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LAUSD Reports Decrease in Attendance, Kindergarten Enrollment
September 3, 2020
With virtual instruction well under way in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the superintendent said today average daily student attendance is at 88.4%, compared to 91.8% last year, with kindergarten classes seeing a major decline. ... read more »
Black News Channel’s Kelly Wright Interviews President Trump
August 27, 2020
It not only marked Trump’s first time on the network but also his initial interview with any African American-owned media. The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of 230 Black-owned newspapers and media companies that comprise the Black Press of America, has repeatedly requested interviews with the president throughout his nearly four years in office. ... read more »
Joe Biden picks California Senator Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential running mate
August 11, 2020
Biden reportedly had called Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), former Ambassador Susan Rice, and three other candidates to inform them on Tuesday morning that they were not his pick. Harris had routinely been seen as the top pick, but her clashes with Biden during the Democratic debates appeared to give Biden pause. ... read more »
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L.A. County Launches ‘WiFi Finder’ to Reduce Digital Divide During COVID-19
May 15, 2020
The L.A. County acknowledged the critical necessity for internet to be widely available across Los Angeles. Schools and other academic programs are only accessible online due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to American Community Survey Data for L.A. County, approximately 210,000 children have a computer. However, they do not have access to a broadband, nearly 300,000 students do not have internet access.The L.A. Board of Supervisors announced the WiFi Finder; a tool co-created by the 2-1-1 and LA County, equips L.A. County residents with a “one-stop approach to getting access.” ... read more »
After COVID-19 Let’s Build Back Better for Our Students
April 16, 2020
Build Back Better has become the mantra of post-disaster reconstruction, since the United Nations’ 2006 report, “Key Propositions for Building Back Better.” It points out that disasters can be leveraged as opportunities for change and improvement.   ... read more »
Los Angeles Rams linebacker Kenny Young gives back to community
February 13, 2020
Los Angeles Rams line-backer Kenny Young hosted his first event from his foundation, Tackle Young. He donated $5000 and over 400 books to Grape Street Elementary to purchase books for teachers and students to promote the importance of financial literacy. ... read more »
SCLC Names Winners of MLK Essay & Oratorical Contest
January 16, 2020
Six middle and high school students emerged as winners of the 5th Annual MLK Essay and Oratorical Contest. ... 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 »
Powerful Book For Young Black Boys Celebrates 25 Years With a Pledge to Get 1 Million New Readers
December 12, 2019
My Friend, My Hero, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a commemorative edition that includes an addendum of book discussion questions and now available ... read more »
Students Rally in Maryland’s Capital to Resolve Longstanding HBCU Lawsuit
December 6, 2019
Individuals from Bowie State, Coppin, Morgan State, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore arrived early and filled the streets chanting and demanding that lawmakers and Gov. Larry Hogan settle the longstanding dispute. ... read more »
USC Community Mourning Deaths of Nine Students in Past Three Months
November 14, 2019
University president, Carol Folt said eight students died since the fall semester began in the last week of August, two from unknown causes. ... read more »
Black Press Joins Congressional Black Caucus in Denouncing New Cuba Travel Ban
November 7, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the CBC, said suspending flights from the United States to all destinations outside of Havana is yet another cruel and counterproductive policy put forth by the Trump administration. ... read more »
New Jersey Seminary to Pay $27 Million in Reparations for Ties to Slavery
November 7, 2019
"The Seminary's ties to slavery are a part of our story," Barnes stated. "It is important to acknowledge that our founders were entangled with slavery and could not envision a fully integrated society. We did not want to shy away from the uncomfortable part of our history and the difficult conversations that revealing the truth would produce." ... read more »
Shaq partners with CIS and Epson to Donate to L.A. Schools
October 17, 2019
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal teamed up with Epson and Communities in Schools (CIS) to donate color printers, projectors and white boards to 11 schools. The schools will also have two years of free printer ink. To celebrate the partnership, O’Neal visited Daniel Webster Middle School to speak with the CIS kids and be the surprise guest at a schoolwide pep rally. ... read more »
Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Harvard in Affirmative Action Lawsuit
October 17, 2019
Harvard College’s lawsuit regarding the usage of race in admissions was upheld by federal judge Allison Burroughs Tuesday, Oct. 1. ... read more »
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