Compton high school

In Loving Memory of Alyce Joe Crump

Alyce Joe Crump passed away on August 25, closing out a lifetime of Christian service to the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  A fourth generation AME member, Alyce was also the proprietor of Vernon Escrow in Los Angeles for 40 years.

Lady Angel Price Co-Leads Crenshaw Christian Center Through New Season

Lady Angel Price, the daughter of a prison outreach minister, has been attending CCC since the tender age of three. It is where she grew in her faith, met her future husband, and marked many blessed milestones in her life, including her baptism, nuptials, and the baptismal of her children.

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