angeles Times, Condé Nast, The Dallas Morning News, Gannett, McClatchy, National Public Radio, and VOX, the NNPA added staff and expanded services to NNPA member publishers across the nation. ... read more »
Crenshaw’s 3DE Program Promotes Integrative Learning
May 20, 2021
Starting in Fall 2021, Crenshaw High School will be implementing a new educational program that helps students apply academic subjects into real-life. The program is called 3DE, it is an interdisciplinary program that is in conjunction with Junior Achievement. ... read more »
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