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MAKING A DIFFERENCE Outkast Academy uses art to help inner-city youth thrive

LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Newton fell in love with dance at the age of 9. As a young woman from an “at-risk background,” who found herself changing schools nine times during her adolescent years, dance became her lifeline.  During her teens, she found a home at Los Angeles High School, where she expanded her dance repertoire. At Read More…

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Rodney King’s daughter seeks to establish scholarship

LOS ANGELES — Lora King, the daughter of the late Rodney King, whose beating by LAPD officers triggered the 1992 riots, will launch the “I am a King” scholarship to celebrate black fathers. She announced the scholarship April 29, the 27th anniversary of the start of the six-day-long explosion of urban violence that broke out Read More…