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History Maker Mack Blazes a Trail in Public Garden World
February 27, 2019
It’s no secret that time spent in nature is a health benefit that enhances a person’s quality of life as a place of respite, recreation, education and exploration. ... read more »
Congresswoman’s Sister Remembered as ‘Joyful’ and ‘Radiating’
February 14, 2019
Watson Bradfield, a trailblazer in her own right, was born July 22, 1938 into a family of trailblazers.  She was the youngest of four children. Her father, William Watson, was one of the first African American police officers in Los Angeles. Her grandfather, Spencer Watson, was a civil rights activist, involved in organizing the pullman porters along with Bayard Rustin. And, her grandmother Belle O’Neal was the surgical nurse who worked on the first open heart surgery with Dr. Clarence Williams in Chicago. ... read more »
LAUSD Superintendent, Michelle King, Passes At 57 
February 7, 2019
King is remembered by LAUSD and city officials for her commitment to youth and education.  ... read more »
Administrators Aim to Improve Educational Issues in Black Community 
January 31, 2019
 The Council of Black Administrators (COBA) aim to help African American students succeed by addressing and resolving issues that are unique to young people of color.    ... read more »
Mission Accomplished! Day Six of the Teacher Strike Results in Historic Agreement for Public Education and the Community 
January 24, 2019
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) wrapped up day six of the teacher strike with a historic agreement that is said to change the future of public education.   ... read more »
Dr. Genevieve Shepherd, L.A. Educator and Activist, Passes
January 17, 2019
She inspired countless students, parents and everyone she encountered... ... read more »
Tyler Okeke, A Visionary Leader for Today’s Youth
December 13, 2018
In August 2018, Okeke was elected to serve as Los Angeles Unified School District’s(LAUSD)student board member for the 2018-19 school year. ... read more »
LAUSD Partners with Community Organizations to Significantly Improve Outcomes for Students of Color
December 6, 2018
The group will work to identify strategies to increase restorative practices and prevention services ... read more »
Verizon Donates iPads to South L.A. Middle School Students
October 4, 2018
In addition to the iPads, the students were treated to a technology fair where they obtaining hands-on learning experience ... read more »
LAUSD Teachers Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize Strike
September 6, 2018
The district has contended that the union's offer would increase the LAUSD's existing $500 million deficit in the current school year by another $813 million. It also claims the district's existing $1.2 billion reserve fund cannot be used to cover the union demands since it is already being used to offset the existing budget shortfall. ... read more »
LAUSD Reaches $22 Million Settlement with Molested Students
August 31, 2018
Nine sexual molestation victims of a former youth services coach employed by Los Angeles Unified for a program that took place after classes at Cahuenga Elementary and seven more similar victims of a former football coach at Franklin High School settled their claims for a collective $22 million, their lawyers announced today. ... read more »
UTLA Again Declares Impasse in Talks with LAUSD
August 2, 2018
LAUSD officials said they continue to be open to further negotiations on the issue. ... read more »
The Passing of Civil Rights Legend John Mack is a Deeply-Felt Loss to the Urban League Movement
July 19, 2018
While John’s service to the Urban League goes back more than half a century, his association with the leaders of the movement goes back even further. While he was studying for his Master of Social Work degree at Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta), he became a protégé of Whitney M. Young, then Dean of the School of Social Work. Just a few short years later, Young would take the helm of the National Urban League and ask John to lead the affiliate in Flint, Michigan. ... read more »
Villaraigosa: Leadership Calif. Can Trust
May 31, 2018
“As Californians, we have to grow together,” said former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who is now a heavyweight contender in a packed race toward the June 5 primaries for California’s next governor. ... read more »
McKenna to Host School Safety Town Hall Meeting in South L.A.
March 15, 2018
The event is in direct response to one of the deadliest school shootings in America’s history ... read more »
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