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    By Dianne Anderson Once more, every participant that graduated from the Council of African American Parents program is going off to attend some of the state’s top colleges and four-year universities, proving that even the worst pandemic year couldn’t stop progress. Ingrid Johnson said they continue to teach students how to succeed, and also parents ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Growing scaffold-based human skin and other essential organs is nothing new in the world of biomedical engineering, but it never ceases to amaze the kids. For Anaya Blade, her sights are set on kids and students in engineering, letting them know that every field of research is fascinating, from healthcare to clinical ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Year after year, too many interns to count return to the Blu Educational Foundation. Some are looking for a real job, and some just want to give back to help others make their way through higher education. It’s all a circle. M’Cheala Prince said that their interns often come back to help ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Chipping away at institutional racism is not so much about applying pressure as such, but Dr. Fred Calhoun likes to think of it more as a process of encouraging diversity, which is his goal with Orange County educational systems. Sometimes, it could be a meet and greet to talk about the solution. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Perseverance to the top of their career paths, and a strong dedication to give back to the community are a few of the finer attributes that Long Beach City College looks for in their distinguished Hall of Famers. Paula Barrow, director of Development and Alumni Relations with the LBCC Foundation, said their ...
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    Ervin will join the District on July 1 The San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Harry “Doc” Ervin as Superintendent. Ervin will assume the leadership post on July 1, officially filling the seat vacated by Dr. Dale Marsden. Ervin joins SBCUSD from Bakersfield City School District, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Knowing the numerous variations of blackness, of skin tones, of ideology and backgrounds, Dr. Adisa Ajamu set out to make a home away from home at UCI that, in some ways, resembles his alma mater. Probably the most important thing that his HBCU provided was a safe space for students to be ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Being a superwoman has its challenges and responsibility to bear…always ready to come to the rescue, even though they never signed up for the job. This week at at Long Beach City College, students are reflecting on some of the long term health and wellness impact of Black women as they carry ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black Wall Street, an area around Greenwood Ave. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 41 years after slavery was a burgeoning community, home to about 10,000 Black professionals, business owners, luxury shops with over $200 million circulating through the local economy. Doctors, homeowners, newspapers, taxis, people from all walks of life contributed their expertise to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s not that Jamal Myrick, Ed.D never had any struggles, it’s just that he prefers to look at life through an anti-deficit lens, and a winning mindset that he passes on to his scholars and mentees. Growing up, he said he didn’t personally know anyone that attended college, but he attributes his ...