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UCLA Bruins Basketball are Ready to go to War
November 26, 2020
The UCLA men’s and women’s basketball teams are full of familiar faces along with talented new additions that will make them competitive in the Pac-12. ... read more »
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials Open for Enrollment in Los Angeles: Understanding the Importance of Diversity
November 19, 2020
We may end up with more than one COVID-19 vaccine, just like we have many medications for diabetes or cancer. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Donald R. Henderson
November 12, 2020
In Loving Memory of Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH ... read more »
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Jacqueline Waggoner Named President of Solutions Division at Enterprise Community Partners
October 22, 2020
Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), following a nationwide search, named Jacqueline Waggoner president of its Solutions division, which operates 11 market offices across the country and delivers policy, program, advisory and capacity-building support at the national, state and local level. As Enterprise embarks on an ambitious new five-year strategic plan, Waggoner will be a critical leader in leveraging all of the Solutions division’s capabilities to drive the organization’s three major priorities of increasing housing supply, advancing racial equity and building resilience and upward mobility. ... read more »
GENERATION LOST: UC-BERKELEY’S MISSING BLACK GRADUATES
October 8, 2020
In the mid-1960s, the University of California, Berkeley started its Educational Opportunity Program to target underrepresented applicants and combat this history of discrimination. Unsurprisingly, this program was asuccess and the number of Black freshmen continued to rise until 1996. That year, Governor Pete Wilson and Black conservative Ward Connerly led an effort to repeal these education gains by passing Proposition 209. ... read more »
Diversity Program Consortium: A National Program to get more African Americans and other Minorities to be Doctors in Health Science Careers is Coordinated locally at UCLA
October 8, 2020
One goal of the Diversity Program Consortium is to figure out the best ways to support minority students so as to help them succeed in medicine and science. ... read more »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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