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Israel Matthews, Author, “Izzy’s Column”, Celebrates with Classmates at 2022 Senior Dinner at Lighthouse Christian Academy

By Michael Ashcraft – Forget Cinderella. Getting asked to the dance is an unwelcome downside to Prom. So Lighthouse Christian Academy did well by nixing Prom, as many conservative Christian schools have done across the nation.  Instead, the microscopically small Santa Monica private school (they boast just 50 students) held “Senior Dinner” last Saturday. Kids…

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Crimes Against Black Humanity Should Be Charged Against Los Angeles City and County Government for the Treatment of its Black People

The Southern Truth By Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief When I read recently on the United Nation’s website what were “crimes against humanity”, I was moved with righteous indignation because thousands of Black men, women, and children, on any given day fits the description of being victims of the atrocities listed as crimes against humanity. According to…

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Bill To Increase Education Funding for  Black Students Moves Forward in Assembly 

By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌|‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ With a 7-0 vote, the Assembly Education Committee approved legislation that would require California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction to identify — and provide targeted funding for — the lowest-performing pupil subgroup in the state. That sub-group is Black students. Assemblymembers Akilah Weber (D-San Diego) and Chris Holden…

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A Driver for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ray Fauntroy, A Man of Wisdom With a Vision for Black America, the Drum Call

“The deaths triggered the riots, but the unrest has been fueled for years by a lack of development in black neighborhoods and insensitivity toward those communities by local government,” said Ray Fauntroy, head of the local Southern Christian Leadership Conference chapter after deaths of black men during the Miami race riot in 1989. By Gloria…

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STEM Prep Schools Respond to Teacher Shortage by Investing in Local Community to Create its Own Teacher Pipeline

Los Angeles, Ca. – As school districts across the country grapple with teacher shortages, one local charter public school network is creating its very own teacher pipeline. STEM Preparatory Schools, a charter public school operator in the West Adams and Jefferson Park neighborhoods of South Los Angeles is looking to cultivate and invest in local talent who live and…

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Black Lives Should Also Matter in the Russia-Ukraine War

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Black Americans have enjoyed an enduring bond with Africa and their brothers and sisters living on the Continent, with many U.S.-based civil rights agencies, clergy members, and African American organizations taking a keen interest in the welfare of citizens in the 55-nation motherland. While the world…

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Emergency Intervention Plan of Action Seeking Help To Lead the Way for the Homeless Without Hindrances

The Southern Truth  By Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief Emergency Intervention Plan of Action better known as (E.I.) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization under the leadership of Eddie Flemming, a Lead Consultant and Field Organizer. Flemming along with several of his collaborative partners met recently at the headquarters of PACE NEWS  on 54th Street in Los Angeles…

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Our Black History: Frederick Douglass Speaks

“What, am I to argue that it is wrong to make men brutes, to rob them of their liberty, to work them without wages, to keep them ignorant of their relations to their fellow men, to beat them with sticks, to flay their flesh with the lash, to load their limbs with irons, to hunt them…

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Women’s History Month: California Org Honors Leaders, Discuss Priorities

By Charlene Muhammad |  California Black Media To mark Women’s History Month, The California Black Women’s Collective (CBWC) honored more than 100 Black women leaders from across the state from different professional backgrounds, including media executives, public health professionals, activists, politicians and more. The organization also held a series of panel discussions leading up to…

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More Than 1,000 Educators Participated In Legacy Conference Aimed At Improving Educational Outcomes For African American Students

The conference gathered education leaders and strategists with expertise in meeting the needs of Black students. Los Angeles, CA – More than 1,000 educators from the Green Dot Public School network participated online via Zoom on March 16, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the Fourth Annual Legacy Conference, themed: “Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders: Nurturing…

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