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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 >>
Brotherhood Crusade Receives $100,000 Boost from State Farm Youth Advisory Board
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 06 March 2008
Photo by Malcolm AliLeft to right: Ted Hope, Eddie Martinez, Charisse Bremond Weaver, Jessica Peres and Assemblymember Mike DavisOn Friday, February 29, State Farm Public Affairs Specialist Eddie Martinez ... read more >>
Study: Untraditional Schools Produce High Dropout Rates
Written by City News Service 28 February 2008
CNS - Just 100 high schools — many of them charter and alternative schools, and many in the Southland — produce more than 40 percent of the state’s high school dropouts, researchers ... read more >>
Angela Bass Can Turn L.A.'s Schools Around
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 28 February 2008
Mayor Villaraigosa appoints San Diego school reformer to lead the city’s students out of the depths of failure. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has appointed educator and school reformer Angela ... read more >>

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Students Address Curriculum Committee Regarding Single Gender Classes
Written by Christine Sabathia 28 February 2008
Christine Sabathia/Sentinel photo Representatives of ‘Boys Uplifted’ went before the LAUSD Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Equity Committee Feb. 14 to speak of the impact of single ... read more >>
3,000 Students - 40 Schools - One Love
Written by SWS 21 February 2008
SWS - At a time when so many historically Black colleges and universities are struggling due to a lack of endowment or decrease in student enrollment, there finally seems to be a light at the end of ... read more >>
Compton School Library Receives 10,000 Book Donation
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 21 February 2008
Access Books, a local volunteer program, delivered more than 10,000 books to Anderson Elementary School in Compton, Calif., on Feb. 9. The school’s library was replenished with new and gently ... read more >>

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A Heartfelt Dedication
Written by Christine Sabathia 07 February 2008
Henry Clay Middle School names John B. Spencer Hall after teacher who has dedicated three decades to educating students Never one to be nervous in the classroom, veteran teacher John Spencer ... read more >>
Change is in the Air
Written by Christine Sabathia 31 January 2008
Community partners with Crenshaw High School to improve quality of education The scene in Crenshaw Senior High School’s multi-purpose room on Monday was dramatically different than three years ... read more >>
Volunteers Refurbish Elementary School on Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Written by City News Service 24 January 2008
CNS - More than 500 volunteers spent part of Martin Luther King Day today helping to refurbish an elementary school in Gardena. Workers from Home Depot, L.A. Works and the South Los Angeles and Gardena ... read more >>
Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Help Fund New Charter Schools in L.A.
Written by City News Service 24 January 2008
CNS - Three Los Angeles-area public charter school operators received $23.3 million in grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to help fund 17 new charter campuses in the area. “High-quality ... read more >>
Alpha Kappa Alpha Donates $1 Million to Howard University
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 January 2008
Contribution caps emotional day of tributes during AKA’s centennial celebration Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s International President Barbara A. McKinzie, donated $1 million to Howard University ... read more >>
Man-to-Man Action Plan: Leaders Realizing King’s Dream Through Community Engagement
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 January 2008
Start your New Year to unite and collaborate for change. As our nation pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a meeting of the minds will be addressing solutions to the problems within the Black ... read more >>
Educational Center Enhances Learning Experience
Written by Christine Sabathia 17 January 2008
 Score Educational Center director Avianta Robertson helps kindergartener Kenneth Hunt sound out words on flash cards. Score’s motto:  When they love to learn, they'll learn Score Educational ... read more >>
First Annual Carter-Huggins Commemoration at UCLA
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 10 January 2008
January 17, marks the 38th anniversary of the assassinations of Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins at UCLA. Carter and Huggins were Black Panther Party leaders and student leaders ... read more >>
A Compton Middle School Receives Surprise ‘Pay It Forward’ Gift
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 10 January 2008
Bunche Middle Schools receives surprise “Pay It Forward” gift of brand new instruments delivered by Ralph Churchwell, musician/composer; Manuel Castaneda, music teacher; Kaveh Cohen, musician/composer ... read more >>
One Year Down, Three to Go
Written by Christine Sabathia 10 January 2008
Superintendent David Brewer III Superintendent David Brewer III Shares Year In Review The end of the year 2007 has come to a close, and so has David Brewer III’s first year on the job as superintendent ... read more >>
Celebrities Attend Rainbow Children’s Academy’s ‘Soulful Christmas Celebration’
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 January 2008
  L-R:  Michael Itaev, founder/project manager, Rainbow Children’s Academy, actors Jamal and Jerrod Mixon and Jac’QueLine Morris, program director.Rainbow Children’s Academy, ... read more >>
Jones Wins Election to Calpers Board
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 20 December 2007
Retirees Elect LAUSD Retired Chief Financial Officer    Henry Jones to Board of Administration SACRAMENTO, CA - Henry Jones, retired Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the nation’s ... read more >>
Black Male Academy Addresses Academics, Brotherhood
Written by Christine Sabathia 20 December 2007
Christine Sabathia/Sentinel photoKirk Kirkwood (center) is the director of the Black Male Academy, a College Bound program that addresses the need of academic success and brotherhood among African American ... read more >>

 

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