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New UCLA Study – State Makes Progress On Goal To Guarantee Water As A Human Right
September 12, 2019
Now, a new UCLA study finds, the state may be making progress on turning that goal into a reality. ... read more »
Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack signs 4-year, $57M extension
September 5, 2019
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack has signed a four-year, $57 million extension, placing him under contract through the 2023 season. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Aaliyah Jordan
September 5, 2019
Junior outfielder Aaliyah Jordan is a key contributor to the UCLA softball team, she is third on the team in batting average at .383 percent, aiding the UCLA Bruins to a 56-6 overall record and a Women’s College World Series (WCWS) victory. ... read more »
Bullied Employee Collects $1.58 Million From UC Regents
August 29, 2019
Former UCLA employee Nicole Birden said she feels “good about her victory” now that UC regents have been ordered to pay her $1.58 million, as compensation for her experience in what she and her attorney James DeSimone are calling a hostile and racist work environment. Birden, who is African American, said she was constantly bullied and called names including the N word during her work as a phlebotomist for UCLA. She was eventually terminated, she said, without ever having been written up or subject to any other disciplinary action. ... read more »
XFL Announces The Los Angeles Wildcats
August 29, 2019
The XFL revealed eight brand new teams, which included the Los Angeles Wildcats who will take the field for their home games in 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. ... read more »
Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse Bring NBA Edge to Tennessee
August 16, 2019
Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. ... read more »
Gene Hale Foundation Donates $10,000 to GLAAACC Scholarship Fund
August 15, 2019
Since its inception in 2006, The Hale Foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to provide a helping hand to low-income families, children and young adults. In addition to providing money for educational scholarship donations, The Hale Foundation has donated to organizations that give assistance to children affected by homelessness and malnutrition.  Other beneficiaries of The Hale Foundation include: the United Negro College Fund, the L.A. Southwest College Education Foundation, Inner City Arts, Parents of Watts, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and L.A. Child Guidance Clinic. ... read more »
Ex-UCLA Employee Awarded Nearly $1.6M in Harassment Suit
August 9, 2019
The Los Angeles Superior Court jury rejected Nicole Birden's claim that she was fired in 2016 due to her race, but the panel determined she was subjected to severe or pervasive harassment because she is black and that her supervisors failed to take corrective actions. ... read more »
UCLA and USC Learn from Mistakes During New Season
August 8, 2019
Last football season was difficult for any fan of the USC Trojans or the UCLA Bruins. After two successful seasons, the Trojan hit a lull and finished with a middling 5-7 overall record. The Bruins struggled as they transitioned to Chip Kelly being at the helm, only securing three wins. ... read more »
SoCal NOMA Prepares Young Students of Color to Break Barriers in the Architecture Industry
August 1, 2019
According to Reuben E. Jacobs, former events coordinator for NOMA’s southern California chapter (SoCal NOMA), it was about 12 years ago that the organization’s leaders decided that “they really needed to do something to bring the next generation into architecture and urban planning.” Thus was born Project Pipeline, a national initiative to introduce young people of color to the field. NOMA tasked its chapters across the country to organize camps with the purpose of educating youth on the basics of architecture. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Kinsley Washington
July 4, 2019
“I don’t know why everyone is stressing, we are going to win this game,” UCLA sophomore Kinsley Washington continued to reassure her teammates during game two of the Women’s Softball World Series (WSWS). The Bruins were battling against the Oklahoma Sooners for the national title and had defeated them 16-3 in game one of the three-game series.   ... read more »
The Angel City Games Presented by the Hartford Reaches its Fifth Year
July 4, 2019
Angel City Sports recently hosted their fifth annual Angel City Games presented by the Hartford. The weekend-long event allows people with different abilities to learn and compete in various adaptive sports. Angel City Games presented by the Hartford has expanded in its offerings and popularity since its inaugural year. ... read more »
Schetema Nealy Becomes First African American Female to Earn Ph.D. in Chem from UNLV
May 30, 2019
Raised in San Bernardino, California by a single mom, with four other children, there wasn’t anything extraordinary about Schetema Nealy’s childhood, at least on the surface. Because, one would have to be at least a bit extraordinary to accomplish what she did recently, becoming the first African American female to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Sentinel recently caught up with Nealy to talk about her accomplishment and how it came to be. ... read more »
Lakers Hire Judy Seto as Director Oof Sports Performance
May 24, 2019
Seto most recently served as Director of Sports Performance for Select Physical Therapy, where she developed, designed and implemented sports science concepts and technology to maximize athletic performance, minimize injury risk and facilitate timely return to competition. Returning to the Lakers after serving as the team’s head physical therapist from 2011-16, she has previously worked in physical therapy roles with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles-based HealthSouth and the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. ... read more »
Paul R. Williams’ Artwork Resurrected at UCLA
May 16, 2019
In 1894, the infant Paul R. Williams was born into a happy family who traveled to Los Angeles from Memphis, TN, most likely in search of better opportunities. But he was only two years old when tragedy struck. His father died in 1896, his mother followed suit in 1898. ... read more »
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