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You Can Still Get Scholarships - Here's How
Written by Candice Richardson (Special to the NNPA from the Seattle Medium) 11 December 2008
A poor economy and dwindling resources for student loans may have you worrying more than ever about funding your child's college education. But there are still scholarships available for those ... read more >>
Brewer Takes Buy-out
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 December 2008
The tenure of the second African American Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has officially come to an end, with a lot of controversy. The Los Angeles Board of Education ... read more >>
Legislators, Faculty, and Students Call for Renewed Investment in Public Higher Education
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 December 2008
As the Legislature reconvenes amidst an economic crisis, education stakeholders gather to call for a "New Deal for Higher Education" from the Federal Government The State Assembly began ... read more >>
Watts Learning Center Gets Permanent Location
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 November 2008
The Watts Learning Center Charter School just got a little bigger. The long-awaited opening of the charter school's new permanent facility attracted the likes of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, ... read more >>
Maryland's Black Colleges Historically Underfunded
Written by Sean Yoes 06 November 2008
A new report says Maryland's Historically Black Institutions (HBI) have been historically underfunded by the state and more money has to be invested in Black schools if they are going to compete ... read more >>
Wesson Says Area Kids Have a Place in Space Travel
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2008
Young people from South Los Angeles have a future in space and science, according to Councilmember Herb Wesson. "If you can dream it, you can achieve it," said Wesson, who has become a strong ... read more >>
Three New Green Dot Schools Are Among the First in the Country to be LEED Certified
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2008
 Attorney General Jerry Brown Inaugurates Namesake Green Dot Public School Three New Green Dot Schools Are Among the First in the Country to be LEED Certified for their Environmentally Friendly ... read more >>
The Community Goes Back to School with Crenshaw High School Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 September 2008
While many Angelinos headed back to work after Labor Day, nearly 100 concerned parents, alumni, business leaders and community members embarked on a far more festive early morning ritual—cheering ... read more >>
Clean Hands Jingle Contest
Written by Voices Inc 15 August 2008
Winner gets $2500 Educational Scholarship.  Think you can write a :30 second jingle?  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is encouraging children to wash their hands to ... read more >>
Students Receive $42,000 in College Scholarships
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 July 2008
Twenty-one African American high school seniors received $2,000 college scholarships from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southern California.  These students were recently honored at ... read more >>
School Buses Get Environmental Makeover
Written by City News Service 17 July 2008
CNS - Almost $68 million in voter approved state bond funds will be used to make Southland school bus fleets environmentally friendly, it was announced. More than $47 million of the funding from Proposition ... read more >>
USC Cardiologist Program Loses Accreditation
Written by City News Service 17 July 2008
CNS - The program to train cardiologists at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center has been stripped of its national accreditation by the Chicago-based Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, ... read more >>
‘Operation Splash’ Kicks off Youth Swimming Program
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 26 June 2008
8,000 participants at 35 pools gain access to healthy activity, learn water safety, and gain job training through Kaiser Permanente’s $1.5 million program Kaiser Permanente and the City of Los ... read more >>
Cyber-Surfing Gives Everyone Easy Access to History
Written by ARA Content 19 June 2008
History is making history on the World Wide Web. With a click of the mouse, lifelong historians and those who just caught the history bug are taking to the Internet in record numbers to explore its nearly ... read more >>
Community Groups Host a College Advisement Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 June 2008
In an effort to improve the college admission prospects for students attending inner city schools. the Friends of the Hyde Park/Miriam Matthew Library, in conjunction with several community groups is ... read more >>
Crenshaw Students Take Second Prize at Regional Business Competition
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 05 June 2008
Autumn Taylor, 18 and Ariana Drummond, 18 both of Crenshaw High School, placed second out of 600 L.A. students for their Groovy Smoothie idea in the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship ... read more >>
ICEF Names School for Miss Lee
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 June 2008
ICEF Public Schools will name its View Park Prep charter elementary school in honor long-time teacher assistant Frankie Lee at their West Los Angeles campus on Monday June 9. Affectionately known as Miss ... read more >>
Fitness Kidz on National Health EducationTour
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 05 June 2008
Nutritionist Dawn Strozier was raised on healthy food but that didn’t stop her from adopting the high fat low fiber Standard American Diet (SAD) when she got out on her own. But a serious medical ... read more >>
Jury Deliberations Continue in Trial of Ex-Student’s Sexual Relationship Suit
Written by City News Service 22 May 2008
CNS - Jury deliberations continued last Friday in a case brought against Los Angeles Unified by a former high school student who alleges that school officials knew about her sexual relationship with ... read more >>
Lawmakers, Teens Debate 'Stop Saggin' Movement
Written by Kanita Mason, NNPA Special Correspondent 08 May 2008
It is known for being a fashion that originated in prison. Some think its cool while others believe it’s indecent. What is this nationwide debate? The phenomenon is known as “baggy pants.” ... read more >>
King Maker Foundation Seeks to Pass Civil Rights Baton at Howard University
Written by Khashiffa Roberts, NNPA Special Correspondent 08 May 2008
When Levy Daugherty began planning his foundation’s next major event, his vision extended into the next generation. The secondary and tertiary students, teachers and general supporters gathered ... read more >>
Survey Reveals Depression, Fear of Violence among South L.A. Students
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2008
CNS - Many South Los Angeles high school students are scared of violence on campus, dissatisfied with college preparatory classes and show signs of clinical depression, according to report based on ... read more >>
Drew University to Build New Research Building
Written by City News Service 24 April 2008
CNS - The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, which had been associated with now-closed Martin Luther King Jr.-Drew Medical Center, announced plans for a $43 million research and nursing ... read more >>
Black Colleges Seeking More Financial Support from Alumni
Written by Dionne Walker, Associated Press 24 April 2008
Making money, administrators at Virginia State University have learned, takes money. The majority Black school has spent millions of state dollars renovating buildings, partly to heighten school pride ... read more >>
CNN Kicks Off HBCU Tour at FAMU
Written by Stephanie Lambert, Special to the NNPA from Capital Outlook 24 April 2008
The Cable News Network made its first stop at Florida A&M University this month for it’s first ever Black in America Historically Black College or University Tour. “I think it was just ... read more >>

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