Tag Archives: United Negro College Fund

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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Culver City writer establishes fund at Georgia university

CULVER CITY — A local woman has created an endowed book fund for students in the mathematics and natural science disciplines. Bernadene Coleman-Pope, a poet and writer, made a $50,000 donation to Clark Atlanta University to establish the Bernadene Coleman-Pope Endowed Book Fund, university President Ronald A. Johnson announced. Although not a graduate of Clark…

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