Book Corner Entertainment

BOOK CORNER: Manual Arts High School students share South Central stories in book

By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “Elders hold the weight of years in their memories — as witnesses to injustice and in celebrations of triumph and happiness. As a bridge to the past, elders give birth to new generations. Their journeys can inspire us to continue traditions — or to break them.” That’s the foundation for Read More…

Cheers West Edition

CHEERS!

Edna Lizbeth Chavez, a student at Manual Arts High School in South Los Angeles, gave a speech about the trauma of gun violence at the March For Our Lives stage in Washington, D.C., March 24. Chavez, who has lived in South L.A. her whole life, lost her brother when he was killed by a bullet Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: 826LA helps local student writers become published

LOS ANGELES — Not many 6 to 18 year olds can can say they’ve been published. But there are more than 300 in Los Angeles that can can claim the title of published writer thanks to 826LA. Since 2005, the nonprofit has supported students throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District and around the country, Read More…