HACLA Joins U.S. DOT Assistant Secretary to Celebrate ‘RAISE Up Watts’ Grant Funding

On Tuesday, August 8, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Christopher A. Coes (U.S. DOT) met with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) executives, local authorities and community members to celebrate the recently awarded grant funding for the “RAISE Up Watts: Catalyzing Connectivity through Active Transportation” project in Los Angeles.

Instrumental Music Returns to Dorsey High School

Jasmyne Pope, Dorsey High School’s new band teacher, has implemented a renewed vision to create exposure to instrumental music for the school and for the community. Her course schedule includes Modern Band, Performance Band and Music Appreciation.

Hazel Harris Salutes Others at 80th Birthday Celebration 

At the classy Create The Lab venue, Hazel Carmack Harris invited nearly 200 people to a masquerade party for her 80th birthday.   However, instead of celebrating her eighth decade, the retired educator and community advocate saluted four people she described as “making the city of Los Angeles a better place to live.” 

Taste of Soul Is Here!

Excitement is building throughout L.A. as people anticipate the 17th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival, set for Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Crenshaw Blvd., between Stocker St. and Obama Blvd.

Educational Nonprofit Sends Youth Participants to College with $4 Million

Educational Nonprofit Sends Youth Participants to College with $4 Million in scholarship funds. The program, which serves 50 foster youth and low-income youth each year, guides these students in gaining access to post-secondary education with little to no student debt.

The Person Has Been Rated RESILIENT

Resilient Walker is the title of all things – Dr. Shree Walker’s book, the name of her company, as well as the word’s the educator, motivational speaker, and CEO lives by.

Children’s Book ‘Justice’ Addresses the Impact of Incarceration

Mass incarceration has been an issue that has plagued the Black community for decades. LAUSD psychiatric social worker and Dorsey alum Rasheeda Jones created the children’s book “Justice” to help youth cope with having a close loved one in incarceration. While she wrote the book to help youth deal with being impacted by the issue, it also helped her cope.