Cheers West Edition


Tahani Anderson, a 13-year-old Los Angeles resident, has made it to the top five remaining contestants of the national reality show “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.”

“It’s crazy! You don’t know what is going to happen,” Tahani said. “When I dance on stage, I dance every time like it is my last week. Sometimes it can be stressful, but I have to remember that it’s a TV show.

Tahani attends the iQ Academy California-Los Angeles, a tuition-free, public online school. Tahani has been enrolled in the virtual academy since 2014 and balances her school work with her passion for dancing. Tahani has a dream to be the Beyoncé of dance.

September Hill
September Hill

September Hill, project associate of 2020 Mom, has been appointed to the Access Books Board of Directors. The organization’s mission is to provide quality, high interest books to school, classroom and library communities.

Hill has an educational background in broadcast journalism, political science and social entrepreneurship and change. Hill was a member of the 10th class of graduates from the African American Board Leadership Institute. 

Compiled by Marissa Wells.

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