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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.

UCLA to offer scholarships in honor of Jackie Robinson

Thanks to a series of donations and a university matching fund, UCLA announced this week the creation of the Jackie R. Robinson Centennial Scholars Endowed Scholarships that will support students participating in the four sports Robinson played while attending the ...

Two newcomers join LAUSD board

A pair of candidates heavily backed by charter-school proponents will be taking over seats on the Los Angeles Unified School District board, potentially signaling a major policy shift in the nation’s second-largest school district. Despite topping a four-candidate field in ...

Workshop offers certification for high-speed rail

Entrepreneurs who plan to be in Northern California at the end of the month can attend a free half-day small busines certification workshop in Sacramento at the Center for Employment Training. The workshop is being produced by the California High ...

Minority boys learn coding at summer tech academy

The deadline for applications to the Teen Exploring Technology Summer Coding Leadership Academy is Saturday, April 29. The program is open to young men of color seeking coding experience. The goal is to bring more diversity to the tech sector. ...

Leon Garr turns 103; gets South L.A. intersection named in his honor

Entrepreneur Leon Garr celebrated his 103rd birthday on March 26, and during the festivities, his granddaughter Gera’e Vernon and his daughter Ranza Trotter announced that on March 22, a motion was introduced by Los Angeles Council member Marquees Harris-Dawson that ...

Lucas, Hobson fund scholarships

“Star Wars” director George Lucas’ family foundation has upped its support of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, with a second $10 million endowment aimed at recruiting and supporting Black and Latino students and bolstering diversity in the entertainment industry, ...

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