A 7th Grade Student’s Poem for Black Lives in Los Angeles

Black Potential by Te’Aunee Turner We are BLACK, We are BROWN and we are even more than what they make us seem. They make us seem weak, worthless, and they use us as scapegoats. But the fact is We are preachers, teachers, singers, fighters, and leaders. Don’t you try to put US down because they […]

Education in Los Angeles: A Look at the Numbers

In 2008 the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was reported to have graduated only 48% of its class for the 2007-2008 school year. In 2017, a study tracking the college enrollment rate of that same 2008 class found that within twelve months of their graduation, 58% of LAUSD’s high school graduates enrolled in a […]

Preserving Los Angeles Is Critical to Our History

This past June all L.A. Times staff and personnel moved from the historic L.A. Times building in downtown Los Angeles to a new headquarters in El Segundo after the Times’s lease expired with the building’s owners at the end of the month. The building was sold by Tribune Media, the former owners of the L.A. […]

Los Angeles Students, California: Do Not Stop at One March

I see that it was in March 1968 that the students of five high schools across the fourth street bridge in East Los Angeles walked out of their classrooms in order to make their voices heard. They stood in defiance of rules barring them from so much as even uttering a word in Español at their […]