Irvin Davis

School Busing: Does it Help or Harm Black Students?

Desegregation and school busing has always been a complex and controversial issue in the Black community of Los Angeles.  Since the LAUSD instituted school busing, magnet and integration programs in the 1970s, many Black parents have felt that they needed to have their children bused to predominantly White areas to receive a better quality of education or to learn in a safer environment.   

Compton School District Hosts Black Student Achievement College and Career Conference

On Tuesday, January 24, Compton Unified School District hosted its First Annual Black Student Achievement College and Career Conference.  This monumental event, held at the Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center, was planned, organized and executed by Dr. Shaunte Knox, CUSD director of Black Student Achievement. The conference was an overwhelming success.  Over 300 students participated from Compton High School, Dominguez High School, Centennial High School, Compton Early College High School and Enterprise Middle School.  More than 30 mentors and presenters attended and represented a wide range of career professions such as law enforcement, aerospace engineering, fire service, probation, law, education,

Dorsey High School Prepares for 85th Anniversary Celebration

The Dorsey High School Alumni and Friends Organization will host the Dorsey High School 85th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Dorsey High School, located at 3537 Farmdale Avenue, in South Los Angeles.

Dorsey Teacher Creates Lessons to Teach Black History

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. Creating these lessons has been a passion project for the duration of Davis’ career. When significant events happen, he makes it a teachable moment for his students with the hopes of empowering them. “I was inspired to give students a positive reflection of their history,” Davis said. “I wanted them to know about all of the outstanding accomplishments of Black people around