Jerilyn Lopez-Mendoza

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Environmental Affairs Program Manager, Southern California Gas Company

Los Angeles, California

Jerilyn Lopez-Mendoza is the environmental affairs program manager at Southern California Gas Company.

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Posted Feb. 8, 2016

Magnet Schools for This Mami: Forcing LAUSD to Work for My Daughter

I’m not bragging when I say, “My daughter is smart.” I started reading to her when she was a newborn.…

By Jerilyn Lopez-Mendoza

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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