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    By Dianne Anderson Ask DeMarco Washington what the kids need more of these days, and the answer is gaming, which is one of his favorite things… but it’s not always about fun. When he’s not mentoring or working on a career in the fire service, he is thinking of new ways to lure Black students ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kids having a tough time adapting to this strange new virtual world can soon see some old familiar faces, and feel closer to their second home at Akoma Unity Center in San Bernardino. Starting September 8, Akoma launches its virtual program with a curriculum that mirrors its typical after school program. Students ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Ask what Markel Cooper is doing lately, and he usually answers like any identical twin would — in the plural. “We’re working on our credential at this point,” he said. “We’re going to be teaching physical education, and we plan on getting our masters. We’ll probably get into athletic directing, then starting ...
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    By Dianne Anderson To get into the heads of the Z Generation, today’s most challenged teens, requires more than a one size fits all approach. It takes a lot of style, something that Sigma Beta Xi has more than enough to go around. Programming got off the ground six years ago, and since then students ...