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“I can’t believe this sh*t! I f**ing won a Tony!” — David Alan Grier
September 30, 2021
Grier finally took home his first trophy for his turn, on Broadway, in Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “A Soldier’s Play.” ... read more »
Leader of Pharmacy Robbery Crew Sentenced to Prison
September 29, 2021
A Lynwood man was sentenced today to 20 years behind bars for running a crew that committed 15 armed robberies of independent, mom-and-pop pharmacies across Southern California, with the intent of illegally selling the stolen prescription medication. Tyrome ``Boobie'' Lewis, 26, was found guilty in June of all eight felony charges he faced. Lewis has been in federal custody since his arrest in July 2019, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. ... read more »
Bridging the Digital Divide Is More Important Than Ever During the COVID Pandemic
February 12, 2021
policymakers have examined and talked about the “digital divide,” the shorthand term for the disparities in internet access that has contributed to many being excluded from the benefits of the Information Age. But it has taken the COVID-19 pandemic to bring home the seriousness and urgency of the problem. ... read more »
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Compton Community College District Has Two Board of Trustees Seats Up for Election in November
July 16, 2020
The Compton Community College District (CCCD) has two positions open on the Board of Trustees that will be elected by area voters during the upcoming General Election to be held on November 3, 2020. Applicants interested in running for a CCCD Board of Trustees position may find election and candidate information on the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website at www.lavote.net. ... read more »
Compton College’s Oliver W. Conner Promise Program Helps Recent Graduate and Mother Attend College with Less Financial Worries
February 14, 2020
Compton High School 2019 graduate Majesty Goodlow is currently attending Compton College nearly free of cost through the Oliver W. Conner College Promise Program, which provides two years of waived enrollment fees for local high school graduates, among other benefits. ... read more »
Compton College’s Campus Community Mirrors Population It Serves
October 17, 2019
Compton College’s population of students, faculty and staff reflects the diversity of the residents that live within the Compton Community College District (CCCD) service area, which encompasses 12 cities includingthe communities of Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and Willowbrook, as well as portions of Athens, Bellflower, Carson, Downey, Dominguez, Lakewood, Long Beach, and South Gate. ... read more »
WATCH: Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, a Six-Part Docu-Series Set to Premiere July 30th
July 27, 2018
ABOUT REST IN POWER: THE TRAYVON MARTIN STORY Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story examines the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. The six-part, unscripted documentary series looks at one of the most talked-about and controversial events of the last decade, ... read more »
Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule Civil Rights and Housing Advocates Join Forces
May 25, 2018
Across the country, an estimated $5.5 billion in HUD funding is awarded each year. Nearly two-thirds of these funds go to approximately 1,210 grantees through HUD’s Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant program.  With this year’s rule suspension and continuing for several years, grant recipients – largely state and local government jurisdictions -- can obligate their allocations without any concern for compliance with the Fair Housing Act rule.    ... read more »
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