Cheers West Edition

CHEERS!

School administrator Earl R. Perkins received a Youth Council Men of Valor Award from the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People June 20. The assistant superintendent for school operations in Los Angeles Unified School District was recognized because of his contributions to black youth while being a positive Read More…

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Black ballerina’s promotion tells kids, ‘I can do that one day’

LOS ANGELES – For thousands of young African Americans who live to dance, the American Ballet Theater’s promotion of black ballerina Misty Copeland to principal dancer last week was confirmation that they, too, can achieve their dreams. Just ask Elicia Clayton, a 17-year-old visiting dancer at the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA) in Baldwin Read More…