I too, am a Proud Centennial Apache and who agrees that the issue of labeling is important. While I still have feathers in my heart, we must consider and understand how a group can be disparaged by labels.
I am not sure how many of you Apaches out there, have placed “tongue in cheek” and wondered how Compton can yet have a “Tarbabe” mascot. Systematically, I believe we have taught that it is acceptable to mock our culture, while also pretending to honor it; as represented by the…Continue
Added by Constance Townsend-Jordan on April 22, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments
One of the most precious titles I have been called in my life is the title "Centennial Apache" Seeing the profile of that Native American in that Head Dress still makes me well up with pride.
But lately there have seen discussions regarding the Native American mascots as insulst to America's original people.
With the pressure to change the name of the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indian's names and mascots, I can't be blind to the fact that my beloved school may need to…Continue
Hello Centennial High Alumni!
Centennial High Alumni c/o '78 "Jose Bright" gave this talk at the TEDx in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 9th. The theme for all 14 talks was, "Tag, You're It!" The title of his talk was, "The impacts of Compassion & Service. It tells the story of him growing up in Compton and the work he's been called to do in…Continue
Added by Centennial High Alumni on July 5, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments
On February 15, 2013 Marion Bays class of 1968 went home to be with the Lord. Please keep the family in your prayers. Memeorial Services not yet planned.
Added by Centennial High Alumni on February 13, 2013 at 12:59am — No Comments
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles police will re-examine the 2008 firing of an officer wanted in three slayings, the police chief said on Saturday as a massive manhunt for the fugitive stretched from a southern California mountaintop to the…
Added by Mae Thomas on October 10, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Edward Smith class of 63 passed away this past Sunday gone but not forgotten
Guy Crowder c/o 1958 passed away on October 30th and Homegoing Services was held on November 10, 2011 at West Angeles COGIC. Guy was one of Los Angeles premier photographers and capture many historical, celebrity greats, super stars in the world of sports, and local as well as national dignitaries. His work of more than 350,000 images chronicles some of the African-American community's most important historical events and for years his photos were featured in Ebony and Jet Magazines, LA…Continue
OUR CLASS 10 YEAR REUNION IS COMING UP REAL SOON AND ALOT OF OF USE ARE TRYING TO GET IT TOGETHER BUT NOT SURE WHO TO LET HOLD THE MONEY AND WHAT ACTIVTIES TO DO TO RAISE MONEY IF IF CAN LET US CLASS OF 2002 KNOW SOME IDEAS OF WHAT YOU GUYS DID TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL REUNION
Kevin Smith is a Sophomore at the University of Washington and a Centennial HS Alumni Class of '09. He is a second year member of the Husky Football team, as a wide reciever and kick returner. Kevin was 1st team all-CIF and Pioneer League MVP in his senior year at Centennial. We should all be proud to have another Apache representing well here in the Northwest.
MAXIMIZE YOUR VETERAN FUNERAL BENEFITS
Even with the high cost of a traditional funeral and burial in today's economy , there are still some wo gladly overpay, because they happen to have the funds available and it is convenient to have athe funeral home take care of all of the arrangements (one stop shopping). However, there are many who chose not to overpay because they don't have the funds or thery would rather be prudent with the fundsthey do have. In…Continue
THIS COMPTON CENTENNIAL FOOTBALL TEAM IS HUNGRY
By Bill Plaschke, L.A. Times
New Coach Jimmy Nolan gives instruction during practice at Compton Centennial High, where players use the bushes behind the end zone (background, right) for bathroom breaks because they have no restrooms near their field. (…Continue
Dr. Eric Cornwell "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON" Wins The 2010 Cecil Cutting Award!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Senior Erik Henderson, 17, poses a question to UC San Diego professor Tony Haymet, who was visiting Compton High School to talk about a new summer program Compton students could attend at UCSD. (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times / May 3, 2010)
University leaders are visiting Compton High for discussions about race, working with teachers on joint science programs, and lining up scholarships for students to attend a summer…