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USC Names Dr. Wanda M. Austin Its New Interim President  
August 16, 2018
This month, the University Of Southern California (USC) announced the appointment of Dr. Wanda Austin as the university’s new interim president. ... read more »
Los Angeles Southwest College Celebrates New Science Building 
August 16, 2018
The new science building will offer an array of studies and house an observatory.  ... read more »
Morehouse College President Starts Freshman Year in Dorm
August 16, 2018
David Thomas, the first leader in 50 years who isn't an alumnus _ moved into a cramped dormitory room Tuesday for two days to get a taste of what life is like for first-year students of the prestigious historically black school in Atlanta. He'll be staying at Graves Hall, the oldest building on campus that once housed the entire college. Although he won't have a roommate, he'll be sharing the floor with students. ... read more »
NBA All-Star Chris Paul Donates $2.5 Million to Wake Forest Basketball
August 16, 2018
The Houston Rockets point guard’s latest donation to his alma mater – the largest ever by a former basketball student-athlete or any alumnus under the age of 35 – will ensure that future generations of Demon Deacons can succeed on and off the court. ... read more »
Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs
August 16, 2018
Hart's "Help From The Hart Charity'' and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by the fund. Hart also gave $100,000 to the fund in 2015. ... read more »
Clark Atlanta Experiences Freshman & Sophomore Blues with Housing Debacle
August 14, 2018
According to social media and Atlanta news about 150 freshman and sophomores arrived for the Fall 2018 semester to the notice of no housing. Clark Atlanta responded,  ... read more »
Black Public Media Announces Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund Deadline
August 13, 2018
Black Public Media (BPM), the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the black experience, has announced an open call for applications for the Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. The $300,000 scholarship fund is named in honor of the Peabody Award-winning director and former executive director of BPM. Underwritten by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and administered by BPM, the fund will support the work of content creators of color working with projects in the fields of non-fiction shorts, feature length programs, web series, 360-VR (Virtual Reality) or podcasts. Awards will range from $20,000 to $100,000. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2018. ... read more »
College Employee on Leave For Calling Cops on Black Student
August 9, 2018
A Massachusetts college employee who called campus police to investigate a Black student eating her lunch in a common room has been placed on leave. ... read more »
The Leimert Park Book Fair Returns August 25
August 9, 2018
The family-oriented event is held in the heart of Leimert Park, widely considered to be the center of the African American arts/intellectual scene in L.A. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Michael Norman
August 9, 2018
Sprinter Michael Norman has sped his way past meet, college, and world records during his two seasons at USC. He showed dominance in the 400m, the 4x400m, the 100m, and 200m throughout the 2018 season. ... read more »
LAUSD Safety Report Calls for Building Upgrades, No Random Searches 
August 9, 2018
City Attorney Mike Feuer released the final version of his School Safety report today, with recommendations that the Los Angeles Unified School District upgrade some of its buildings and suspend the practice of using hand-held metal detectors to randomly search students -- but not arm teachers or have more armed personnel on campus.  ... read more »
 Mediator Appointed in Teachers’ Contract Talks With LAUSD 
August 9, 2018
The union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers has announced that a state mediator has been appointed to oversee contract negotiations between the union and the district as talks between the two sides remain stalled.  ... read more »
Howard U. President Talks about Living with Sickle Cell Disease
August 9, 2018
It has been over 100 years since sickle cell disease (SCD), a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered in the United States. ... read more »
Wanda M. Austin Appointed Interim President of USC
August 8, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias stepped down Tuesday in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving a campus gynecologist in which school administrators faced criticism they ignored decades of complaints. ... read more »
LA-bound LeBron leaves lasting gift, Akron ‘always home’
August 3, 2018
James, who ended his second stint with Cleveland earlier this month by signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, on Monday opened his I Promise School, a year-around learning center devoted to some of the city's most challenged youngsters _ ones just like him. ... read more »
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