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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, ...

Local teams hold their own in state Academic Decathlon

The academic decathlon is done for the 2016-17 school year, and a number of the perrennially successful teams from Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) are headed to Madison, Wis., to compete for the national championship, April 17-23. Granada Hills ...

CSU Board votes to raise tuition

The finance committee of the California State University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to raise tuition by 5 percent for the 2017-18 school year to address a shortfall in funding from the state in the face of increased demand for ...

Popular Black actresses honored at recent Spelman College fundraiser

Wearing their Sunday best, dozens of women gathered on the 2nd floor of Santa’s Monica’s Loews Hotel to participate in the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) 23rd annual Sisters’ Awards—Rhapsody in Art Jazz ...

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