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April 5, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
When Khaleah London of Irvine heard about a national talent competition for African American teenagers, she called all over Orange County trying to find the local qualifying competition. The closest one, she eventually learned, was in Beverly Hills. She entered the dance contest and won. The next year, she won fourth place nationally. Now, two years after she first heard of the national event, the 19-year-old, her mother and a friend are organizing the first such competition in Orange County.
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June 1, 1997 | GINA HOLLAND, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hernando High has two principals--one white, one black. There are two homecoming queens and two class presidents, one of each race. The yearbook features a black Mr. and Miss Hernando High School next to their white counterparts. The students even choose class clowns and biggest flirts of each race. Now, one and only one student--the new president of the Student Council--is challenging the practice, instituted when the school was desegregated in 1970.
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April 21, 1991 | SHAWN DOHERTY and CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
Jabari Magnus is a shy, skinny kid with a sweet grin. His classmates at Westchester High School were stunned recently to see him on television and in magazines ads for McDonald's. Magnus, 17, was a national winner in the McDonald's Black History Makers of Tomorrow contest. If his family and teachers are any judge, it will be only the beginning of Magnus' honors. The high school junior is active in track and football and has close to a 4.0 grade-point average.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
When Khaleah London of Irvine heard about a national talent competition for African American teenagers, she called all over Orange County trying to find the local qualifying competition. The closest one, she eventually learned, was in Beverly Hills. She entered the dance contest and won. The next year, she won fourth place nationally. Now, two years after she first heard of the national event, the 19-year-old, her mother and a friend are organizing the first such competition in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1988 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
About 200 Fairfax High School students descended on the principal's office Wednesday morning to protest a number of school practices that they said discriminate against black students. Organized by the campus Black Student Union, the protest was sparked by a conflict with the administration over a talent show that the organization wanted to host for the entire school.
NEWS
March 29, 1988
Lucille Arcola Chambers, 79, author of "America's Tenth Man," a chronology of black achievers that featured a foreword by Henry Cabot Lodge. She also produced a series of coloring books on black pioneers and at her death had accumulated an extensive collection of African memorabilia, which she bequeathed to Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla. On March 22 in New York City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1993 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Negro College Fund President William H. Gray III preached a rousing sermon at First African Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday, awarding 41 Los Angeles high school seniors four-year scholarships to the fund's historically black colleges. The scholarships for the low-income students were the first to be awarded as part of a program launched after the Los Angeles riots by Gray, a leading Democratic congressman who left the House of Representatives in 1990 to take over the college fund.
NEWS
June 1, 1997 | GINA HOLLAND, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hernando High has two principals--one white, one black. There are two homecoming queens and two class presidents, one of each race. The yearbook features a black Mr. and Miss Hernando High School next to their white counterparts. The students even choose class clowns and biggest flirts of each race. Now, one and only one student--the new president of the Student Council--is challenging the practice, instituted when the school was desegregated in 1970.
NEWS
April 27, 1987 | Associated Press
Police used whips and fired tear gas and birdshot today in running battles with hundreds of students--blacks and whites--at an anti-government protest at the University of Cape Town, officials said. An unspecified number of students were arrested, the government said. It was one of the most violent campus disturbances since a nationwide state of emergency was declared in June, 1986.
MAGAZINE
December 13, 1987
I could not help but notice that every one of the Nobel sperm-bank children is a spoiled brat. However, my anger peaked when I read Ted Carson's bigoted remark that "Most remedial students are blacks, then Hispanics and then whites. . . . But by the year 2000, there will be 50 million blacks in the U.S., whereas the white population will be smaller than it is today." I suggest that we give black children all the privileges that upper-middle-class white children have and then see if they still deserve to be so unfairly labeled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1993 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Negro College Fund President William H. Gray III preached a rousing sermon at First African Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday, awarding 41 Los Angeles high school seniors four-year scholarships to the fund's historically black colleges. The scholarships for the low-income students were the first to be awarded as part of a program launched after the Los Angeles riots by Gray, a leading Democratic congressman who left the House of Representatives in 1990 to take over the college fund.
NEWS
April 21, 1991 | SHAWN DOHERTY and CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
Jabari Magnus is a shy, skinny kid with a sweet grin. His classmates at Westchester High School were stunned recently to see him on television and in magazines ads for McDonald's. Magnus, 17, was a national winner in the McDonald's Black History Makers of Tomorrow contest. If his family and teachers are any judge, it will be only the beginning of Magnus' honors. The high school junior is active in track and football and has close to a 4.0 grade-point average.
NEWS
March 29, 1988
Lucille Arcola Chambers, 79, author of "America's Tenth Man," a chronology of black achievers that featured a foreword by Henry Cabot Lodge. She also produced a series of coloring books on black pioneers and at her death had accumulated an extensive collection of African memorabilia, which she bequeathed to Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla. On March 22 in New York City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1988 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
About 200 Fairfax High School students descended on the principal's office Wednesday morning to protest a number of school practices that they said discriminate against black students. Organized by the campus Black Student Union, the protest was sparked by a conflict with the administration over a talent show that the organization wanted to host for the entire school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1990
The National Science Foundation has given UC Irvine $40,000 to help build a program that encourages minorities to become scientists and science teachers. The four-month grant will support the campus's Comprehensive Alliance for Minority Participation program, a new partnership between UC Irvine, the California State University campuses, community colleges, high schools and the private sector.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1986 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
A 10-year racial trend in San Diego's city schools continued this fall as minority student enrollment increased and white enrollment dropped, according to statistics presented to the Board of Education. Led by an increase in the number of Latinos and Filipinos, minority enrollment jumped by 3,065 to 63,331 students. Minorities comprise 55.2% of the San Diego Unified School District's 114,696 students in 1986-87, up from 53.7% last year.
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