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“We Have a Crisis,” Says Gov. Newsom As State Pumps 1.7B in Homelessness Fight
July 4, 2019
Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion state spending plan he and legislative leaders are calling “the Affordability Budget” for the 2019-20 fiscal year. It took effect July 1 after the governor hashed out differences with the Assembly and Senate. ... read more »
Tournament of Roses 2019 Royal Court Selected
October 12, 2018
The Tournament of Roses® announced the seven members of the 2019 Royal Court.  Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process. Volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement. ... read more »
Congressman Ron Dellums: A ‘Fierce’ Focused Fighter
August 9, 2018
Dellums was a fierce, focused fighter for justice, an anti-war activist who served in the military, authored several CBC Alternative Budgets (budgets that focused on human needs rather than military buildup) and was an indefatigable fighter for South African freedom. ... read more »
UC Regents Approve Tuition Hike for Non-Resident Students
March 22, 2018
The University of California Board of Regents voted last Thursday to increase tuition for non-resident students, although board members said the hike could be eliminated if the state increases funding for the system. ... read more »
University of California offers in-state admission to 70,000
July 14, 2017
The University of California said Thursday it has offered admission to nearly 70,000 California undergraduates for the fall, a slight dip from last year's historic high, after receiving a record number of applications. ... read more »
Washington Prep Alum Shines as WNBA Player
March 15, 2017
Pro basketball player Reshanda Gray has shown off her expertise on the national and global stage. ... read more »
Access Granted: Alpha Esquires Introduces South L.A. Students To Careers In Tech
December 1, 2016
For the past year, Jordan along with over fifty African American males from South Los Angeles have been learning invaluable life skills through Alpha Esquires, an after school program which is led by members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. ... read more »
Jason Kidd endows men’s basketball scholarship at California
November 11, 2016
Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd has donated more than $1 million for a men's basketball scholarship with his former California program. ... read more »
Compton Community College District Provisional Board of Trustee Member Appointed
November 2, 2016
The Compton Community College District (CCCD) Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Nicole J. Jones as a provisional board of trustee member for Trustee Area 2. ... read more »
Crabbe Aides Trail Blazers in NBA Playoffs
May 12, 2016
Los Angeles native Allen Crabbe has gained more playing time for the Portland Trail Blazers this season. Crabbe played in 81 games, 30 more than his sophomore season. ... read more »
Services Scheduled for Henry ‘Hank’ Clark, Jr.,
November 26, 2015
He was an entrepreneur and among the first African-American McDonald’s franchise owners in Los Angeles Observances are scheduled this week for Henry Clark, Jr., who in 1969 became one of the first African-Americans to own and operate a McDonald’s franchise in the Los Angeles Crenshaw District. ... read more »
Derrick Gilbert aka Poet D-Knowledge, Dies at 45
November 12, 2015
Writer/Performer Dr. Derrick Gilbert, PhD, a/k/a poet D-Knowledge, lost his battle with liver disease on Sunday morning, November 1, 2015.  He was 45. Straddling the worlds of entertainment and academia, ... read more »
Former NFL Player makes TV Series About His Brother
July 2, 2015
Fox Sports video editor and documentarian Byron Jackson had a passion for film recording. He used his filming skills to create a documentary series about his brother, ... read more »
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