Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People

In addition to working on some of the most high-profile cases in the U.S., representing the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown, Crump has fought for justice for the residents of Flint, Michigan, who were affected by poisoned water; Black women with ovarian cancer targeted by Johnson & Johnson to use talc products; and people who experienced discriminatory practices – “banking while Black” – by some of the nation’s largest banks.

Importance of Educators of Color for Black and Brown Students

This month, my organization, the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools released its highly-anticipated report, “Identity and Charter School Leadership: Profiles of Leaders of Color Building an Effective Staff” which examined the ways that school leaders of color’s experiences and perspectives influence how they build school culture, parent and community relationships, and effective staff.

Chair of AHF Board of Directors Curates Annual Black Doll Show

For a milestone anniversary year, the 35th Annual Black Doll Show at The William Grant Still Arts Center welcomed guest curator and avid doll collector Dr. Cynthia Davis, MPH with a reception on Saturday, December 12. Davis has dedicated her 35-year career in public health to working as an advocate and educator to individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. She also currently serves as Chair of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) Board of Directors.

WLAC One of 19 Named “Leader College”

Achieving the Dream has announced that West Los Angeles College earned Leader College distinction—a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps. West has shown how data can inform policy and practice to help community college students achieve their goals, resulting in improved skills, better employability, and economic growth for families, communities, and the nation as a whole.