Cheers West Edition

CHEERS!

Frances Gipson has been promoted to chief academic officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District. She will oversee instruction for more than 600,000 students in the district. Gipson will take the top instructional position after serving as the regional superintendent for schools in the eastern section of the district. There, she created “Team Kid,” Read More…

L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Pastors’ wives appear in health campaign

INGLEWOOD — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new national HIV prevention campaign on Dec. 12 featuring black pastors’ wives from the First Ladies Health Initiative in Los Angeles and Orange County. About 155 African-American pastors’ wives across the country, including 35 in Los Angeles and Orange County, are part of Read More…

Lead Story Local News West Edition

As it nears its 50th year, Kwanzaa strives for relevance

LOS ANGELES — While many people are focusing on after-Christmas sales on Dec. 26, many African Americans in South Los Angeles will turn their attention to the seven-day “Festival of First Fruits,” otherwise known as Kwanzaa. Throngs of residents, community organizations and businesses are expected to participate in the half-century old family- and community-centered holiday Read More…