Category Archives: Next Level

Brandon E. Martin: Defying the odds

When Dr. Brandon E. Martin assumed his position as the new athletic director of Cal State Northridge’s (CSUN) in April, he became a member of an elite group of African Americans. According to the 2011-12 College Racial and Gender Report Card from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports, African Americans only hold about 6.3…

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KAROLYN PLUMMER: Creator of sweets

INGLEWOOD — There are three reasons why customers will eagerly return to Karolyn Plummer’s family-owned bakery in Inglewood — and they are captured in the name of her restaurant: Sweet. Red. Peach. “My three customer favorites are sweet potato pie, red velvet cake and peach cobbler,” said Plummer with a confident smile. In the competitive world…

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