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Michelle Avan – New Role with Bank of America
June 24, 2021
Michelle A. Avan is a trailblazer and one of the most highly respected business women across multiple local and national groups serving the larger community.  ... read more »
Some Upbeat News for Black Businesses Still Reeling From Pandemic Losses
June 17, 2021
“It’s a state of disrepair. They need significant support,” said Tara Lynn Gray, director of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate.   ... read more »
Black Business Registrations Increase During COVID Pandemic
June 17, 2021
Andre Perry, a Brookings Institution fellow, told the Times that some of the surge in Black business registrations could be a signal of personal economic trouble. “This is more about survival than it is about wealth creation. There’s lots of people who have lost their jobs and lost their businesses. People are starting to realize that side hustles are businesses,” Perry said. ... read more »
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Lindsey Directs LADWP’s Water Distribution System
June 10, 2021
Breonia Lindsey, one of the agency’s top African Americans, oversees maintenance and construction of the city’s 7,300-mile pipeline ... read more »
Everett Sands the Driving Force Behind Lendistry
June 10, 2021
CEO says the memory of his grandfather is the fuel that inspires him to make Lendistry the largest African American lead community lending institution in the country. ... read more »
Hill Harper Talks The Black Wall Street
June 10, 2021
Harper discusses new advancement in financial literacy and freedom designed for the Black and Brown community. ... read more »
Ivie Named to State Commission on Judicial Performance
June 10, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed prominent Los Angeles attorney, Rickey Ivie to the Commission on Judicial Performance.  Newsom made the announcement on May 27. ... read more »
 JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Visits New Crenshaw Community Center Branch
June 10, 2021
On Wednesday, June 2, JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, visited the new community center branch; he described the cultural evolution of Chase and how the institution looks to become a pillar of growth in the Crenshaw community.   ... read more »
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100 Days of Biden-Harris
June 10, 2021
I see the $6 trillion price tag on the Biden legislation as more of an investment than simple spending. A better-educated workforce earns more money, pays more taxes. A healthier workforce means less absenteeism, more efficiency, and productivity. Quality childcare means more women in the workforce —millions of women left in the wake of COVID. The investment makes sense to build our labor force back better. ... read more »
Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Begin in July
June 3, 2021
Monthly payments will begin on July 15 for the Child Tax Credit in President Biden’s American Rescure Plan ... read more »
Biden-Harris Administration Steps up Efforts to Narrow Racial Wealth Gap
June 3, 2021
The Biden-Harris Administration is announcing additional steps to end discrimination and bias in the housing market. “More than 50 years since the Fair Housing Act’s passage, access to wealth through homeownership remains persistently unequal,” administration officials stated. “In his first week in office, President Biden issued a memorandum directing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address discrimination in our housing market.” ... read more »
Historic Bill Raises Minimum Wage to $17 and Eliminates Tipped Wage for Contracted Workers at BWI Airport and Baltimore Penn Station
June 3, 2021
Following a three-year campaign, Doran Brown, a contracted wheelchair agent at BWI Marshall Airport in Baltimore, and over 2,000 union and non-union contracted workers at BWI Marshall Airport and Baltimore Penn Station who earn as little as $8.50 per hour plus tips will see their hourly compensation rise to $17 five years. The higher salary is a result of the Secure Maryland Wage Act, a new law sponsored by Maryland Senator Antonio Hayes and Delegate Kriselda Valderrama. ... read more »
WATCH: Grand Opening of Chase Community Center
June 3, 2021
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, ... read more / watch video »
Governor Newsom Announces Historic ‘Vax for the Win’ Program to Get More Californians Vaccinated by June 15
June 3, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom today launched “Vax for the Win,” a new multi-faceted vaccine incentive program designed to motivate Californians to get their vaccination leading up to the state’s reopening on June 15. The incentives aim to give an extra nudge to those who still need to get vaccinated against COVID-19, especially those in hard-to-reach communities, while also thanking everyone who has already been vaccinated.  ... read more »
SALUTE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN NONPROFITS
May 27, 2021
Several South Los Angeles nonprofits and their top executives were recognized at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards. The awards honor individual organizations and leaders whose focus is to improve the communities they serve.  Finalists and winners and were recognized during the L.A. Business Journal virtual event in early May. ... read more / view gallery »
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