L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Black College Expo comes to Convention Center

LOS ANGELES — The 17th annual Black College Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 6.

Representatives from area colleges, schools in the University of California and California State University systems and historically black colleges and universities will be in attendance, offering information about their admission policies and financial aid alternatives.

Bank hosts panel

on Hollywood

CRENSHAW — OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black owned-bank, and the African American Film Critics Association are co-presenting a panel: “Money on My Mind: The Film & TV Industry,” from 5 to 8 p.m., Feb. 6, at OneUnited Bank, 3683 Crenshaw Blvd.

The aim of the event is to reach out to Hollywood’s’ black community to encourage long-term wealth building and examine opportunities in the entertainment industry. The Academy Awards will also be a key topic of the night.

College information

fair planned

COMPTON — El Camino College Compton Center is hosting two “Cash for College” Fairs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Feb. 6 and Feb. 20 in the Compton College Vocational Technology Building, 1111 E. Artesia Blvd.

The events are open to the public and include an in-depth presentation on financial aid and scholarships. Attendees can expect to receive free online computer assistance and guidance with the Federal Financial Aid Application as well as the Cal Dream Application. Information will also be provided for non-resident students.

Information: (310) 900-1600, ext. 2925 or email azambrano@elcamino.edu

Neighborhood holds

focus group walk

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Hyde Park Organizational Partnership for Empowerment (HOPE) is hosting “Takin’ It To the Streets,” a block walk and community audit to document the quality-of-life concerns of local stakeholders, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 6, starting at the West Angeles Villas Community Room, 6028 Crenshaw Blvd.

After the walk, residents and stakeholders are expected to return to discuss opportunities and potential solutions to community challenges.

Participants will be provided a continental breakfast and lunch, and are asked to RSVP at (323) 284-4276 or www.hydeparkhope.org.

University holds

panel on education

LOS ANGELES — Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is hosting a breakfast event and a discussion with celebrities Edward James Olmos and Rick Najera and a panel of Los Angeles university leaders on the absence of Latinos and African-Americans in higher education at 9 a.m., Feb. 11, at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 9620 Airport Blvd.

Olmos is known for his roles as William Adama in the re-imagined “Battlestar Galactica” and teacher Jaime Escalante in “Stand and Deliver.”

Check-in is at 8 a.m. Tickets are $125. To purchase, please visit: http://www.cduat50.cdrewu.edu/events/presidents-breakfast/.

Compiled by Anne Artley.

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