Cheers Uncategorized West Edition


Kelly Lytle Hernandez, a professor of history and African American Studies at UCLA, has been awarded the 2018 John Hope Franklin Prize for best published book in American Studies. The book, “City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965,” offers a history of mass incarceration and immigration debates.

The award honors historian John Hope Franklin and is distributed yearly. Recipients receive $1,000.

Austin Moore, a native of South Los Angeles, has been named to the 2018 fall semester Dean’s List at Ohio Wesleyan University. To earn dean’s list recognition, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.

Moore, who is a senior at the college, also was recently elected student body president. He is majoring in economics and politics and government. He was the 2018 recipient of the Jan W. Baran and Kathryn K. Baran Endowed Fund for the Encouragement of Post Graduate Fellowships for his research on the psychological impact of slavery and the religious differences within the African-American community today.

Doris Morgado

Doris Morgado, a Southern California actress, received the award for best supporting actress at the Top Shorts Online Film Festival, for her role as Camila in “The Terms of Us.” The cast of “The Terms of Us,” also was honored as the Best Ensemble.

A native of Venezuela, Morgado got her first on-screen role in 2007, when she was cast as Leona Stevens in the short romantic-comedy “Switch.” Since then, she has appeared in movies and TV shows such as “Logan,” “Chicago Med,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Blackhats,” “Acts of God,” “Snitch,” “America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back,” “Teen Wolf” and “Criminal Minds.”

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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