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Compton's Centennial High School Has One of the Country's Best Marching Bands  L.A. Weekly

Some say the pressure to survive Compton is so great that it creates diamonds. If that's true, then Centennial High School's music program, under the leadership ...

U.S. Open tennis champion Sloane Stephens helping rebuild Compton courts  KABC-TV

U.S. Open tennis champion Sloane Stephens is helping rebuild tennis courts at schools around Los Angeles.

Long Beach high school football: Compton Centennial Apaches  Long Beach Press Telegram

It was a coaching hire that was a quarter century in the making. Looking through his old reference letters, Joe Rayford realized he'd been pursuing the head ...

Compton is more than 'gangs' and 'ghetto': Maybe Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer can help these students show it

Compton high schoolers say rapper Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer is encouraging others in his home community to strive for success.

Bomb threat made at Centennial High School in Compton  KABC-TV

Centennial High School in Compton was closed Thursday morning while authorities investigated a bomb threat.

Straight Outta Compton is a classic album – but did it help or harm 'Hub City'?  The Guardian

With a population nearing 100,000, Compton is almost exactly in the centre of Los Angeles County, earning this South Central locale the name “Hub City”.

Female HS football player from Compton selected for all-star game  KABC-TV

A girl who plays offensive guard for a Compton high school's football team is also class president and has been selected for an all-star game next month.

How Grammy-nominated hip-hop storyteller Kendrick Lamar describes hometown Compton  Los Angeles Times

Kendrick Lamar is devoted to chronicling hometown Compton. Here are some of the songs that are signposts.

Near-perfect scholar-athlete makes history  Compton Herald

Centennial High Apache Eriana Pula is the first female player to participate in the Plays and Grades California All-Star Football Classic.

Former BC, Centennial star will be inducted into JUCO Hall of Fame  The Bakersfield Californian

Brandon Kurtz, a local Centennial High School and Bakersfield College standout, will be recognized as one of California's finest junior college athletes ever on ...

Schedule: Week 2 Clarksville-area high school football  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Check out updated Middle Tennessee and statewide high school football scores.

Centennial football  Los Angeles Wave

Should Growing Up in Compton Be Considered a Disability?  VICE News

An unprecedented lawsuit brought by students and teachers in Compton, California argues that the trauma children experience while growing up in the city ...

Coach Gerald Pickens honored  Compton Herald

Coach Gerald Pickens received due recognition and distinction for his unparalleled contributions to youth and baseball for more than two decades in Compton.

CDU and Compton Unified School District Celebrate the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding  Lasentinel

The signers were Mr. Darin Brawley, Superintendent, Compton Unified School District, and Ms. Satra D. Zurita, President, Board of Trustees (CUSD) with Dr.

Parkland to Columbine School Shootings List  Westword

Reporters and anchors covering yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, frequently mentioned the disturbing ...

Compton teachers play hooky to protest slow-moving negotiations  89.3 KPCC

A significant number of teachers at four Compton Unified schools have called in sick in an apparent show of frustration with the progress of labor contract talks ...

THE GRADE: Panama-Buena Vista names school for revered educator  The Bakersfield Californian

In Jennifer Scott's classroom at Compton Junior High, there's a cacophony of technology. Google spreadsheets, docs, slides, maps and search browsers ...

'Enjoy the job': Veteran teachers give their best advice to first-year instructors  The Bakersfield Californian

New teachers have a lot to fret about: How will I manage my classroom? Will my students like me? What happens if I get some out-of-control students? We asked ...

Kendrick Lamar, the pride of Compton, receives key to the city today  Los Angeles Times

The city of Compton plans to honor rapper Kendrick Lamar on Saturday by presenting him the key to the city. The ceremony honoring the Grammy Award winner ...

In Case You Missed It: Dissect Podcast Goes Deep Into Rap  Forbes Now

Cole Cuchna created Dissect Podcast to analyze hip-hop and rap with the same consideration typically reserved for classical music.

How a city reckons with its 'Straight Outta Compton' roots  PBS NewsHour

N.W.A.'s seminal album “Straight outta Compton” painted the Los Angeles area city as a hotbed for gang banging and drug dealing. But long after its 1988 debut ...

Kendrick Lamar makes history with Pulitzer Prize win  The Collegian

Their names are inked in history books and on the walls of hallowed concert halls as winners of American music's most esteemed award, the Pulitzer Prize for ...

Kobe Bryant Challenges Isaiah Thomas, Richard Sherman, Kendrick Lamar  Elite Sports NY

Hey Isaiah Thomas, Richard Sherman and Kendrick Lamar—Kobe Bryant has put you all on notice. Will you rise to his challenges?

» Q&A: Arron Afflalo on Kendrick Lamar, His Compton Roots, and the Magic's Surprising Season  Grantland

When Kendrick Lamar dropped Good Kid, m.A.A.d City on October 22, 2012, one song immediately jumped out at basketball fans, bloggers, and NBA players: ...

Luis Alejo, March 20: The voting rights gladiator who changed California politics forever  Register Pajaronian

(Civil rights attorneys Joaquin Avila (right) and Robert Rubin after successful oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 2, 1998. Contributed photo).

Kendrick Lamar to receive key to Compton  KABC-TV

A big honor for musician Kendrick Lamar - the Compton native will be receiving the key to the city next month.

The Top 100 Boys All-Time Great Southwest Athletes  MileSplit

We used our database to find the top 100 athletes all-time in each of the events at the Great Southwest Outdoor Track and Field Classic.

A High School Senior's Kendrick Lamar Portrait Will Hang In The US Capitol For One Year  Live for Live Music

Colorado high school student Tiona Cordova's Kendrick Lamar portrait was named one of the winners of this year's Congressional Art Competition.

The runner's view of Los Angeles: Its landscape, its people, and the BBQ at mile 10  Los Angeles Times

What began as a lark ended up turning into a singular way of exploring the far-flung corners and eateries of Los Angeles.

UCLA Bruins Jalen Hill and Cody Riley are the forgotten names of an international incident  ESPN

Three UCLA players were arrested in China. Everybody knows about one of them; after all, his last name is Ball. But what about the other two, whose mistake ...

Kobe Bryant Challenges Isaiah Thomas to Make 1st-Team All-NBA After Cavs Trade  Bleacher Report

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant issued a challenge to Isaiah Thomas on Instagram Thursday following his trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers: " I challenge you ...

Cal State Students Demand Justice for Josiah and Some Describe Humboldt County as a Violently Racist Community to KQED  Redheaded Blackbelt

“A year and a half ago, a 19-year-old African American student at Humboldt State was stabbed to death at an off-campus party,” began KQED's story on the radio ...

More than 30 Californians died in Las Vegas. The survivors keep finding one another.  The Desert Sun

The USA TODAY Network has tabulated 31 Californians killed in Las Vegas of Sunday, slightly more than half of the 59 people reported dead.

4 Temecula Students Named Among Countys 10 Brightest

Temecula, CA - Great Oak High School's Alison Long, Marianne Dang and Jae Shin, and Chaparral High School's Yuzhu (Emma) Mei, were named to Riverside ...

Kendrick Lamar Wiki: New Album, Net Worth, Fiancée & Facts to Know  Earn The Necklace

Lamar's new album is already spiking great interest in fans! We've got all you need to know about the rapper here.

Arizona Football: Commit Quarterback Khalil Tate is a Scoring Machine  Zona Zealots

Arizona football: People talk about Khalil Tate and ponder if he will play quarterback at Arizona. Talk to Tate, there's no question!

Sedrick Barefield Impresses Schools  247Sports

Bearstruth was able to catch up with Sedrick Barefield's dad. Sedrick is one of the top point guards in the 2015 class. Sedrick plays his AAU ball with the ...

Larry Allen headed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame  Napa Valley Register

DANVILLE — Larry Allen's journey to the Pro Football Hall of Fame can be traced back to Compton, Calif.

Army National Combine participants  247Sports

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 3.

Kobe Bryant is issuing Mamba Mentality challenges on Twitter  FanSided

Kobe Bryant took to Twitter on Thursday to issue some Mamba Mentality challenges out to various people in sports and entertainment.

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city  Huffington Post

By Aarica West Kendrick Lamar has been the exception to the rule in many regards t...

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