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Compton deserves to be healthy. This new campaign will help make that a reality.

There are lots of notable things about the city of Compton. It has a rapidly improving school system. It’s a stable, multi-racial community with a long history of African American empowerment and a growing Latinx population. Above all, Compton is a city where neighbors take care of each other. That’s the spirit behind a newly launched public health campaign, Compton Healthy, that aims to improve the health of the 100,000 people who call Compton home — because despite the community values which make Compton so strong, there are troubling health trends that must be addressed. 

L.A. Students Awarded More Than a Million Dollars in Scholarships

Fourteen high school seniors were surprised with $2,500 each, on the spot. Jalen Noel was thrilled when his name was called among the winners. “This scholarship will not just help me financially, but will be a step towards my career as an aerospace engineer,” says the graduating senior at King-Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science. “My only source of income is my mother which makes college hard to afford and that is why this scholarship has such a heavy impact on me. I’ll be the first-generation college student in my family,” he adds.

First Female NBA Referee Retires

Palmer broke the gender barrier in 1997, along with Dee Kanter, by becoming one of the first female referees in the NBA. Palmer’s NBA career lasted for 18 years.

Compton High Students Meet Lakers Legend

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar invited students from Compton High School to attend the Lakers’ game on Friday to celebrate Black History Month. The students had completed Ever Fi 306—African American History, a computer-based course offered at the high school. One of the requirements of the course was to complete one essay. “We basically had to choose two topics out of the whole assessment and we had to compare and contrast them and say how was it important to us and how does it affect us,” said high school senior Seanece Watson. “My topic was the Bus Boycott and

Compton High School’s Super Bowl Legends Return to Honor Their Alma Mater with Golden Ball Awards

Compton High School has produced the third most Super Bowl players of any high school in the country, which is why the NFL honored the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) school, Friday, February 12. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, five former football stars — all graduates of Compton High School — presented NFL Golden Ball Awards to their alma mater at a special event in the school’s auditorium. Compton High’s football coach Calvin Bryant also presented the alumni with special Hall of Fame style jackets and Board President Satra Zurita presented them with resolutions in