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UCLA: Vickie Mays Named Special Advisor to the Chancellor on Black Life
September 3, 2020
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announced  that Vickie Mays, a professor of psychology and health policy and management, has been named special adviser to the UCLA chancellor on Black life. ... read more »
Advocates to State Senate: Diabetes Patients Can’t Afford to Wait on ‘Life-Saving’ Bill
August 6, 2020
Californians living with diabetes, a group of doctors and some African American healthcare advocates are asking the state Senate to take up -- and quickly vote on -- an “urgent” public health bill that lawmakers have put on ice. If passed, the legislation would place a $50 cap on monthly copayments insurers require diabetic patients to cover when buying their insulin treatments.   ... read more »
L.A. Care Announces New Group of Elevating the Safety Net Scholars
July 30, 2020
Eight students of color will receive full medical school scholarships ... read more »
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Police Repression Impacts Communities of Color and Workers
July 27, 2020
The police attack in Century City took place the year before a more famous LAPD abuse case involving motorist Rodney King. Millions saw the televised video of the police beating Rodney King as he lay on the ground. When the police were acquitted by a mostly white jury, the verdict triggered the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest. ... read more »
Top High School Basketball Star Commits to Howard University
July 9, 2020
Five-star high school basketball player Makur Maker has committed to play for Howard University. He chose Howard to encourage other top basketball prospects to commit to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). He turned down the likes of UCLA, Kentucky, and Memphis. ... read more »
Hathaway-Sycamores Announces the Retirement of Dr. Gail Allsup Jackson
June 25, 2020
One of the largest mental health agencies in LA County, announces the retirement ... read more »
UCLA Athletics Welcomes Student Athletes Back on Campus under COVID-19 Protocols
June 25, 2020
On Friday, UCLA released a four-phase plan to get their student athletes back on campus to prep for their new school year. The athletic department are allowing student athletes who live locally to return on campus starting this past Monday. ... read more »
Requiem for a Warrior, Lawrence “Larry” Aubry – A Champion of the People
May 21, 2020
On May 16, 2020, Larry Aubry passed away, and left a legacy that few can equal, but to which many should aspire. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in the time of southern segregation and came to Los Angeles at an early age, attending Jefferson High School. ... read more »
What Matters Most for Inglewood Children? High Performance or Politics?
April 30, 2020
The great Maya Angelou said, "Hope is born again in the faces of children." This sentiment should be a guiding theme throughout school districts nationwide, especially the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD). ... read more »
WNBA Hosts Virtual Draft
April 23, 2020
The WNBA practiced social distancing by hosting the first virtual Draft on Friday, April 17 on ESPN. One of the few athletic events that was not impacted by the COVID-19, the Draft was mainly broadcasted from the houses of league commissioner Cathy Engelbert and the Draftees. ... read more »
Urinary Bladder Cancer in African Americans
March 26, 2020
Dr. Wu’s study is called the University of California Minority Patient-Derived Xenograft Trial and Development Center (UCaMP). The UCaMP study will examine treatment options by looking at cells from patients with bladder cancer including African-Americans. ... read more »
UCLA Bruins Women’s Basketball says the Pac-12 is the best conference in the country.
March 9, 2020
The UCLA Bruins took a disappointing loss against the Stanford Cardinal last night. They are exiting the Pac-12 tournament with their heads held high and will use this as preparation for the NCAA tournament in a few weeks. ... read more »
UCLA Anderson School of Management Honors Ice Cube
March 5, 2020
The UCLA Anderson School of Management honored rapper, actor and entrepreneur Ice Cube today with the 2020 Game Changer Award, which recognizes influential business leaders in media, entertainment and sports. ... read more »
No. 8 UCLA Women’s Basketball Beats No.15 Oregon State 83-74 in Overtime
February 25, 2020
No.8 women’s UCLA basketball was coming off a tough loss to No. 3 Oregon Ducks just 48 hours before taking the floor again in Westwood. ... read more »
South LA Construction Career Academy Prepares Students for In Demand Construction Jobs
February 21, 2020
Los Angeles Urban League’s Construction Career Academy (CCA) held its first class of the new year this past week with a full house of diverse men and women of all ages looking to get into a construction trade.  CCA and many other workforce development programs are trying to fill employment gaps as labor shortages continue to plague the construction industry. ... read more »
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