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Lendistry Tapped to Administer State Grants Program for Entrepreneurs  
May 12, 2022
The Dream Fund is now accepting applications from small businesses and the  California Office of the Small Business Advocate has partnered with Lendistry, a Los Angeles-based, minority-led small business and commercial real estate lender to administer the $35 million grant portion of its program. The fund provides $10,000 to each small business that qualifies.  ... read more »
Legalzoom And L.A. Sparks Launch Multi-Year Partnership to Support Small Businesses
May 11, 2022
LegalZoom & Sparks Partner to Empower and Uplift Women Entrepreneurs ... read more »
Study assesses taking of Black homeowners’ property in 1960s
May 5, 2022
Residents of a Black neighborhood in north Georgia lost more than $5 million on their properties when their homes were destroyed and replaced with university dorms and parking lots more than 50 years ago, according to an analysis by University of Georgia professors. ... read more »
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SoCalGas Donates $525K to Help Restaurants Survive COVID-Driven Downturn
April 14, 2022
SoCalGas announced today it has made a second $525,000 donation to the California Restaurant Foundation's Restaurants Care Resilience Fund, which is designed to aid small eateries impacted economically by the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Chairwoman Maxine Waters Helps Hundreds of Angelenos Expecting Housing Vouchers
April 14, 2022
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, stopped to assist hundreds of people frustrated by the current housing crisis in Los Angeles. In the article included below, ABC 7 Los Angeles details a recent event where misinformation led to a crowd of people lining up with the expectation of receiving housing vouchers. The article describes the efforts Chairwoman Waters took to support those in need of assistance and clear up confusion. ... read more »
Higher Black Unemployment Distorts Rosy Picture of Job Recovery
April 14, 2022
The total unemployment rate for Black Californians seems stuck at almost three times higher than the national rate – despite steady increases in overall hiring of African Americans in the state. ... read more »
Renters of Color Pay Higher Security Deposits, More Application Fees
April 14, 2022
Results from Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report show renters of color typically submit more applications — and pay more in application fees — before they secure a place to live than White renters do. Renters of color also typically pay a higher security deposit when they move in. ... read more »
Communities do not trust institutions. This is how we’re regaining it. 
April 7, 2022
Americans have lost trust in the ability of large institutions like the federal government, national media, and large companies – even big banks – to understand or care about their needs.  This view is justified, particularly among communities of color and low-income households.  ... read more »
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Tunua Thrash-Ntuk Takes the Helm at Center by Lendistry 
April 7, 2022
If you don’t know Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, you should. She is quintessentially LA, a hometown girl who wanted to do good for her community and did.   ... read more »
Vermont Slauson EDC Honors Local Women Leaders and Women-Owned Businesses Sentinel News Service
April 7, 2022
Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation honors local women leaders and held a 60-Second women-owned business pitch competition to celebrate Women's History Month. ... read more »
Ava Walker: From Foster Child to CEO
April 7, 2022
Ava Walker is the founder of “Arts, Film, and Goods' pantry,” a non-profit organization that serves foster youth throughout the Southland, and a former foster youth herself. She sat down with L.A. Sentinel to opine about her journey from foster child to CEO. ... read more »
New Production Company ‘8bitclosedfist’ Creates Home for all Blerds!
April 7, 2022
8bitclosedfist founder, Ronell Crawford, wanted to create a space where the Blerd community could feel at home. ... read more / view gallery »
Communities do not trust institutions. This is how we’re regaining it.
April 1, 2022
Americans have lost trust in the ability of large institutions like the federal government, national media, and large companies – even big banks – to understand or care about their needs.  ... read more »
Deadline for Business Property Statements Fast Approaching 
March 31, 2022
There’s a deadline fast approaching that oftentimes is overlooked but is significant nevertheless — the Business Property Statements. And the deadline is here.  ... read more »
Gov’s Relief Plan Would Send Over $9 Billion in Direct Payments to Californians
March 31, 2022
The plan includes a mix of direct payments to individuals; suspension of public transportation fares tax rebates; and support for state, county and municipal programs that align with the governor’s goal to make California a zero-emissions state by 2035. ... read more »
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