Occidental College Launches Obama Scholarship

Occidental College recently announced the launch of its Barack Obama Scholars Program, saying the full scholarships to be offered will “empower exceptional students committed to the public good” consistent with “the principles President Barack Obama has advanced throughout his life.”

17th Annual Black College Expo hits LA Convention Center

  Thousands of students with folders of college information filled the Los Convention Center as the 17th Annual Black College Expo brought representatives from across the country to show Los Angles what historically Black colleges and universities have to offer on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The halls were full of young, Black students with gleaming eyes ready to speak to representatives of close to 100 colleges and educational programs, including Howard University, Tuskegee University and Fisk University. Not only was there information, but students also had to opportunity to apply and get accepted on the

Taste of Soul Scholarship recipients

Taste of Soul Scholarships are awarded for outstanding community service in the areas of education, healthcare, domestic violence prevention or sustainability. Bakewell Media’s Taste of Soul has given thirteen $500 scholarships to youth who applied earlier this year.  The following is a list of this year’s winners: Michael Allen graduated from St. Francis High School and will be attending Morehouse College in the Fall of 2015. He plans to study Business Administration and Finance.   Alec Bailey graduated at King Drew High School and will be attending UCLA in the Fall of 2015. He plans to major in Communications with

Summer Film Boot Camp Teaches Girls About Jobs in Hollywood

Hollywood Stuntwomen LaFaye Baker is hosting a program this summer for girls of color to expose them to diverse jobs in the film industry. Through her non-profit organization, Diamond in the Raw, Baker will host her annual Concept in a Box Film and Leadership Boot Camp starting in late June. The Concept in a Box Leadership and Film Boot Camp started in 2008. Young women between the ages of 12 to 18 can register for the program. “In the entertainment industry, we do not have a lot of minority women working behind the scene in production,” said LaFaye Baker. “What