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    by Dianne Anderson For students at Irvine Valley College, a recent all-expenses paid HBCU tour was an eye opening experience for students who may have grown up in Orange County, a bit off the beaten path of Black American experience. Heather Johnson, IVC counselor, said the cool thing about their Black student population at the ...
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    The California State University released a plan designed to both elevate Black excellence and address the continuing decline in Black student enrollment, retention and graduation rates across the 23 CSU universities. The comprehensive report, “Advancing Black Student Success and Elevating Black Excellence in the CSU: A Call to Action,” is endorsed by all 23 CSU ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Leading up to their grownup years, the kids at Savant Prep Academy in San Bernardino will look back on their first vital lessons on how to exercise financial restraint – like why it’s not a good idea to spend their hard-earned school dollars on a bunch of toys. From their formative kindergarten ...
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    By Dianne Anderson One way for Black students to beat social isolation at predominantly white colleges is the opposite of standing far off from the center of attention. Misty Levingston, recently appointed director of Black Excellence and Achievement at Chapman University, said one of her first moves toward diversity awareness was pulling together Black students ...
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    By Dianne Anderson One old anti-affirmative action loophole made it possible for 16 Black students to access scholarships this year, a workaround to the long-term negative impact that is still being felt decades later in low-income communities of color. Most likely, the Cal State University Fullerton students who received their $1,500 scholarships this year were ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media A bill that would generate over $400 million for an estimated 785 public school districts across the state to provide critically needed academic support for Black students is on its way to the California Senate Committee on Appropriations. Authored by Akilah Weber (D-San Diego), Assembly Bill (AB) 2774, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For first year UCI super-starter student Ryan McNichols, campus life is a bit of a time management balancing act, but it’s nothing that he can’t handle. As he carries a full load toward his MBA while working full time at night, much of his spare time is dedicated to the success of ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Attempts at equal education access have become a battlefield for community activists who plan to take their fight for Black students and employees to the next level in the inland empire. Members of the Westside Action Group (WAG) say they have tried to get the California State University system to address the ...