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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 »
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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 »
Student Athlete of the Week: Mecca Muhammad
August 15, 2019
Track runner Mecca Muhammad of the Pacific Coast Shockwaves won big at the 2019 Junior Olympics in Sacramento. She earned three championship medals after coming in first place in the 800m, the 4x800m, and the 4x400m in the 11-12 division. The 800m was the biggest challenge for Muhammad, one of her competitors outran her once before. ... read more »
New STEAM Lab Unveiled at South Los Angeles School
March 14, 2019
The new STEAM lab will serve third- through fifth-grade pupils at the 400-student K – 5 grade school. ... read more »
NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Talks Auction to Help Kids in STEM
March 7, 2019
All the mementos that served to recognize the Jabbar’s many accomplishments – the championship rings, MVP and All-Star trophies and other rare items from the legend – are available to the public in an auction that ends on Saturday, March 2. And, it’s all to benefit Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation, whose mission he said is to give kids a shot that can’t be blocked. ... read more »
USC Physicist Brings Reality To Science Fiction
July 26, 2018
Professor Clifford Johnson consults to television, film and fiction bringing real science to the table. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Chiderah Uzowuru
March 15, 2018
The talents of Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles guard Chiderah Uzowuru can be seen long after the final buzzer of women’s basketball games. ... read more »
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