Congressional Black Caucus awards scholarships
Nine students recognized
Congresswoman Laura Richardson, center, recently recognized nine young people from Compton, Carson, and Long Beach who received Congressional Black Caucus scholarships.
The students were able to apply for three different types of scholarships but had to meet specific eligibility requirements—You must be preparing to pursue an undergraduate degree full-time or be a current full-time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university; have a minimum 2.5 GPA; exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities; and reside or attend school in a congressional district represented by a CBC member.
To apply, youngsters must complete CBC scholarship application; provide a sealed official high school or college transcript; write a personal statement essay (500 words or more).
WASHINGTON D.C. - CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, has just released their seventh report on congressional corruption. In the report, CREW names 19 members of Congress – 14 members whose actions violated the law or who otherwise engaged in serious misconduct, and five others whose lack of regard for the rules earned them a dishonorable mention. Coming in at number 8, California's own Rep. Laura D. Richardson.
Congresswoman Laura Richardson has known since the age of six that she wanted to be a politician. Growing up in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement with a White mother and an African American father she couldn’t understand why the same people that she was taught were supposed to be there for her protection (law enforcement), were the ones beating people up and turning water hoses on them. Her mother told her that she should grow up to be a person who makes better laws; Richardson has been working towards that goal ever since.
COMPTON, Calif. — Authorities arrested a man who allegedly tried today to kidnap a woman in Carson and then led deputies on a chase to the Athens Village area, where his car crashed into an SUV at an intersection and burst into flames.
Lawrence Dickerson, 36, was arrested following the crash, which occurred near Avalon Boulevard and 135th Street about 6:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s department.
Two local students from Compton, pictured from left, Michael Simpson and Robert Butler III, as well as Breeland Abrams and Waldo Felix of Carson, led the California Academy of Math Science (CAMS) Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Team to a first-place finish at the National Amazing Race Math Edition Competition held in Indianapolis, Ind. during the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) spring conference.
COMPTON, Calif.—A man who was shot to death in a Compton neighborhood was identified by the Los Angeles County’s coroner office today as Wendell Lashawn Prince, 50, of Long Beach.
The shooting was reported at 1:31 a.m. Monday in the 1350 block of East Schinner Street near Compton Community College, said Deputy Irys Alvarez of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Alvarez said. No suspect information was released.