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THIRD GENERATION ATTORNEY OPENS UP OWN LAW OFFICE
January 28, 2021
Attorney Kree D. Filer is announcing the opening of her private law practice effective February 1, 2021. The young lawyer says, “This has been my lifelong dream....to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather and father! I look forward to having my own cases to work on and having my own clients to fight for. I also know that a private law practice is a business and respect the challenges and opportunities that will be presented in this endeavor.“ ... read more »
“Bait and Switch”: Firings Make Some Drivers Regret Yes Vote on Prop 22
January 28, 2021
The proposition passed with 59 % of the vote. It exempted Uber and Lyft drivers -- as well as others who work for other delivery and ride-hail companies – from the state’s controversial employee classification law AB 5. Under that law, which took effect in January 2020, most companies in the state had to switch contractors working for them from freelancers to full-time W-2 employees. ... read more »
Crustees’ Pies Looks to Bring Joy to the Community, One Slice at A time
January 28, 2021
The peach cobbler is symbolic for family, holidays, and tradition in the collective community. The recipe holds generations of tweaks in the ingredients and shared experiences in the kitchen, giving the crust its extra flavor and distinction. In most cases, family recipes stay between relatives, but for Crustees’ owner, Sharon Washington, her first slice into the pie artisanship came from a collective pool of inspiration, and she’s been cooking with a sense of unity ever since. ... read more »
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South Coast AQMD Hires Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer to Elevate Programs and Initiatives
January 28, 2021
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) hired the agency’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer (DEIO). Anissa “Cessa” Heard-Johnson will join South Coast AQMD’s executive management team to develop strategies that integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into South Coast AQMD programs and initiatives. ... read more »
Biden Administration to Appoint Kristen Clarke to Key Civil Rights Post
January 21, 2021
Clarke’s appointment adds even more diversity to an incoming administration that has kept its campaign promise to ensure that top staff and cabinet members reflect all of America. “Our first-rate nominees to lead the Justice Department are eminently qualified, embody character and judgment that is beyond reproach, and have devoted their careers to serving the American people with honor and integrity,” Biden said in a statement. ... read more »
Digital Divide Threatens to Deepen the Economic Crisis for Young Adults of Color
January 21, 2021
In the age of coronavirus, social distancing has necessitated Internet connectivity. Those who have it can go on learning, attending virtual meetings and accessing employment opportunities online. But as the curve rises, inequalities have deepened for African American young adults living in poor communities who lack devices and wifi access at home.  ... read more »
$900 Billion Federal Stimulus: What’s In it, What’s Not, What Remains
January 21, 2021
Although a New Year has begun, many American consumers and small businesses continue to feel a financial hangover from the challenges of 2020. As the global pandemic reveals a still-soaring American infection rate, the nation has also surpassed 350,000 related deaths, added more workers to the ranks of unemployed, and growing debts place millions more in financial crisis.   ... read more »
28 Black and Latino Publishers Selected to Participate in the GNI Ad Transformation Lab
January 21, 2021
The Google News Initiative, in partnership with the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN), the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP), and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), today kicked off the GNI Ad Transformation Lab: a six month program to help Black and Latino news publishers in the U.S. and Canada advance their advertising strategies and grow digital revenue. We’re proud to announce the 28 organizations selected to participate in the program, which includes publishers from 14 states across the country. ... read more »
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How African American-owned Businesses are Helping Build the Airport of the Future
January 21, 2021
A Message from Jobs at LAX. Throughout 2020, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the City of Los Angeles department that owns and operates Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), continued to make significant progress on its $14.3 billion Capital Improvement Program. This transformational work will modernize LAX, dramatically improve the regional transportation network and create dynamic business and job opportunities for Angelenos, including African American businesses from local communities. ... read more »
Outgoing chairman and fellow CBC member transition to Biden Administration
January 21, 2021
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced that Rep. Cedric Richmond will resign his role as board of directors chairman. He will transition from the CBCF board on January 19 in preparation to serve as senior adviser to the president and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement for President-Elect Joe Biden. ... read more »
Will Blockchain Provide an Answer for Economic Inequality?
January 21, 2021
 Twelve years after the mining of the genesis block in the bitcoin network, cryptocurrencies have seen a historic rise in popularity with investors. The cryptocurrency market value has surpassed $1 Trillion for the first time as Bitcoin reached an-all-time-high of $39,000 per coin. ... read more »
CEO of Long Beach Transit, Kenneth McDonald, Looks to Make the Ride Through a Global Pandemic Safer Every Day
January 14, 2021
Long Beach Transit looks to establish a core sense of health and safety while providing public transportation during a global pandemic; they offer a vital service for people with essential careers. Long Beach Transportation (LBT) understands their transit operators and customers rely on buses to get to their destination; everyone needs to feel secure in a time of social distancing. CEO of LBT Kenneth McDonald highlighted the measure of safety and made the health and well-being of the community a daily mission. McDonald shared that the safety protocols implemented look to reassure that daily protection is en route. ... read more »
Woman-Owned Catering Business Has Made Long-Standing Memories in Every Dish for Over 20 Years
January 14, 2021
Daria shared her passion and how she came to be the most sought-after catering business in Los Angeles. ... read more »
NMAAM Receives $1 Million Donation From Amazon
January 14, 2021
“We are especially proud that Amazon’s partnership will mean more young people and students can access the museum and additional educational enrichment,” said David Bozeman, vice president, Amazon Transportation Services. “The intersection of the creative class of musicians with science and technology will continue to give all Nashvillians an amazing opportunity to learn and educate.” ... read more »
Madison Group Hires Senate Democrat
January 14, 2021
The Madison Group, a bipartisan, bicameral, and bicoastal government relations firm, is pleased to welcome Tiffany Harris, Esq. as director of Government Relations. Harris brings legislative policy and judiciary expertise to the Madison Group. ... read more »
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