Free Carson conference for at-risk youth open for registration

An excerpt from The Daily Breeze

Rapper Jay Rock, a former gang member turned Grammy-winning musician, will be the keynote speaker for Saving Our Sons, a one-day event Saturday, Aug. 3, for at-risk youth at Carson’s Cal State Dominguez Hills.

The event’s official description says the conference will examine “active solutions to assist our boys of color.”

CDU Receives $7.5 Million Appropriation From California Legislature

A road trip to Sacramento and testimony before the Senate Budget Committee on May 9, 2019, by CDU leadership and seven students and alums produced a $7.5 million one-time appropriation for the University. Of the allocation, $5 million is earmarked for enrollment growth and student support services and $2.5 million for academic facilities upgrades.

Assemblymember Mike Gipson Offers New Hope for Sickle Cell Disease in California – A Patient’s Story

An excerpt from the LA Sentinel

At two years of age, my mother was worried because I cried almost constantly.  She noticed that my finger looked broken, which we would soon discover was a result of bone deterioration.  What she was about to discover after rushing me to the hospital shocked her.  She was told her two year old boy was suffering from Sickle Cell Disease.  It was 1988 and newborn screening only started in California in 1990.

State Budget for 2019-2020 Passes the Legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif --- Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, Democratic Caucus Chair, released the following statement regarding the passage of Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019-2020 State Budget: