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Dismantling the House that Racism Has Built: Reflections on Black History Month 
March 2, 2022
February is once again, as every year, the month when this country celebrates Black History Month. And once again my thoughts immediately fall short of being celebratory as they are overshadowed by the reality that it is the only time this nation acknowledges how critical the African-American has been and continues to be to this country’s development.    ... read more »
Weber’s AB 1655 Would Make Juneteenth a Paid Holiday in California
January 20, 2022
Last week, Assemblymember Akilah Weber (D-La Mesa) announced the introduction of Assembly Bill (AB) 1655, legislation that would make Juneteenth a paid holiday in California. ... 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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Advocates: Internet Companies Must Partner With Ethnic Media to Close Digital Divide
July 29, 2021
Digital equity advocates – people who have been working for decades now to come up with solutions to narrow the divide between people who are connected to broadband and those who still aren’t – say Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must partner with the ethnic media to reach people in California who remain unconnected and under-connected to broadband service. ... read more »
Pitzer College Names Kimberly Shiner VP for College Advancement and Communications
July 15, 2021
Pitzer College has named Kimberly Shiner, a proven leader in higher education fundraising and external relations, as its new vice president for college advancement and communications effective August 1. Shiner was selected in May following a competitive national search. ... read more »
VSEDC Shares the Wealth with Southern Los Angeles, Creating Businesses and Job Opportunities in the Vermont-Slauson Area for over 40 years
December 24, 2020
The Vermont Slauson Economic Development (VSEDC) Corporation has planted many seeds throughout Southern Los Angeles. They grow into fields of abundance and harvested wealth within underrepresented communities. VSEDC has plowed many opportunities for first-time business owners with the mission to “expand the needs for economic and small business development solutions in South Los Angeles.”   ... read more »
Lancaster School District Chief Named Los Angeles County Superintendent of the Year
November 19, 2020
School district leadership has been put to the test during one of the most challenging years for educators. Lancaster School District chief, Michele Bowers, stands out as one local education leader rising to the COVID-19 challenge and has been named the 2020 Los Angeles County Superintendent of the Year. ... read more »
Efforts to Block the Vote Concern CSUN Poly Sci Professor
October 16, 2020
Requiring witness signatures on mail-in ballots. Needing government-issued photo identification to vote. Limiting mailed ballot drop-off locations to one per county. ... read more »
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International Conference Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles)
October 8, 2020
A wide range of Black scholars, activists, teachers, students and community members from the national and global African community will join in discussions of critical issues confronting Black people nationally and internationally which begins this Sunday, October 11, 3:00pm at the virtual International Nguzo Saba 2020 Conference and will continue over the month. The conference marks the 55th Anniversary of The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles), the Organization Us and the African American Cultural Center. Focus will be especially on the Nguzo Saba and their use by thousands of organizations and institutions in this country and throughout the world African community for value orientation, cultural grounding and programmatic initiatives.    ... read more »
County Proclaims ‘Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. Day’
September 24, 2020
September 22, 2020, will mark the 92nd Birthday of a statesman who, since the 1950s, continues to be actively involved in training countless men and women on nonviolent resistance to achieve social justice. He has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Northridge, and countless other educational institutions–and even in retirement continues to travel across the country to teach nonviolence. ... read more »
Reparations in Education and Re-Imagining Our Stories: Appoint Dr. Melina Abdullah as the Inaugural Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Cal State LA -The People’s Choice!
August 6, 2020
Clergy for Black Lives, a collective of clergy members from throughout Southern California, sent a letter to California State University, Los Angeles (CSU Los Angeles) President, William Covino, on July 11, 2020 to inquire as to his reasoning for not appointing Dr. Melina Abdullah as the Inaugural Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, the second College of Ethnic Studies in the nation. President Covino responded on July 13, 2020, stating that he was not on campus and could not address personnel matters.   ... read more »
CSU Dominguez Hills to Receive Mayme Agnew Clayton Collection of African American History and Culture
July 26, 2020
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) signed a historic agreement with the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum (MCLM) board of directors to house the Mayme A. Clayton Collection of African American History and Culture on campus in the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. The university intends to begin immediately cataloguing and archiving the collection so that it is more visible and accessible to the public. ... read more »
Three African Americans Step Into Top California Leadership Roles
June 25, 2020
Yolanda Richardson and Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin, are officially assuming their roles as state government executives in Sacramento at at time when the state is implementing deep cuts to its fiscal year 2020-21 budget in response to the global COVID-19 crisis. ... read more »
DOMINGUEZ TECHNOLOGY CENTER RECOGNIZED FOR RECYCLED WATER INNOVATION
June 24, 2020
West Basin, a provider of drinking and recycled water supplies for nearly 1 million people in coastal Los Angeles County, nominated Dominguez Technology Center for the Recycled Water Customer of the Year Award. The award recognizes innovative organizations who have advanced the use and acceptance of recycled water. The annual award is given out by WateReuse California. West Basin Board Vice President, Harold C. Williams, accepted this year’s award on behalf of all the project partners. ... read more »
CSU Moves To `Virtual Mode’ In Face Of Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
The California State University system announced today it will immediately eliminate in-person operations and transition to a ``virtual mode,'' while also postponing planned commencement ceremonies due to the coronavirus. ... read more »
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