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Girls seek opportunities at empowerment conference

By Vicky Nguyen Contributing Writer MONTEREY PARK — At 13, Genesis Holmes isn’t sure what she wants to be when she grows up. She wants to become a singer, a brain surgeon or work in sports medicine. Holmes was one of an estimated 400 girls ages 11-18 who attended the “I Matter” Girl Empowerment Conference Read More…

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Activists protest outside museum, saying ‘King Tut is Black!’

EXPOSITION PARK — A number of activists gathered outside the California Science Center March 24 to hold a demonstration during the opening of “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb. Activists milled around the entrance of the Science Center and passed out Read More…

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: L.A. Conservation Corps prepares young people for jobs

After Carlos’ father was deported, his mother had a hard time financially with that part of the family income gone. Carlos, a young man studying robotics engineering at Cal State Northridge, was helping his family of eight making ends meet while going to school full-time. Eventually, he was left with the decision to either continue Read More…