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COVID Outbreak Among Students Forces Closure of LA School
October 22, 2021
Students at View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter High School were expected to undergo a new round of COVID-19 testing today, after a sudden spike in cases among students last week prompted the school to return to remote learning -- the first known virus-related campus closure in the county since schools welcomed students back. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Presented With $50 Million Check at Ceremony to Support New Medical Degree Program
October 21, 2021
A special event was held on the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) campus recently to commemorate the recent $50 million allocation from the State of California to the University. The event was highlighted by a check presentation from Watts native Assemblymember Mike Gipson, representative of California’s 64th Assembly District which includes the CDU campus. Dr. David Carlisle, president and CEO of CDU, along with other representatives and students from the university were on hand for the presentation. ... read more »
$200 Million Ribbon Cuttings at CSU Dominguez Hills Usher in New Era for University
October 21, 2021
On October 15, 2021, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) hosted four simultaneous ribbon cuttings, three of which were on major capital project buildings totaling more than $200 million. The grand openings marked the biggest transformation of the campus in more than a decade, and the first additions of brand-new academic facilities in more than 20 years. ... read more »
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Despite Misinformation and Distractions, Biden-Harris Accomplishing Black Agenda
October 21, 2021
During and exclusive interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Cedric Richmond, says that the deliberate misinformation published by news outlets and posted on social media is meant to undermine the President and Democrats. Notably, the dubious accounts aim to suppress the Black vote further, Richmond declared. ... read more »
Research Exposes Continued Student Trauma As Schools Reopen
October 21, 2021
In California we had a crisis with lack of student mental health support long before the pandemic. Now it is even worse. It comes as no surprise that the pandemic has created more stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues for our children. ... read more »
Let’s Talk Black Education
October 14, 2021
The honeymoon is over in communities where the Delta variant has taken hold.  Since back to school, I’ve spent weeks filling in for principals, supervising children, checking children's temperatures and providing them masks, directing traffic in the parking lot, picking up garbage, wiping down cafeteria tables — all of which are required to run safe schools in these times. I’ve talked to other heads of schools that can say the same thing or something similar since the start of this school year. The same culprit continues to affect us all — COVID-19. However, normally we have a village to manage these tasks. Now, we don’t. ... read more »
Last Call for Applications for Disney Dreamers Academy Teen Mentorship Program 
October 14, 2021
Application period closes Oct. 31 for a mentoring experience of a lifetime provided by Walt Disney World ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Solomon Bailey
October 14, 2021
Crossroads freshman guard Solomon “Solo” Bailey has basketball in his DNA. Having a mother who played division I softball in college and a father who played pro basketball, Bailey has been emersed in sports since a young age. Throughout his life, Bailey moved frequently as his father competed in several different countries. ... read more »
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Objection your honor: Bar Exam Comes Under Further Scrutiny
October 14, 2021
When the coronavirus pandemic struck, some states allowed law graduates to postpone taking the two-day, 12-hour exam for public health reasons. Meanwhile, George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis in May 2020, and subsequent racial unrest that summer, raised awareness of the bar exam's role in keeping people of color out of the profession. ... read more »
Economist to Help Cal Reparations Task Force Attach Costs to Injustices
October 14, 2021
With seven meetings left before drafting their final report, the California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals has enlisted the assistance of Dr. Darrick Hamilton, a scholar and leading national authority on race and public policy. ... read more »
Two Parents Convicted in Boston of Bribing Kids’ Way Into USC
October 8, 2021
Two fathers were convicted today of paying bribes to get their kids into USC as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that ensnared elite universities across the country. Former casino executive Gamal Aziz and former Staples Inc. executive John Wilson were found guilty in federal court in Boston after about 10 hours of jury deliberations, according to federal prosecutors.Aziz -- a Las Vegas resident also known as Gamal Abdelaziz -- was charged with paying $300,000 to get his daughter into USC as a basketball recruit even though she didn't play on her high school's varsity team. ... read more »
Compton Community College District 2021-2022 Final Budget Approved
October 7, 2021
At its regular meeting on September 7, 2021, the Compton Community College District (CCCD) Board of Trustees approved the 2021-2022 CCCD Final Budget. The 2021-2022 Final Budget may be viewed online: ... ... read more »
Little Rock 9 member celebrates 80th birthday with students
October 7, 2021
Elizabeth Eckford, one of the nine Black students who first integrated Little Rock's Central High School in 1957, celebrated her 80th birthday at the school with the help of about a dozen students. ... read more »
Racial Inequity committee at heart of NC Sorority Suspension
October 7, 2021
A national sorority has suspended activities at a North Carolina university after most of its members left the school chapter when it failed to hold discussions on racial inequities following the death of George Floyd. ... read more »
Vice President Kamala Harris Discusses Voting Rights with Her Collegiate Family, the “Divine 9”
October 7, 2021
Madam President Kamala Harris incorporated personal lessons within her build to leadership, which included the strength of sisterhood. As part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. body of sisters, Harris embraced the level of kinship taught within her sorority home; it would later serve as a pillar in leading the country.   ... read more »
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