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COMMENTARY: What Do the 2019 Elections Mean for 2020?
November 22, 2019
While Democrats scored some gains, the Mississippi governor's mansion is still in Republican hands. Mississippi has the largest concentration of Black people – 39 percent – of any state, but African Americans remain underrepresented among elected officials in Mississippi. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Aaliyah Jordan
September 5, 2019
Junior outfielder Aaliyah Jordan is a key contributor to the UCLA softball team, she is third on the team in batting average at .383 percent, aiding the UCLA Bruins to a 56-6 overall record and a Women’s College World Series (WCWS) victory. ... read more »
A CELEBRATION of the LIFE of JUANITA STEPHENS SCOTT
May 9, 2019
APRIL 27, 1919 to APRIL 30, 2019 ... read more »
$62 Billion in Education Cuts Proposed, Key College Aid Could Be Slashed
April 4, 2019
Every budget defines priorities and values. To put it another way, what’s really important in life gets supported financially. For many families, having a home, food, and utilities usually rank pretty high. Then there are other budgetary concerns like saving for college or having a ‘rainy day’ fund to cover less frequent costs that can be much higher than the size of the next pay check.    ... read more »
Billy James Releford, Sr. Inspired Many Lives
March 22, 2019
Dreaming “Big Dreams” in Wagoner, Oklahoma was no easy task for a young man living during that time.  Billy graduated from Lincoln High School in Wagoner in 1957.  The incomparable work-ethic instilled in him by his father, the unwavering love of his mother and the life lessons from Aunt Rosie, who affectionately called him “Tunny Boy”, created the fire and the desire to succeed in life.  These family lessons became the foundation for self-reliance and self-determination. ... read more »
Murray waits to measure up after picking NFL over baseball
February 21, 2019
Now that Kyler Murray has decided to play in the NFL instead of reporting to spring training as a first-round draft pick by baseball's Oakland Athletics, the questions can shift to the Heisman Trophy winner's height. ... read more »
Unexpected For-Profit College Closures Come Before Christmas
December 27, 2018
“…this year, just a week before Christmas, there are people who were dealing with the aftermath of something far colder than the weather: college closures with no advance notice and a promise of more information at a date yet to be determined.” ... read more »
SCAQMD Refinery Committee Directs Development of Measure to Phase Out Toxic Chemical at Two Refineries
September 28, 2018
The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Refinery Committee today directed agency staff to develop a regulation by May 2019 to better mitigate the risk from – or possibly phase out -- the use of a highly toxic chemical used at two Southland refineries. ... read more »
Dallas Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Warrant
September 13, 2018
A White Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a Black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. ... read more »
Kavanaugh’s Civil Rights Views Studied Ahead of Confirmation
September 6, 2018
It was an issue of great interest to his boss, President George W. Bush who favored race-neutral admissions. Staff prepared a response anticipating the practice would be struck down, saying, "We must be ever mindful not to use means that create another wrong and thus perpetuate our divisions'' in the pursuit of diversity. ... read more »
America’s Teachers Need More Community, Parental Support
August 27, 2018
The latest data from the Center for American Progress shows that the average salary for an attorney is more than two times that of elementary and middle school educators. The Washington Post reported last week that nearly 1 in 10 hosts who rent out their apartments, homes and spaces on Airbnb are teachers. Low salaries, compared with other college graduates, may inhibit highly-effective professionals from pursuing a career in education; specifically for people of color who currently make up just seven percent of public school teachers. ... read more »
NBA Announces Early Entry Candidates For 2018 NBA Draft Presented By State Farm
April 24, 2018
The National Basketball Association announced today that 236 players -- 181 players from colleges and post-graduate institutions and 55 international players -- have filed as early entry candidates for the 2018 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. ... read more »
SEC and Big 12 Champs Clash in 2018 Rose Bowl
December 30, 2017
The 2018 Rose Bowl will profile the nations best football programs as the Oklahoma Sooners battle against the Georgia Bulldogs on January 1. ... read more »
USC rallies late but falls short against Oklahoma, dropping their third-straight loss
December 14, 2017
The Trojans never led during the game; but if there was a positive to take away, the Los Angeles school was mounting an 18-point second-half deficit and having a shot to win at the buzzer. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (12/14-12/21/2017)
December 14, 2017
Notes, and things picked on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
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