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Clinton stumps at Southwest College

Pushes comprehensive immigration reform, affordable college

As the presidential campaign makes a shift westward in preparation for the upcoming California June 7 primary, Southern California and in particular South Los Angeles got a taste of the excitement surrounding Hillary Clinton. The Democrat made a number of stops this week including a Saturday appearance at Los Angeles Southwest College.

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King envisions learning environment that rewards all

Michelle King, the new superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest public school district, has a simple mission—she wants to provide a learning environment that enables all students to realize their dreams and goals.

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Waters proposes bill to end homelessness

Rep. Maxine Waters, (CA-43), last week introduced legislation that she said will end the crisis of homelessness in America.

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Out of the ordinary presidential politics

The results from the latest round of presidential primaries and caucuses demonstrated that 2016 is “not your father’s presidential election” and what is considered “traditional,” “conventional” or even “normal” is definitely not happening this year, says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication at USC.

Summer gladness

Thousands of jobs available to youth

Finding a job for the summer is more than a way for young people to earn money to subsidize activities during that period between June and August when school is out and your time belongs to you.

African American loan fund available in Los Angeles

African-American businesses in existence for at least two years with one to 200 employees and up to $2 million in revenue who are seeking funding for working capital, debt refinancing, the purchase of owner-

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Supreme Court nomination up in air

Republicans vow to block Obama

The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, has set Washington abuzz with talk of his replacement, and among the names that have been mentioned are California State Attorney General Kamala Harris, who currently is campaigning for the U.S. Senate Barbara Boxer currently occupies.

100 days of work

Councilman recounts achievements

It has been 100 days since Marqueece Harris-Dawson joined the Los Angeles City council to represent the 8th District, and on Saturday the community will have the opportunity to come out to Crenshaw High School from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to mark the occasion. The event will feature activist and journalist Dominique Diprima as a special guest as well as music, food and entertainment for the entire family.

Black Catholics talk incarceration

Urge leaders to spread the word

If the leadership of the nation’s 3 million Black Catholics had an opportunity to have an audience with Pope Francis during his six-day visit to America, which continues through Sunday, one of the key issues they would discuss is the mass incarceration of Blacks in America, explained Johnnie Dorsey.

Southwest College hosts start-up weekend

Open to tech, entrepreneurial communities

Prospective entrepreneurs and techies will join forces Sept. 25 to spend a weekend at Los Angeles Southwest College conceptualizing and developing a business as part of Startup Weekend.

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