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First-generation college student Daniel Million was recently awarded a scholarship by the United Negro College Fund to continue his neuroscience studies at USC. Million, who is of Ethiopian heritage, was selected out of more than 50,000 applicants to be a Gates Millennium Scholar. He dreams of one day becoming a doctor and working in developing…

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L.A. DIGEST: City names intersection for Leon Garr

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — City Council President Herb Wesson and other elected officials were on hand May 4 to place ceremonial signs at the intersection of Vermont and Gage avenues in honor of Leon “Ted” Garr. The intersection will be named Leon “Ted” Garr Intersection. Garr has lived in Los Angeles for 80 of his…

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L.A. DIGEST: Reception promotes peace and activism

TORRANCE — The Platform for Peace L.A. is holding its second annual reception for peace, faith and family from 10 a.m. to noon, March 18, at the Marriott, 3635 Fashion Way. Civil rights activist “Sweet Alice” Harris of Parents of Watts, will give the keynote address “Peace and Love is Possible in the Community.” After…

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