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L.A. Rams Celebrate Kenny Washington Scholarship Recipients
June 23, 2022
In conjunction with the Rams Inspire Change initiative, the franchise created the Kenny Washington Memorial scholarship. Last month, the reigning Super Bowl champion Rams celebrated the inaugural 13 students that earned the scholarship during the Fulfillment Fund’s Sip and Celebrate event that took place at Sofi Stadium. ... read more »
Little Miss African American Pageant Extends Deadline to Participate
June 9, 2022
Applications will be accepted online until June 17, for the 28th Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant, which takes place on Sunday, August 14, at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Sisters of the Skies and Delta Air Lines Host Fundraiser for Future Black Female Pilots
March 17, 2022
The purpose of the gala is to seek to improve the current number of Black female pilots which stands roughly north of 150 in the United States for those holding Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial, Military and or Certified Flight instructor licenses. The first gala was held in February 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia honoring the first All-African American Female flight crew. This year the SOS brings fundraiser back to where it began again recognizing Black women who are first in their aviation careers. ... read more »
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Summerfield Family Award Scholarships in Memory of Murdered Son
July 1, 2021
The loss of a child is never assuaged, but Dwight and Patricia Summerfield tried to alleviate the pain by presenting $41,667 in scholarships to five college friends of their late son, Andrew Joseph Summerfield. ... read more »
UCLA Mellon Grant to Establish Archive About Mass Incarceration
February 5, 2021
UCLA scholars are launching an initiative to collect, digitize and preserve an archive of data, testimonies, artifacts and police files for the next generation of research on racial and social justice, ... read more »
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Does It Again and Raises $1 Million in Support of HBCUs
October 1, 2020
“We did it, we did it again!” Dr. Glenda Glover, AKA International President and Chief Executive Officer shared with excitement in a video message to sorority members. “The online receipts alone totaled more than $1.3 million. We can now continue to provide endowments to our treasured HBCUs.” ... read more »
30 Winners of $1.2 Million in Edison Scholars Program Announced by Edison International
April 9, 2020
Thirty high school seniors in Southern California Edison’s service area have been named 2020 Edison Scholars and will be awarded $1.2 million in scholarships by Edison International to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) studies.  ... read more »
Howard University Receives Record Donation for STEM Scholarships
February 20, 2020
“I am proud of Howard’s continued efforts to drive economic development in the District. Adding critical residential and retail amenities transforms vacant and underperforming assets into thriving communities that both improve the fabric of the neighborhood and add vitality to Howard’s mission,” said Howard President Wayne Frederick. “I am also particularly happy that we were able to include Gideon, which is headed up by a strong Howard University Alumni with a history of giving back.” ... read more »
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From Child Phenom to Major Star, Dawnn Lewis Continues to Shine
February 13, 2020
Dawnn Lewis (Manuel Harlan photo) Dawnn Lewis is like a close family friend. She’s endeared herself to audiences around the globe who watched her amazing growth from child phenom to major star. ... read more »
Application Period Now Open for $1.2 Million Edison Scholarship Program
October 4, 2018
Scholarship recipients will be announced next spring. ... read more »
Youth Employment Solutions, Providing Valuable Resources for Inner City Families Since 1993
September 6, 2018
These programs were created over a span of 20 years with the help of a planning grant from Youth Build USA and a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ... read more »
Jay Z, Beyoncé Awarding $1M in Scholarships to ‘Exceptional’ High School Students 
August 30, 2018
Hip-hop superstar Jay Z and his wife, Beyoncé, have announced a new scholarship program that will award 10 scholarships worth $100,000 each to “exceptional” high school seniors who demonstrate financial needs.  ... read more »
Sean “Puffy” Combs Donates $100,000 to Ladylike Fundraiser in L.A.
June 8, 2017
The Ladylike Foundation held it’s 9th Annual Women of Excellence Scholarship Luncheon, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Ca. on June 3, 2017. ... read more »
Cal State LA forum features world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni
May 18, 2017
The Department of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles presented its 10th Annual Pan-African Studies Forum on May 10, featuring world-renowned poet, writer, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni. ... read more »
Navigating The Future: Taste of Soul Scholarship recipient Ashley Williams
September 21, 2016
College undergrad Ashley Williams talks about how the Taste of Soul scholarship has changed her life. ... read more »
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