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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Co-leaders of BLACC Khyra Stiner ’21 and Ash Wright ’22 introduced a series of videos about Black culture, achievement and remembrance.

BLACC presents on Black History Month at Flex Time

Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) hosted a virtual event celebrating Black History Month during Community Flex Time on Feb. 23. Co-leaders of BLACC Khyra Stiner ’21 and Ash Wright ’22 introduced...

The theme for this year's Black History Month is the Black family, representation, identity and diversity.

Black History Month: Its Past, Present and Future

Sydney Fener February 23, 2021

February is Black History Month, a time to honor Black culture and accomplishments. This month is also devoted to acknowledging the deep injustices that Black Americans have historically endured and overcome....

Members of Asian Students in Action (ASiA) and Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) Co-Chair and Diversity Coordinator Yutopia Essex present history and celebrations about Lunar New Year and Black History Month.

BLACC Co-Chair and ASiA members present during Community Flex Time

Fallon Dern February 12, 2021

Members of Asian Students in Action (ASiA) and Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) Co-Chair and Diversity Coordinator Yutopia Essex presented history and celebrations about Lunar New Year and Black...

BLACC members celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hannah Han February 7, 2020

Members of the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) traveled to The Proud Bird restaurant to attend the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast Celebration and fundraiser...

Zen-marah Duruisseau '22 dances to a custom soundtrack of November by Max Ritcher, which incorporated a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. and Clint Smith in honor of Black History Month on Feb. 5. Credit: Crystal Baik/Chronicle

Dancers perform in celebration of Black History Month at all-school assembly

Sophia Musante February 6, 2020

Members of the Boot Squad and dancer Zen-marah Duruisseau '22 performed in honor of Black History Month during a special all-school assembly Feb. 5. Student dancers showcase African American culture through...

Illustration by Samantha Ko

A Complex-ion Issue: Colorism

Jordan Murray March 1, 2019

As Lauren Mc Gee ’20, the only African-American girl in her 6th-grade class, sat at her desk having a conversation with a friend, a classmate came up to her and called her the n-word out of nowhere....

BLACC celebrates Black History Month

Saba Nia March 23, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club invited Black Panther Party leader and Harvard-Westlake grandparent Ericka Huggins (Jay Lassiter ’20) to speak to...

Glenn Singleton encouraged the community to hold deeper race-related conversations by listening more actively, understanding one another's background and engaging both emotionally and intellectually with others. His presentation included video clips and personal anecdotes. Credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Glenn Singleton advises community to engage in conversations about race

Saba Nia February 21, 2018

Author and educator Glenn Singleton encouraged students and faculty members to engage in effective conversations about racial disparities at Wednesday's all-school assembly. The Black Leadership, Awareness...

Photo Illustration by Kristin Kuwada

A Flash From the Past: Alumni and current students look back on the progress of diversity at Harvard-Westlake

Josie Abugov February 13, 2018

In the spring of 1956, as applications for Harvard School trickled into the admissions office, controversy broke out within the school community. Bothered parents frantically contacted then-headmaster...

Bakari Sellers speaks to students at an all-school sssembly Monday. Credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Bakari Sellers urges students to ‘journey to excellence’

Anthony Weinraub February 13, 2017

CNN political commentator and former South Carolina Representative Bakari Sellers urged students to reflect on the progress made toward racial equality and how to best continue such progress at an all-school...

USC Professor Ange-Marie Hancock speaks to students at an all-school assembly Monday. Credit: Teresa Suh/Chronicle

Professor sheds light on implicit biases at assembly

Danielle Spitz March 1, 2016

University of Southern California professor Ange-Marie Hancock discussed implicit bias, stereotypes and deep political solidarity at an all-school assembly Monday. The Black Leadership, Awareness and...

Professor to discuss race issues

Kamala Durairaj February 27, 2016

Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at University of Southern California’s Dornsife College will speak at this year’s Black History Month assembly Monday in...

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