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New Study Evaluates Shared Equity Housing Program Performance, Nationwide Impact 33-Year Report Highlights Economic Benefits, Lasting Affordability for Lower-Income Households of Color
May 24, 2019
Shared equity homeownership promotes sustainable wealth-building opportunities and lasting affordability for lower-income households, according to new research published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in partnership with Grounded Solutions Network. ... read more »
Best Friends and Mothers Partner Up to Create Posh Mommy and Me Clothing Line to Represent Fashionable Black Mother and Daughter Duos All Over
May 23, 2019
Jamea Adams-Ginyard and Pamela Berry-Johnson have turned their friendship into a business, creating Posh Mommy and Me, an online boutique. The fashion-forward company thrives on creating looks for mothers who love to dress their “minis” in matching outfits. Posh Mommy & Me was created to bring mothers and daughters together, making them look and feel beautiful together. ... read more »
Byron Allen Expands Empire with Purchase of Fox Regional Sports Networks
May 23, 2019
As a result of the $10.6 billion acquisition deal, Allen’s company, Entertainment Studios, announced that it will buy four local stations from Bayou City Broadcasting for $165 million, according to Variety. ... read more »
BBA Celebrates Gospel Music 
May 22, 2019
The Black Business Association (BBA) will recognize gospel music legends at its Salute to Black Music Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., at the California African American Museum. ... read more »
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Delays Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Until 2028, the Tubman 20 was to be Unveiled in 2020
May 22, 2019
Harriet Tubman / Steven Mnuchin  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today that designs for an updated $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman will be delayed by eight years.  ... read more »
Sprouts Hiring for New West Hollywood Store
May 17, 2019
Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, today announced it will soon finish construction on its new store in West Hollywood to meet the growing local demand for fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. ... read more »
HUD Awards $1.5 Billion to Support Seven States in Their Recovery From 2018 Disasters
May 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support seven states in their recovery from major disasters that occurred last year, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and devastating wildfires in California.  ... read more »
HUD Awards $492 Million to Help California Recover From 2018 Camp, Hill and Woolsey Wildfires
May 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $492 million to the State of California to support recovery efforts from the 2018 Camp, Hill and Woolsey Wildfires devastating communities in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. This was part of nearly $1.5 billion awarded to support seven states in their recovery from major disasters that occurred last year, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and flooding, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in Hawaii. ... read more »
Chase bank coaches African American young adults on financial health
May 16, 2019
On Saturday, Chase hosted its first community financial education seminar at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. The event was aimed primarily for young African American men aged 16-24. The event challenged attendees to ask the question, why is it important to save? ... read more »
Everytable Fights Against Food Injustice in Underserved Communities
May 16, 2019
This month, the Sentinel met with Everytable chef, Zach Thomas for an exclusive tour of the kitchen to witness the love and colorful flavors that go into each dish. The Sentinel also spoke with Chef Zach about the company’s inspiration behind the ingredients and spices used in the dishes as well as the human right of affordable healthy food for people of color. ... read more »
Counseling Center in Watts Provides Accessible, Affordable Therapy for All
May 16, 2019
Marianne Diaz’s 20-year counseling career began after a stint in jail for a gang-related arrest. At the time, she was hard and angry and she says the world made her that way. ... read more »
T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Will Bring Underserved Californians Into The 5G Future Faster
May 16, 2019
Earlier this year, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) held hearings to evaluate the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger, where I was one of dozens of Californians who came out to make our communities' needs known. As someone who works every day to ensure diverse communities have fair and inclusive access to opportunities and services, I feel it's important to underscore the potential benefitsthe merger will bring to these communities. ... read more »
Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center Opens
May 16, 2019
New South L.A. facility will provide clinical support and health services for transition-age youth. South L.A. youth moving into adulthood received a big boost with the opening of the Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center. ... read more »
Marisa Johnson Promotes Women in Fitness in Downtown Inglewood
May 16, 2019
As part of her She Is speaker series, Johnson led an event on mental and physical health for women at her creative workspace in Inglewood. ... read more »
Paul R. Williams’ Artwork Resurrected at UCLA
May 16, 2019
In 1894, the infant Paul R. Williams was born into a happy family who traveled to Los Angeles from Memphis, TN, most likely in search of better opportunities. But he was only two years old when tragedy struck. His father died in 1896, his mother followed suit in 1898. ... read more »
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