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Student Loan Debt Widens Racial Wealth Gap
November 26, 2020
With the freeze placed on student loan repayments set to end December 31, Biden has gotten behind the Democrat-led House’s HEROES Act, which calls on the federal government to pay off up to $10,000 in private, nonfederal student loans for economically distressed borrowers. “People having to make choices between paying their student loan and paying the rent … debt relief should be done immediately,” Biden stated during a news conference on Monday, November 16. ... read more »
The Scholar Athlete Honor Roll
December 26, 2019
Highlights of exceptional student athletes in 2019 ... read more / view gallery »
No. 11 UCLA women cruise past Loyola Marymount 74-52
November 14, 2019
Lindsey Corsaro scored 18 points, Lauryn Miller had a double-double and No. 11 UCLA defeated Loyola Marymount 74-52 on Saturday. ... read more »
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Shaq, Epson, and Communities In Schools Donate to Local Schools
October 31, 2019
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal teamed up with Epson and Communities in Schools (CIS) to donate color printers, projectors and whiteboards to 11 schools. Video by: Amanda Scurlock ... read more / watch video »
California to let college athletes sign endorsement deals
September 30, 2019
Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros. ... read more »
Activists Criticize American Bar Association over Law School Exams
February 14, 2019
“There's no dignity to be found in being inadequately trained to sit for the bar exam. A mountain of debt and dim legal career prospects don't advance the cause of social justice. The real injustice is the ABA voting against making law schools accountable for valuing black students as merely a statistic,” said Project 21 co-chairman Horace Cooper, a former professor of law at George Mason University. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Ingvar Moseley
February 7, 2019
Hurdler Ingvar Moseley has been a stand-out athlete in is native country Canada and has broken records at Cal State L.A. He has achieved both All-American and All-Academic honors during his college years. ... read more »
Schools Fail Black Students, Why Are We Silent?
December 20, 2018
In a previous column, Schools Fail Black Students, So Why Are We Silent? (Nov. 2008), I   described barriers in LAUSD that contributed to a failure of the district to properly educate Black students. Substantially ... read more »
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Student Athlete of the Week: Cregg Matthews
December 13, 2018
Junior linebacker Cregg Matthews enjoyed his first season playing for the View Park Knights. He has been playing Varsity ball since he was a freshman at Verbum Dei; Matthews transferred to View Park as a sophomore. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Markell White
November 29, 2018
Being a quarterback for the West Los Angeles College Wildcats football team gives him skills that will help him with his football career and beyond. His leadership and decision-making skills can help him pursue his passion of being a firefighter. ... read more »
Black Students Still Only a Rhetorical Priority
November 1, 2018
Public education continues to fail African American children with little public outcry and   those who do protest strongly are often ostracized by the education establishment. Meanwhile, as has been the case for at least the past fifty years, there are no effective, sustained protests of the pervasive miseducation of Black children.  This speaks volumes about Black leadership, in general, and educational leadership in particular. ... read more »
Report Illustrates Importance of Preventing Black Male School Suspension
August 23, 2018
A recently released report, conducted by three education professors at San Diego State University and UCLA, revealed disturbing data about black student suspension. ... read more »
Success On “The Way,” Ask Dr. Jeanette: Where Does It Start?
June 21, 2018
Black male students are suspended at the highest rate in the state in the Sacramento City Unified School District according to a new report. One in five Black male students have been suspended in the district, more than any other district in the state. ... read more »
Black Students Deserve a Better Education Than What We’re Giving Them
April 12, 2018
The academic performance of Black children is lower than all other students in California and it’s been this way for awhile. ... read more »
MLK tackled many issues in his lifetime. Where are we now?
April 5, 2018
Fifty years after his assassination, some of these barriers have fallen _ but others remain. ... read more »
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