Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization seeks to empower African-American families

LOS ANGELES — Nineteen-year-old Kensha Bell was on his way to becoming another statistic.  Raised in Watts in a single-parent home, Bell had become involved in a gang and was drifting through life. However, at 16 he joined “See A Man, Be A Man,” a mentorship program for young black men, and found his purpose.  Read More…

Education Featured West Edition

Students get scholarships, acceptance letters at Black College Expo

LOS ANGELES — Students from Riverside, San Diego and Orange County made their way to the Los Angeles Convention Center Feb. 2 for the 20th annual Black College Expo. More than 15,000 high school students met with representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities including Ivy League schools and historically black colleges and universities Read More…