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Calling All Audubon Middle School Alumni
July 19, 2019
On Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Audubon Middle School and Gifted Magnet will be celebrating 90 years of educating students in the Leimert Park community and surround communities with celebrity Audubon Alumni such as Brandon Mebane (LA Chargers), Curren Price (Councilman), Arron Arnell “Bobo” Johnson (KJLH) and more. This celebration will include former Audubon Principals, Teachers and Staff members, a live DJ, a performance by Fernando Pullum, Krystal Smith-LA Limited Addition Drumline, Food Trucks, Vendors, Photobooth, Jumpers, Raffles and more. Tickets are available through Eventbrite (AMS 90thCelebration). The event will be held at Audubon Middle School located at 4120 11thAve., Los Angeles, Ca. 90008. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 18, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 18, 2019
On this day, July 18, 1973, Bridget Terry Long, Ph.D., Dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, was born in Baltimore. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
HBCU in LA Advocates for Diversity in Film Industry, Reminding Young Black Filmmakers of Those Who Came Before
July 18, 2019
For many years, Stacy Milner, former executive assistant to the chairman of NBC and then to the chairman of Paramount Pictures, has devoted herself to increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in the entertainment industry. In 2010, she founded the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), a recruitment initiative designed to channel students of color – primarily HBCU and Hispanic-serving institution graduates – into careers in this predominantly White field. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Ryan Lacefield
July 18, 2019
Junior sprinter Ryan Lacefield has the passion and perseverance to maintain the winning legacy that the Carson High School girls track and field team is known for. Her efforts would help the Colts win their 6th consecutive City Section Championship. ... read more »
10th Council District W.S.C. Awards Scholarships to L.A. Students
July 18, 2019
Five Los Angeles students received funds, laptops and books during the 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee’s 34th Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 14, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 14, 2019
On this day, July 14, 1955, the George Washington Carver National Monument, the first monument for an African American, was dedicated. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Renowned Art Curator Naima J. Keith Brings Her Magic Touch to LACMA
July 12, 2019
Big, big things are happening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and one of the biggest is the recent addition of Naima J. Keith as its Vice President of Education and Public Programs. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 12, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 12, 2019
On this day, July 11, 1998, Historian and pioneer in the creation of Pan-African studies, John Henrik Clarke, passed away in Manhattan. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
National Institutes of Health Awards CSU Dominguez Hills Professor $655,000 Grant to Develop Innovative HIV PrEP Uptake Intervention
July 11, 2019
Grant project addresses disparity in new HIV infections among young gay African American men Carson, CA – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded California State University, ... read more »
Why Dem. Senators Richard Pan and Steven Glazer Are Holding Out Their Votes on Ethnic Studies Bill
July 11, 2019
In April 1992, violent riots broke out in Los Angeles after an almost all-White jury (one juror later “came out” as biracial 10 years later) handed down a not guilty verdict in the case of Rodney King, ... read more »
South L.A. Student Heads to Med School
July 11, 2019
Twenty-nine-year-old Shaveonte Graham started medical school this summer, which makes her one of the most stand-out success stories of the the Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) at USC. Graham hails from South Central Los Angeles, where growing up, she was instrumental in maintaining a stable household for herself and her family. And, she was determined she said, not to fall into the neighborhood traps that surrounded her. ... read more »
Local Watts Teacher Receives Kinecta Teaching Grant
July 11, 2019
Each year, Kinecta Federal Credit Union hosts its Youth Scholarships and Teaching Grants for Growth program to provide financial support for students seeking higher education and to assist teachers with classroom instruction and projects. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Daaton Thomas
July 11, 2019
Crenshaw senior pitcher Daaton Thomas knows the importance of having patience. As team captain, he knows that the team is looking up to him during games. His outlook of the game will be passed on to his teammates, so optimism is key. ... read more »
SoLa Impact’s Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony Concludes at USC
July 8, 2019
SoLa Impact and its non-profit affiliate, the SoLa I CAN! Foundation, along with its philanthropic partner, Romeo Miller, awarded nearly $100,000 in financial aid grants to twenty-seven deserving students at its annual scholarship awards ceremony yesterday held at the University of Southern California. All of the recipients demonstrated academic excellence, strong community service, and plan to pursue higher education in the fall. Among friends and family of the SoLa Scholars as well as leaders in philanthropy, entertainer Romeo Miller, producer Arabian Prince, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, all spoke about their strong connection to the community. ... read more »
LA School Board Votes to End Random Searches
July 5, 2019
The nation's second-largest school moved Tuesday to end random metal-detector searches of students at secondary schools, a daily procedure that critics called ineffective, intrusive and offensive. ... read more »
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