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Supervisor Janice Hahn Releases Statement in Support of UTLA Teachers
January 11, 2019
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement regarding negotiations between LAUSD and UTLA to avoid a teacher strike. ... read more »
 LAUSD Superintendent Beutner Meets with Local Black Press to Push for Education Amid Talks of Teacher Strike   
January 10, 2019
Winter break is over and school is back in session but this time without teachers? On December 19, 2018, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) announced that they would be going on strike on during the start of the 2019 school year if the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent Austin Beutner failed to adhere to the following demands... ... read more »
Study Points to Need for Support of Justice Involved Youth 
January 10, 2019
The Children’s Defense Fund recently released “Unhidden Figures: Examining the Characteristics of Justice Involved Youth in Los Angels County”, and the Sentinel caught up with author Betty Fang to discuss its significance.   ... read more »
20th Annual Black College Expo Giving Millions in Scholarships On Site
January 8, 2019
LOS ANGELES — Dr. Theresa Price founded the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) a 501c3 non-profit organization in 1999 in a direct response to the passing of California’s proposition 209 that banned affirmation action programs in California colleges. ... read more »
SoCal Museums Announces the 14th Annual MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL
SoCal Museums announces the 14th Annual Museums Free-for-All on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 2019. Over forty museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend free of charge. ... read more / view event »
Student Athlete of the Week: Blake Shepherd
January 3, 2019
Cathedral High School senior Blake Shepherd got accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) earlier this month. ... read more »
Blacks, Minorities Encouraged to Apply for UDC Gardener Program 
January 3, 2019
The nation’s first African-American landscape architect, David A. Williston, got his start in 1896 at Cornell, one of the first universities to open its doors to Black men and women.  ... read more »
LA County Library Director, Skye Patrick, Named 2019 Librarian of the Year by Library Journal
January 3, 2019
Skye Patrick recognized for her role in breaking down barriers, increasing access, and embracing technology and marketing in the library. ... read more »
EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Francis 
January 3, 2019
Francis has visited over 25 high-performing schools across the nation to learn what it takes to make award-winning, high-quality public charter schools. She believes charter schools offer an alternative option to parents and students who are not satisfied with the options available to them.  ... read more »
Top Local Stories of 2018
December 27, 2018
Here are the top local stories of 2018 ... read more »
Compromise Is the Best Solution for Our Kids in Battle Between LAUSD Teachers and Administration
December 27, 2018
The teacher’s union is threatening to strike because it says current conditions are unbearable. They say teacher’s salaries have not kept up with cost of living increases; over crowded classes with 40 or more students makes quality instruction impossible.  And they say they need more ancillary help: nurses, social workers and librarians in every school. ... read more »
Compromise is the Best Solution for Our Kids in Battle Between LAUSD Teachers and Administration
December 20, 2018
It’s easy to know which side to pick when villains dress in all black and sport five o’clock shadows. But rarely is life that simple. During my legal career, I’ve found there’s often a gray area—no archetypical bad guy—only two opposing sides with competing interests.  That’s where we find ourselves right now in the ongoing battle between LA Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). And although neither side has indicated a willingness to capitulate on their respective positions, my years of experience as a litigator and children’s rights advocate lead me to conclude that in this epic battle, putting our kids first means each side must compromise. ... read more »
Second Black and First Afro-Latino to Lead CA Department of Education  
December 20, 2018
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) pulled off a hard-fought victory defeating CEO of Green Dot Public Schools Marshall Tuck in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction. ... read more »
Wilma Mishoe Named President of Delaware State University 
December 20, 2018
Delaware State University has formally named Wilma Mishoe as the school’s 11th president.  ... read more »
Daphne Bradford Runs for President 
December 20, 2018
From years of community work in South L.A., Daphne Bradford will join the 2020 presidential race.  ... read more »
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