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Reflecting on the Past, Looking Toward the Future
June 16, 2022
Standing on the word of God and His promises to me, I was able to be a 2021 High School Honors Graduate, as well as a 2022 Santa Monica College Honors Graduate, receiving an AA Degree at 17-years-old! ... read more »
Smith Joins Community Coalition as First Chief Strategy Officer
April 28, 2022
As Community Coalition’s inaugural chief strategy officer, Smith will develop initiatives to support South L.A. residents - especially Black and Brown Angelenos - in overcoming systemic and institutional barriers in education and other areas. He will also assist in guiding outreach efforts and launch the group’s new National Center for Community Organizing. ... read more »
Ballmer Group Grant to Crystal Stairs, Inc., Advances Equity and Economic Mobility for African American Child Care Providers
April 21, 2022
A $1,300,000 grant from the Ballmer Group to Crystal Stairs, Inc. (CSI) is lighting the path toward equity and economic mobility for African American child care providers in South Los Angeles and paving a bright future for Black children and families with increased quality of care and education. ... read more »
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Deadline for Business Property Statements Fast Approaching 
March 31, 2022
There’s a deadline fast approaching that oftentimes is overlooked but is significant nevertheless — the Business Property Statements. And the deadline is here.  ... read more »
California Democratic Party Adopts Platform Language Prioritizing Black Student Achievement 
March 23, 2022
On March 6, the California Democratic Party (CDP) adopted language brought forth by the CDP Black Caucus into the 2022 California Democratic Party Platform that supports California’s Black students.   ... read more »
Check Your Breast
March 23, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released that Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. One in eight women born today will have breast cancer in their lifetime, however, many women still lack proper education on breast health.   ... read more »
Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs 
March 17, 2022
A recent Washington Post story found that Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than their white counterparts – to the tune of around $11 billion each year. Given their cultural and educational importance to the Black community, HBCUs are the repository of much of these donations with a number of household names – and some you may not know – making big-dollar contributions to these institutions.   ... read more »
CDU Receives $20 Million Donation from Philanthropist Scott
March 10, 2022
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has made a $20 million donation to Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in South Los Angeles, one of the nation’s four historically Black medical schools and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. ... read more »
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Melina Abdullah Headed to Prairie View A&M
March 9, 2022
Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has announced that scholar and co-founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of Black Lives Matter, Melina Abdullah, will be the university’s inaugural Activist-In-Residence for the 2021-2022 academic year.    ... read more »
Some School Systems Pause Diversity Programs and Pushback
March 3, 2022
Conservative takeovers of local school boards have already altered lessons on race and social injustice in many classrooms. Now some districts are finding their broader efforts on diversity, equity and inclusion are also being challenged. ... read more »
CSUSB Names New Associate Vice President for Philanthropic Giving
February 17, 2022
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) announced the appointment of Adrian Paul Stevens as associate Vice President for Philanthropic Giving with responsibility for campus fundraising efforts. ... read more »
Calif. Black Women Leaders Talk Politics, Health, Economics and More
February 10, 2022
Hundreds of African American women, professionals from different backgrounds and all corners of the Golden State, came together Jan. 31 to discuss a range of issues important to Black women in California. ... read more »
How Teachers Honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy in 2022
February 10, 2022
Hill, assistant principal and creative writing teacher at Holly Ridge Elementary School in Richland Parish, said he is launching the Ernest Hill Great Read on the holiday as part of his role as the 2022 Louisiana Middle School Teacher of the Year. ... read more »
L.A. Rams Give Watts Rams Murals, Super Bowl LVI Tickets
February 3, 2022
On Friday, the Los Angeles Rams partnered with Nike to provide the Watts Rams youth football program with surprise gifts. ... read more »
WATCH: Black Money Matters Ep.1
January 27, 2022
Financial Wisdom coming from Special Guest Diedra Porche, Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase's Market Leadership Team, Los Angeles . Hosted by Danny Bakewell Jr., EVP of the Los Angeles Sentinel & LA Watts Times. ... read more / watch video »

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