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Student Athlete of the Week: Bella Witt
February 18, 2021
Calabasas High School sprinter, Bella Witt, is the top hurdler in California and one of the best in the 2021 class. In December, Witt announced that she will be attending UNLV. ... read more »
Schools Re-Open for In-Class Instruction, Public Urged to Stay Vigilant About Guidelines
February 18, 2021
Public health officials are asking the public to continue practicing safety as schools submit their safety plans in order to open. ... read more »
Bridging the Digital Divide Is More Important Than Ever During the COVID Pandemic
February 12, 2021
policymakers have examined and talked about the “digital divide,” the shorthand term for the disparities in internet access that has contributed to many being excluded from the benefits of the Information Age. But it has taken the COVID-19 pandemic to bring home the seriousness and urgency of the problem. ... read more »
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HBCU Buzz Continues to Amplify Black Voices across Campuses
February 11, 2021
Since 2011, HBCU Buzz has been a news hub for prospective students, current students, and alumni who attended historically Black colleges and universities. In honor of Black History Month and the publication’s tenth anniversary, we caught up with the creator of HBCU Buzz, Luke Lawal, to discuss their plan to amplify Black voices in the New Year.   ... read more »
Arizona State University Renames Film School to Honor Sidney Poitier
February 4, 2021
In an interview ahead of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School’s unveiling, University President Michael M. Crow said Poitier embodies everything that one would look for in an icon. “With Sidney Poitier, it’s his creative energy, his dynamism, his drive, his ambition, the kinds of projects he worked on, the ways in which he advanced his life,” Crow asserted, according to USA Today. ... read more »
How Dr. Yashima White Azilove is Making Space For Women to Fully Integrate Their Love of God into the Workplace
February 4, 2021
Until now, most individuals avoided mixing work and religion, as many were taught since grade school to separate their beliefs from public systems. With social media, users are allowed to freely express their opinions, beliefs, and spiritual passions, however, there is still a thin line between what’s appropriate and what isn’t. For those who desire to incorporate both aspects of their life, Dr. Yashima White Azilove has a solution with TRIP Network. ... read more »
CSUSB associate vice president appointed vice chair of the board of directors for Leadership California
January 28, 2021
Kimberly Shiner, the associate vice president for University Development at Cal State San Bernardino, has been appointed vice president for the executive board of Leadership California, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the representation and influence of diverse women leaders across the state of California. ... read more »
Your Student Loans Are Paused– But Not Yet Pardoned
January 28, 2021
On Jan. 20, at the request of President Joe Biden, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it would extend the federal student loan payment moratorium, suspending payments on student loans through Sept. 30. The interest rates on these loans will also stay at 0 % until Sept. 30. ... read more »
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Student Athlete of the Week: Lauryn Miller
January 28, 2021
Assisting the UCLA Bruins women’s basketball team to be one of the toughest programs in the United States has not hindered senior forward, Lauryn Miller, from excelling in her academics. ... read more »
Digital Divide Threatens to Deepen the Economic Crisis for Young Adults of Color
January 21, 2021
In the age of coronavirus, social distancing has necessitated Internet connectivity. Those who have it can go on learning, attending virtual meetings and accessing employment opportunities online. But as the curve rises, inequalities have deepened for African American young adults living in poor communities who lack devices and wifi access at home.  ... read more »
Apple launches major new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative projects to challenge systemic racism, advance racial equity nationwide
January 21, 2021
Apple’s REJI commitments aim to expand opportunities for communities of color across the country and to help build the next generation of diverse leaders ... read more »
Howard University Showtime Marching Band To Escort Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris for Inauguration
January 18, 2021
Howard University is proud to announce the Showtime Marching Band will escort Vice President Kamala Harris at the 59th presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. They will perform a special drum cadence for the parade. ... read more »
Congressmember Karen Bass Named YouthBuild Champion
January 14, 2021
YouthBuild Champions are congressional leaders who advocate for funding and policies that benefit opportunity youth and their communities. Every year, these elected officials author and lead the signing campaigns of Dear Colleague letters that signal Congress’s strong bipartisan, bicameral support for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) YouthBuild program. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Matt Bradley
January 14, 2021
Junior guard Matt Bradley, has been a key contributor to the University of California Golden Bears men’s basketball team. In a span of nine games, Bradley has averaged 17.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. ... read more »
NMAAM Receives $1 Million Donation From Amazon
January 14, 2021
“We are especially proud that Amazon’s partnership will mean more young people and students can access the museum and additional educational enrichment,” said David Bozeman, vice president, Amazon Transportation Services. “The intersection of the creative class of musicians with science and technology will continue to give all Nashvillians an amazing opportunity to learn and educate.” ... read more »
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