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Saluting the Many Contributions and Talents of Bette Braxton
April 21, 2022
Bette Braxton, longtime friend of the Brotherhood Crusade and Bakewell Media, recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a surprise party hosted by Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., because, he said, “We all love her!” ... read more »
Dorsey Teacher Creates Lessons to Teach Black History
March 17, 2022
In the classroom of Dorsey social studies teacher and assistant football coach Irvin Davis are a series of file cabinets each filled with lessons. The lessons pertain to Black History and they touch upon several topics and figures. ... read more »
College Track Opens Third L.A. Center, Expands Advisory Board and University Partnerships
January 20, 2022
College Track Crenshaw opened on January 12 and welcomed its first cohort of 60 students from Dorsey, L.A. Promise Charter and Crenshaw High Schools. ... read more »
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Dorsey High Loses in Semi-finals, Wins the Season
November 25, 2021
In an exclusive interview from the The L.A. Sentinel staff writer, E. Mesiyah McGinnis, Dorsey High School head coach, Stafon Johnson, assesses his first year and returning to the school that made him a legend. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Mychai Williams
November 18, 2021
Senior Mychai Williams is a quintessential contributor to the offense and defense of the Dorsey Dons football team. During this season, he committed nine interceptions. ... read more »
Dorsey Ousts Locke to Begin Coliseum League Play
October 6, 2021
The Dorsey Dons dominated during their 61-8 homecoming victory over the Locke Saints. This is their first Coliseum league game of the season; the Dons now have a 4-2 overall record. ... read more »
Dorsey’s Stafon Johnson Returns as Head Football Coach
September 2, 2021
“There is no place like home,” said Stafon Johnson just before his first game as head football coach for the Dorsey High Dons vs. the Santa Monica Vikings. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Keyshawn Johnson
May 13, 2021
Keyshawn Johnson is one of the most iconic wide receivers out of USC who went on to have a 10-year NFL career. ... read more »
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Diane Edith Watson: The Iconic Living Legend of Los Angeles Politics
February 11, 2021
Diane Edith Watson has lived a full life and shows no signs of slowing down.  On the morning of our interview, the 87-years-young legendary political icon had already been on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was coordinating her pink and green wardrobe for the inauguration of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sister, Kamala Harris, and had already spoken with a cadre of Washington D.C. leaders, all in the hopes that the retired congresswoman was feeling up to making the journey to the January Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  ... read more »
Local civil rights leaders protest to stop CIM from purchasing Baldwin Hills Mall.
June 11, 2020
Local civil rights organizations protested in front of the Baldwin Hills Mall to send a message to CIM that they do not approve their purchase of the plaza. Recently, CIM bought the plaza and the community is concerned about what their plans are. ... read more / view gallery »
COVID-19 Brings Premature End to the CIF 2019-2020 Season
April 30, 2020
On April 3, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced that high school sports were canceled for the rest of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order terminated all basketball state championship games. Spring sports like track and field, baseball, softball, boy’s tennis and boys’ volleyball were cut short. Senior student athletes face new challenges in the college recruitment process. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Payton Walk
April 30, 2020
This past season, sophomore Payton Walk helped the Crenshaw girls’ basketball team become City Section contenders. Although this was her first year playing varsity, she was co-captain of the team. ... read more »
Dorsey Football Legend Shows Disparities in Justice, Mental Health System Part 1
November 7, 2019
Former Dorsey Football star Antonio Carrion was once considered to be the best wide receiver in southern California and the nation. His battle with Bipolar Paranoid Schizophrenia led him to homelessness and the Criminal Justice System, showing the lack of institutional resources put in place for people living with mental illness. ... read more »
Chase Bank and Advancing Black Pathways Hosts “Chase Chat”
October 24, 2019
The evening was full of engaging conversation, insightful perspectives, with new friendships made and unforgettable advice given to the mostly young audience of color. ... read more »
Gene Hale Foundation Donates $10,000 to GLAAACC Scholarship Fund
August 15, 2019
Since its inception in 2006, The Hale Foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to provide a helping hand to low-income families, children and young adults. In addition to providing money for educational scholarship donations, The Hale Foundation has donated to organizations that give assistance to children affected by homelessness and malnutrition.  Other beneficiaries of The Hale Foundation include: the United Negro College Fund, the L.A. Southwest College Education Foundation, Inner City Arts, Parents of Watts, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and L.A. Child Guidance Clinic. ... read more »

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