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High school seniors may earn STEM scholarships

High school seniors whose dream is to make a difference in the world by majoring in...

Many scholarship opportunities remain available for African American students

Every year, billions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships are given away to students to help them pay for tuition, books, and other college-related expenses.

Across Black America Week of Sept. 14, 2017

Alabama Judge Greg Griffin, a circuit court judge in Montgomery, is a habitual Facebook user with nearly 5,000 friends, reports the Washington Post.

Career program launched to benefit graduating Black college students

A partnership has been announced between Merck, a global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, and HBCUConnect.com, the largest social network and career site targeting the students, faculty, and alumni from Historically Black Colleges ...

Student loan debt continues to grow

In the last decade, student loan debt in the United States has grown more than $833 billion to reach an all-time high of $1.4 trillion, the global information services company Experian reported this week. Experian said in a statement that ...

Washington High begins new chapter in school history

Washington Preparatory High School has started in a new academic direction at the storied South Los Angeles secondary campus that everyone seems to be excited about. Borrowing from the past where high school consisted of multiple grades in a single ...

Civil Rights groups urge Black parents to lead on ESSA state plans

Sirraya Gant, the mother of two sons who graduated from high schools in Washington, D.C. said that getting involved in her older son’s academic career definitely helped their relationship. “Not only did it help him, but it also helped his ...

LA promise fund opens Charter School

One of the largest organizations supporting students in Los Angeles County, LA Promise Fund, is opening its second charter school in South Los Angeles: LA Promise Charter High School #1 at 52nd Street and Western Avenue. LA Promise Fund has ...

Minority students can pursue college degree in a high school

The Los Angeles Unified School District, Local District South and the Los Angeles Community College District have reached a groundbreaking agreement enabling Mervyn M. Dymally High School students to complete a college degree through Los Angeles Trade Technical College while ...

Black families believe racial inequality growing in U.S. schools

Black families overwhelmingly believe that their schools are underfunded, and that racial inequality is growing, according to a poll conducted by The Leadership Conference Education Fund (LCEF) and the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research firm.

Christmas in July planned at USC campus

Thanks to strong local support, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on Saturday will present laptops and scooters to 150 at-risk children during a free carnival that includes food, games, rides, medical screenings, athletic challenges and enough outdoor fun to inspire Santa ...

Educating Young Minds holds awards gala

Educating Young Minds recently held its 19th Annual Awards Celebration with guest speaker, Dr. George J. McKenna III, Ph.D., vice president of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. The celebration took place at a private estate in ...

Chris Paul and Kaiser unveil new computer labs to Watts students

Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with the Chris Paul Family Foundation, awarded a $100,000 grant to refurbish and equip two computer labs at elementary schools in the Watts neighborhood. The healthcare provider also brought something just as important to the students ...

Tickleberry Place, where healthy kids are happy kids

Co-founders and twin sisters Lauren and Meghan McElroy are on a unique mission to provide a safe and eco-friendly play space that will transform their South Los Angeles community. And they need the public’s help to reach that goal. Tickleberry ...

Kaylin Wesley: A warrior for good mental health

There’s an unfortunate tradition within the African American community that conflicts with the benefits of modern medicine and hospital care. Specifically, poor mental health is among the most undiagnosed illnesses among Black people, primarily because of the stigma attached.

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