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  • Top research universities join to boost minority science faculty

    Top research universities join to boost minority science faculty
    As an African American man pursuing a PhD in the sciences, Geoff Lovely has sometimes had to overcome a feeling that he didn't belong in the halls of top research universities where he saw few peers of color. 
  • Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.

    Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.
    It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...

    Frank Godden dies at 101; helped develop African American resort

    Frank Godden dies at 101; helped develop African American resort
    Los Angeles Times Frank Godden, who played a significant role in the development of Val Verde, a secluded and long-closed local resort community known as "the black Palm Springs," has died. He was 101. Godden, who had cancer, died Aug. 3 at his Los...

    Gerald Lawson dies at 70; engineer brought cartridge-based video game consoles to life

    Gerald Lawson dies at 70; engineer brought cartridge-based video game consoles to life
    Gerald A. "Jerry" Lawson, an electronics engineer and video game pioneer who led the team that developed the first cartridge-based home video game console system to hit the market in the mid-1970s, has died. He was 70. Lawson, who lived in Santa Clara,...

    Elmer 'Geronimo' Pratt dies at 63; former Black Panther whose murder conviction was overturned

    Elmer 'Geronimo' Pratt dies at 63; former Black Panther whose murder conviction was overturned
    Elmer G. "Geronimo" Pratt, a former Los Angeles Black Panther Party leader whose 1972 murder conviction was overturned after he spent 27 years in prison for a crime he said he did not commit, has died. He was 63. Pratt, whose case became for many a...