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Welcome to the AfroLA community!
Thanks for sticking with us while we've worked diligently to finalize everything for the debut of our new website. We're excited to formally launch our publication, and we've got a fresh slate of original stories that are bound to get you thinking. (We've also got some great pieces we're able to share from other mission-aligned news outlets.)
We'll be updating our social channels much more regularly, so you won't be able to miss us. You can check us out on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and, of course, this trusty newsletter delivered straight to your inbox. You might see a few emails from us this first week or so, but after that there will be a new newsletter edition every Thursday.
Without further ado, check out our latest stories.
A new law piloting a statewide baccalaureate degree program, however, could transform a community college’s second chance into a first one. Though widely celebrated, the legislation has been met with protests and objections from the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) school systems.
(Credit: Andre Hunter via Unsplash)
Contributor Olive Bieni reflects on dolls and Black girlhood at the 42nd Annual Black Doll Show in Los Angeles: "These dolls are real and based upon the lived experiences of their artists. When we admire these dolls with reverence and tenderness, it begs the question why we sometimes can’t look at ourselves with the same delight. These dolls are made from parts of you and me."
Suzanne King, 7, shows off her work-in-progress during a January doll workshop. (Olive Bieni/AfroLA)
Keith Corbin grew up in Watts learning to cook from his grandmother before getting caught up selling drugs in his adolescence. Today, he's a chef with a thriving restaurant in West Adams. And, he's creating opportunities for people trying to a build a new life, like he once was, after prison.
Prep cook Angelo Paul shuffled around various jobs after incarceration before landing at Alta Adams. (Ural Garrett/AfroLA)
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