“California Educators are the heart of our community. And why the California Teachers Association knows quality public schools make a better California for all of us.”

Owning a Home: Guidance from Your Local Home Lending Advisor

    Homeownership is more than just a dream for many Americans.   In Chase Home Lending’s First-Time Homebuyer Study, 69% of respondents said they see homeownership as an important part of building wealth. The survey included more than 1,100 consumers who indicated that they are looking to purchase a home and are actively preparing to buy. For Black communities, who have a significantly lower homeownership rate compared to other groups, the 2008 housing crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to take a major toll. That’s why Chase is taking steps to play an active role in creating opportunities for minority


It was a unique mindset at the time – this was before the fitness club boom and social media fueled health and nutrition trends. Inspired by the long-term benefits of physical fitness and nutrition, Ortiz wanted to implement change and motivate her community in the Los Angeles area to pursue a healthier lifestyle. So, she became a certified master trainer, studied exercise fitness and nutrition in college and signed the lease on her first fitness center in 2001.

Celebrating Black Business Month: A Call to Act

August is Black Business Month – It’s a time to celebrate Black-owned businesses and honor the rich heritage of Black entrepreneurship. It’s a call to continue to empower Black business owners in our communities and advocate for economic inclusivity for all. Black Business Month was started in 2004 by historian Jordan William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan, Sr. who quickly realized how limited financing options were for Black entrepreneurs. Their goals were to “drive the policy affecting 2.6 million African American businesses” and bring awareness to and eradicate the systemic inequities that Black business owners have faced throughout history

A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON COVID-19 TESTING Dr. Erika Flores Uribe, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Getting tested for COVID-19 helps you know if you have the coronavirus and prevents you from spreading it to your family, friends, and community. If you test positive, isolate yourself so that you don’t spread it. Let people you have been around know, so that they too can quarantine and get tested. This is how we can stop the virus from spreading and prevent future COVID-19 surges.

These steps can help protect your money and your information. How a simple email or text message could open you up to fraud.

The pandemic has accelerated identity theft – and the impact on regular people is significant. In fact, Americans have lost more than $382 million to scams related to stimulus checks and unemployment benefits, fake treatments for COVID-19 and more, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Even worse, Black and Latinx consumers are more likely to be victims of fraud than their white counterparts.  That’s why it’s crucial to recognize activity designed to steal your hard-earned money. JPMorgan Chase is available to help consumers learn to spot suspicious activity – from fake emails and texts to bogus claims about ways

Why Your Business Needs to be Certified as a Diverse Supplier

Supplier diversity is a crucial part of an organization’s success. It’s a way for companies to promote innovation, cultivate networking, boost hiring, and perhaps most important of all, a way for companies to experience the many benefits of diversity while taking steps to close the racial equity gap.

Ready, Set, Go! School is back in person and here’s what you can do to be ready

Fall is around the corner, and this means that soon parents will start shopping for back-to-school items and preparing their children for the first day of school. While the last year has been fraught with challenges for many as a result of the COVID pandemic, Los Angeles Unified families will be happy to know that the district has high safety standards in place at every campus, and schools are gearing up for full-day in-person instruction and enrichment activities five days a week starting Monday, August 16. Here’s what the new school year will look like: Safety First All schools have

Why Black-led Banks Are Key to Driving Racial Equity

Over the past month, racial equity has been a key part of our national dialogue as we observed the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre and Juneteenth, the oldest nationally recognized commemoration marking the end of slavery in the United States.

Owning a Home: Guidance from Your Local Home Lending Advisor in Los Angeles

Are you considering buying your first home, but unsure where to start? Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial decisions a person can make, and the path to ownership may feel confusing for many first-time buyers. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be. Chase bank can help you navigate the homebuying process so getting the keys to your first home may be closer than you think.  

WATCH: Grand Opening of Chase Community Center

On Thursday, May 6, Chase Bank (on the corner of Crenshaw Blvd. and Vernon Blvd.) marked the grand opening of its first community center branch in California, a completely redesigned banking experience for the South Los Angeles community in the Crenshaw District. The new branch has a focus on helping people of color and small businesses owners in underserved communities. The new community center is part of JPMorgan Chase’s $30 billion five-year commitment to advance racial equity and close the racial wealth gap by bringing more opportunities to diverse and underserved communities, like South Los Angeles where 19% of the


A Message Sponsored by Los Angeles County What are the chances the vaccine has any long-term side effects on my health After you receive your COVID-19 vaccine, you may feel some slight side effects, just like you would after the flu vaccine. Some of the most common side effects include  arm soreness, a mild fever or a headache. But these symptoms will subside after 24 hours. If you do feel any of these side effects, there’s no need to worry. This is your body’s way of telling you it is building immunity and protecting you against COVID-19. There are no