Education

Experience the Community: L.A. Public Charter Schools Near You

The global health pandemic has upended education for many families in unexpected ways. As we slowly emerge out of this crisis, many of us are beginning to reimagine what education will look like moving forward. You may now be thinking about the fall and new school options available in your community that may offer you…

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Hate in the U.S. Can be Healed in Childhood

By Audrey Landeros On January 6, I received a frantic call from my grandmother asking if I was aware of what was going on in Washington DC. At the time, I didn’t know what she was talking about, but it wasn’t long before I’d turn on the news and watched with disbelief as thousands of…

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A Message From Dr. King, Listen

  Before the Pilgrim Father’s landed at Plymouth, we were here. Before Thomas Jefferson etched across the pages of history the words I just  quoted, we were here. Before the beautiful words of The Star-Spangled Banner were written, we were here. And for more than two  centuries our forbearers labored here without wages. They made…

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Civil Rights Activist James Meredith Announces Plans To Open Museum

By Vickie King From MississippiToday.org MISSISSIPPI-Author and civil rights activist James Meredith announced plans Wednesday to open a museum that will chronicle his life’s accomplishments, house an archival library and provide a sanctuary for those wanting to study the Bible. The project, announced at a press conference, fulfills a continuing dream of Meredith’s to “help…

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The Personhood Alliance’s Official Position On Vaccine Ethics

The most current information on unethical and ethical COVID-19 vaccine candidates can be found here. The national board of directors of the Personhood Alliance announced today its official position on vaccine ethics. This announcement comes at a critical time, as vaccine development and other treatments for COVID-19 race forward and as new laws make it more difficult…

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Judge: People in Prison Can Receive $1,200 Stimulus Payments

By Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media The first round of economic impact payments funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act, has been opened to a new group of Americans. Incarcerated individuals can now apply to receive their stimulus payments of up to $1200. According to a June…

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California’s Corporate Pipeline Needs A Refresh

By Marc Morial In 1996, California banned affirmative action by passing Proposition 209. Since then, the business community has struggled to make inroads in diversity and representation. Last month, Reuters reported that Wells Fargo’s CEO Charles Scharf said that “the unfortunate reality is that there is a very limited pool of black talent to recruit from.”…

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David Miller, Co-Publisher, Our Weekly, Elected Chairman of the Board Of Voorhees College, a Historical Black College and University

By Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief LOS ANGELES—David Miller, a recent PACE Glory Awards recipient, light, fueled by his mighty good works, is shining so bright so much that he was elected Chairman of the Board of Voorhees College, a distinguished Historical Black College and University (HBCU) where he started in 1980 until he walked with degree…

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