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Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast – HBCUbiquity – Featuring Interviews, Discussions and Analysis about HBCUs
May 17, 2019
The Tom Joyner Foundation announced the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of the 22-year-old Foundation. ... read more »
Chase bank coaches African American young adults on financial health
May 16, 2019
On Saturday, Chase hosted its first community financial education seminar at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. The event was aimed primarily for young African American men aged 16-24. The event challenged attendees to ask the question, why is it important to save? ... read more »
Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center Opens
May 16, 2019
New South L.A. facility will provide clinical support and health services for transition-age youth. South L.A. youth moving into adulthood received a big boost with the opening of the Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center. ... read more »
A RALLY FOR PEACE & JUSTICE FOR SLAIN USC STUDENT
May 16, 2019
  On the eve of Mother’s Day, a rally cry for help was held at the intersection of Adams Blvd. and Mable Ave. in South L.A., ... read more »
Ninety-Three Stars Shine Brightly During LMU’s 28th Annual Kente Graduation Celebration
May 16, 2019
Kente Graduation is a Rite of Passage within LMU’s Black Community that celebrates the personal and academic achievements of students ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Jordan Blackman
May 16, 2019
West Point sophomore wide receiver Jordan Blackman uses his intellect to be competitive force on the field. His skills made him a standout during his high school years with the St. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Receives an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from the University of the District of Columbia
May 16, 2019
On Saturday, May 11, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) -- the first woman and first African American to chair the powerful U.S. House Committee on Financial Services -- and civil rights icon and leader, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., received Honorary Doctorate of Laws degrees from the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Rep. Waters also delivered a keynote address to more than 900 graduates during UDC’s 2019 University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Commencement Convocation. ... read more »
Everett Community College Offers Presidency to Daria J. Willis
May 10, 2019
The decision was made at a special board meeting Monday after a national search, a campus visit earlier this month with student, faculty, staff and community forums and an in-depth interview with the Board of Trustees. ... read more »
Shaw University Officially Names Dillard as 18th President
May 10, 2019
“We want to adapt the university so that it’s clear what its relevance continues to be,” Dillard said. That means that, given the challenges of higher education — and HBCUs in particular — we have to make sure that the education we’re providing transforms the lives of the students that we have,” she said. ... read more »
After Risking Life, Liberian Activist Scoops ‘Green Nobel Prize’
May 10, 2019
Multinational corporations who seek weak democracies, high rates of poverty, and untapped resources, seem to make a beeline for Liberia which has struggled to overcome two wars and the devastating pandemic of ebola. ... read more »
LACCD Officials Applaud Mayor Garcetti’s Announcement To Double The L.A. College Promise Enrollment By 2022
May 10, 2019
A new goal announced by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to double the amount of students in the L.A. College Promise Program from about 5,000 to 10,000 by 2022 has won praise by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). ... read more »
CSUF’s Male Success Initiative Department Empowers Men of Color to Reach Their Full Potential
May 9, 2019
In 2016, California State University Fullerton (CSUF) joined the CSU fight to support men of color by bridging the higher education achievement gap and increasing graduation and retention rates through its Male Success Initiative (MSI) Department. ... read more »
Virginia Educator Wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year
May 9, 2019
His classroom is a collaborative partnership between himself and his students and is anchored in him providing a civic centered education ... read more »
African American Family Day Promotes Academic Success
May 9, 2019
The L.A. Unified School District will host African American Family Day to help students and parents navigate the road to academic success. ... read more »
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