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LAUSD and the Ellison Institute Launch Unite to Inspire Next Generation of Scientific Leadership
June 16, 2022
The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced a collaboration on June 13 to engage local students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) and inspire the next generation of scientific leadership through hands-on experience. ... read more »
Mudtown Farms Provides Homegrown Produce to Residents of Watts
April 21, 2022
Fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits are growing on 2.5 acres in the heart of Watts. Formally called Mudtown Farms, the huge urban agricultural park will provide homegrown produce and a healthy environment for local residents. ... read more »
Vaccination as an Act of Faith: Celebrate Easter by Protecting Against COVID-19 
April 14, 2022
Faith and science are not opposing forces: they are two sides of the same coin that have saved countless lives throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.   ... read more »
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Community Leader Ray Ealy Recognized by the California State Legislature
March 2, 2022
Pasadena resident Raymond Ealy was recently recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) as the 41st Assembly District’s Unsung Heroes for his positive impact in the community.   ... read more »
Actor William Shatner Joins Blue Origin Mission to Space
October 4, 2021
Actor William Shatner, who played Capt. James T. Kirk in ``Star Trek'' TV shows and movies, is planning to boldly go where few men and women have gone before. ... read more »
April 27: Dr. Shirley Jackson was appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2009
April 27, 2021
April 27: Dr. Shirley Jackson was appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2009 ... read more »
Where We Go from Here
February 18, 2021
So, for me, 2021 is about hope and about working for a better life for all and a better nation together as we rise from the terrible test that 2020 has been. It is about recommitting to one another and to good works to help our brothers and sisters in need. And even before we voted for inclusion, we were already making good trouble. White, Black and Brown nationwide took to the streets this past spring and summer to ask our nation — to demand of our nation — that we address the systematic racism that has plagued this country since its founding. That has torn the very fabric of our country and created so much pain and loss. With one voice, all were saying: ‘Please, at long last, fix this.’” — Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW ... read more »
New Coronavirus Vaccine Requires ‘Trust’ of African American Community
November 19, 2020
Researchers are urging more people of color to participate in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, but participation numbers so far are low. ... read more »
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L.A. County Gives Updates on Safety Compliance Certification Program: Businesses Self-Certify and Train for COVID-19 Protocol
October 15, 2020
The self-certified training program starts with watching a video, then one would complete a brief survey after the training visual, lastly the business would receive an emailed certificate. This is operated by the Los Angeles County Health Department. The program is completely voluntary, but it is put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus among guest and staff. ... 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 »
The Ray Charles Foundation Donates One Million Dollars to Help the Next Generation of Medical Doctors
March 5, 2020
The program will promote diversity in science and medicine with a focus on students from historically black colleges and universities ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Dylan Lewis
January 23, 2020
University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB) freshman Dylan Lewis rose quickly to become a key contributor in the Gauchos women’s soccer team. She was a starting midfielder for 16 out of 19 games, more than any other player on the team this season. ... read more »
Trump Signs Future Act to Help HBCUs, Minority-Serving Institutions
January 2, 2020
This action guarantees more than $2.5 billion over the next 10 years, including $850 million specifically for HBCUs,” the President stated. ... read more »
How to Be an Anti-Racist, According to Ibram X. Kendi
September 5, 2019
“A combination of memoir and extension of [Kendi’s] towering Stamped from the Beginning... Never wavering... Kendi methodically examines racism through numerous lenses: power, biology, ethnicity, body, culture, and so forth... This unsparing honesty helps readers, both white and people of color, navigate this difficult intellectual territory... Essential.” ... read more »

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