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Apache for Life

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…

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Added by Constance Townsend-Jordan on April 22, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

It's Time to discuss this Issue. The Mascot

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…

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Added by Gordon Marble on April 21, 2014 at 10:57am — 8 Comments

APACHE TURNED HUSKY SHOWS OF HIS APACHE ROOTS.

Huskies defeat Idaho State, 56-0

Washington wide receiver Kevin Smith (c/o 09) goes airborne to elude the grasp of Idaho State's Michael Berger in the 2nd quarter for a 9-yard reception, good to the Bengal 3-yard…

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Added by Nick McNeal on September 22, 2013 at 6:29pm — 5 Comments

Centennial High Alumni Jose Bright's 2013 TEDx Talk @ Grand Rapids Michigan!‏

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…

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Added by Centennial High Alumni on July 5, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Centennial High Alumni "Jose Bright" c/o '78 Was Featured On ABC's Nightline!!‏

Hello Everyone!

Centennial High Alumni "Jose Bright" c/o '78 Was Featured On ABC's Nightline July 05, 2013!



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Added by Centennial High Alumni on July 5, 2013 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Passing of a friend

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 Selatha Smith on February 20, 2013 at 7:41pm — 1 Comment

My Former LAPD Officer Joe Jones MANIFESTO!!

My Former LAPD Officer Joe Jones MANIFESTO...



I know most of you who personally who me are in disbelief of the partial story I will tell today. A story that has been suppressed for about 18 years, But lives…
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Added by Centennial High Alumni on February 13, 2013 at 12:59am — No Comments

The L.A. Police Dept. (LAPD) to Revisit and Review the Firing of an Ex-Cop Christopher Dorner





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…

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Added by Centennial High Alumni on February 10, 2013 at 4:47pm — 3 Comments

Any body have a yearbook for the class of 77

Any body have a yearbook for the class of 77 Continue

Added by Mae Thomas on October 10, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

A dear friend passes away

Edward Smith class of 63 passed away this past Sunday gone but not forgotten

Added by Howard Sanders Jr on January 24, 2012 at 12:32am — 2 Comments

Bereavement

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…

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Added by Cynthia Weston-Machen on November 10, 2011 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

NEED YOUR INPUT

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

Added by DANYIEL BROWN on October 29, 2011 at 9:48am — 4 Comments

History of Compton California

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Added by Frances Parker Watters on August 21, 2011 at 3:22pm — 1 Comment

Another Apache For life! doing good.

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.

Added by Nick McNeal on August 21, 2011 at 12:38am — 1 Comment

IN THESE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES BE AWARE OF YOUR RIGHTS

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…

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Added by Nick McNeal on July 28, 2011 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

THIS COMPTON CENTENNIAL FOOTBALL TEAM IS HUNGRY

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. (…

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Added by Phoebe Macon on August 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

All About Sports

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppaiMUKCoJ0

Added by Steve Masters on July 17, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Dr. Eric Cornwell "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON" Wins The 2010 Cecil Cutting Award!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr. Eric Cornwell "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON" Wins The 2010 Cecil Cutting Award!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Added by Phoebe Macon on May 31, 2010 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

After 'Compton Cookout' Scandal, UCSD Forges A More Positive Association With The City of Compton!!!

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…

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Added by Phoebe Macon on May 4, 2010 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Congratulations to Lonzo Eric Williams!!!



CONGRATULATIONS LONZO ON BEING FEATURED IN THE L.A. SENTINEL NEWSPAPER on Thursday April 8, 2010.

WE YOUR CLASSMATES LOVE YOU & ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF YOU. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK THAT YOU ARE DOING IN THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS/INDUSTRY!!



Love and Blessings, Phoebe…
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Added by Phoebe Macon on April 11, 2010 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

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