Category : California

West / California - 9 months ago

Rev. Jesse Jackson Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

The civil rights activist said he will be making “lifestyle changes” to slow the disease’s progression. Civil rights leader and politician Rev. Jesse Jackson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he announced Friday. “My family and I began to...

West / California - 10 months ago

7 Critical Questions To Ask Your Child’s Teacher

By Natasha S. Alford When I was a middle school teacher, I found myself praying for the protection and wellness of my students on the regular. For all the great times we had in the classroom, the kids, the majority of whom were black, were up agains...

West / California - 10 months ago

10 African-Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

By Associated Press The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhode...

West / California - 10 months ago

How Drake University is Increasing Diversity

Graduates of three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be guaranteed scholarships upon admission to Drake University’s law and pharmacy programs as part of an ongoing effort to increase diversity among Drake’s student body. The...

West / California - 10 months ago

LeBron James Mentoring Students

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has won the 2016-17 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award as selected by the Professional Basketball Writers Association (PBWA). The honor, named after the NBA’s second commissioner, is presented annually by th...