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Winners Announced for 2021 Virtual Oratorical Contest
April 29, 2021
Three local teens secured the top spots in the 2021 Oratorical Contest sponsored by Our Authors Study Club (OASC) and the Sigma Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. The virtual event was held March 27 and the awards were presented on April 10, with each recipient receiving certificates, gifts and cash prizes. ... read more »
NBA MVP and Three-Time NBA Champion Steph Curry Launches New Under Armour Collection Just in time for the Holidays
December 3, 2020
Latest partnership with NBA’s top shooter, Steph Curry, looks to bring opportunities to kids in low-income communities.  “Curry” by Under Armour focuses on the significance of sports as a tool for youth development.   ... read more »
Why is Suicide a Growing Problem in the Black Community?
September 26, 2019
The NNPA is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African American community. This is part II in the series.  ... read more »
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L.A. Live Turned Streetball Tournament
August 8, 2019
LA Live transformed into an epic streetball tournament August 2nd through the 4th for the 11th annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament.  ... read more »
Empowered LA Youth Host 6th Annual ‘Spring into Love’
March 15, 2018
This year’s event will focus on health topics that dramatically affect young people of color in the South Los Angeles community. ... read more »
After young Black man is gunned down in South L.A., Black teens jailed while white teen out on bail
November 23, 2017
It is expected at a future hearing that the DA’s office will move to have the two juveniles tried as adults thus paving the way for bail to be set depending on the judge’s discretion. ... read more »
Google’s Made With Code program has joined with Snap Inc to host  a contest for teens to code a geofilter
September 29, 2017
I have a pressing question:  Do you love the young people in your life?  If you do, would you make effort to share information that could positively impact their future?   Suspecting that the answers to both of the questions are a resounding—yes—then please make note that until October October 8, teens can go to MadewithCode.com to code a geofilter and submit a 100-word statement about the future they envision.  ... read more »
Harry Grammer Creates a New Earth for Incarcerated Youth 
August 3, 2017
New Earth is helping incarcerated teens transition back into their community.    ... read more »
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Autism and Law Enforcement: New ‘Spectrum Shield’ Program Addresses Concerns
February 15, 2017
Members of the LAPD and other law enforcement officers joined a group of teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) January 27-29 for a weekend of training at “Beyond the Label” ranch. ... read more »
American’s Blind Eye
January 14, 2016
America has become blind to the new modern day slavery that is called human trafficking. It is a heinous crime that involves humans being treated as possessions to be exploited for the profit and benefit of others. In 2008, estimates of 2.4 million people worldwide were victims of human trafficking and 1.2 million were minors. In addition 43% of victims were trafficked for sexual exploitation and 25% were trafficked for both sexual and forced labor. ... read more »
Kevon Gulley Wants To Save Black Boys
July 29, 2015
After a call from God, He realized he had work to do during a dangerous time for young Black men. ... read more »
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