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Rep. Waters Announces CARES Act Grants for Metro, Torrance Transit and Gardena GTrans
August 10, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee (FSC), announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provided grants to each of the three transit agencies that serve her congressional district.  The grants were funded by the CARES Act, a $2 trillion economic security package that included several provisions drafted by Congresswoman Waters in her capacity as the Chair of FSC. ... read more »
Is the Postal Service Slowing Mail Delivery?
August 6, 2020
Reports of significant problems at the postal service under newly appointed postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor, has exacerbated claims that the slowdown is intentional. ... read more »
City Year Los Angeles Announces New Board Co-Chairs Giselle Fernandez and Mattie McFadden-Lawson
August 6, 2020
Giselle Fernandez, the award-winning Spectrum News 1 anchor, and Mattie McFadden-Lawson, a national philanthropic leader, will meet the urgency of the moment to further address systemic inequity in education amplified by the pandemic. ... read more »
Fight for Uber and Lyft Drivers to Remain Their Own Bosses Heats Up as November Vote Approaches
August 6, 2020
As the general election in November gets closer, rideshare and app-based delivery drivers are rounding up support to defeat a ballot initiative that will decide the fate of app-based work in California.   ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Reappoints Tia Boatman Patterson to Lead Cal Housing Finance Agency
August 6, 2020
Over the years, Boatman Patterson, 53, says, she has learned how to work across government -- federal, state and local -- to get things done. Building partnerships, establishing trust, collaborating with policymakers, and opening cross-departmental work and communication channels that, she says, is the only way her agency can help California meet its housing goals. ... read more »
Cynthia McClain-Hill is the Newly-Elected President of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners
August 6, 2020
Embracing the new lens of social awareness, McClain-Hill is strategizing how to broaden the DWP’s social responsibility while also meeting the city’s sustainability goals. She broke down how LADWP can expedite plans that can develop the community. McClain-Hill said, “the DWP is beginning to embrace its role as an economic engine and as a catalyst for community empowerment.”   ... read more »
LADWP Announce Pilot Project for Electronic Bid Submittals
August 5, 2020
As the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, LADWP is actively prioritizing the health and safety of its customers, employees, and contractors. Until further notice, LADWP is suspending in-person public bid openings, the hand-delivery of bids, and in-person Pre-Bid meetings. ... read more »
Xavier University of Louisiana gets $20M donation
August 1, 2020
A historically Black university in Louisiana has received a $20 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The gift is the largest private contribution in the school's history and part of hundreds of millions of dollars Scott announced that she had given away. ... read more »
Black Restaurant Coalition Launches to Help Greater Los Angeles’ Black-Owned Restaurants Survive Amid COVID Pandemic
July 30, 2020
A newly formed coalition is advocating for Los Angeles County’s Black-Owned restaurants to help keep their doors open during the coronavirus pandemic. The Black Restaurant Coalition of Los Angeles exists to support and promote a movement to Dine Black, supporting Black institutions that support vibrant Black Communities. Their mission is to amplify issues facing Black restaurant owners during the coronavirus pandemic, including cost of goods, rent and temporary COVID-19 regulations and policies and beyond. ... read more »
Raul Anaya Promoted to President of Business Banking for Bank of America
July 30, 2020
In his new role as president of Business Banking, he leads a nationwide team that serves mid-sized businesses. ... read more »
NNPA Teams with Magic Johnson to Fund Over $100 Million in PPP Loans for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
July 30, 2020
Johnson’s EquiTrust is providing critical financial support to underserved communities and businesses that have been traditionally neglected. These small and diverse businesses often have difficulty developing strong lending relationships with big banks. According to the Center for Responsible Lending, up to 90% of businesses owned by people of color have been, or will likely be, shut out of the PPP program. ... read more »
TWO NEW HIRES JOIN THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
July 30, 2020
The California African American Museum (CAAM) announced today the addition of two new staff members in key curatorial positions: Taylor Renee Aldridge, visual arts curator and program manager; and Susan D. Anderson, history curator and program manager. ... read more »
Furloughed Employee Sues Live Nation for Racial & Gender Discrimination
July 30, 2020
Newman believes she was practically terminated due to her grievances about being discriminated against in the Live Nation workplace. Newman alleges that Live Nation did not show their support with her grievances; instead, she claims that the global entertainment company negated her complaints, and then cut her loose with coronavirus-related staff reductions to cite as the excuse to relieve the company of the complaint. ... read more »
Cynthia McClain-Hill Elected President of LA Board of Water and Power Commissioners, Susana Reyes Elected Vice President
July 29, 2020
Attorney and public policy strategist Cynthia McClain-Hill was elected today as President of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners, and Commissioner Susana Reyes, a retired LADWP customer service director for low-income programs and sustainability advisor to Mayor Eric Garcetti, was elected the Board’s Vice President. McClain-Hill replaces former U.S. Congressman Mel Levine, who has served as Board President since 2013—the longest-running term of any Board of Water and Power Commission President. Mr. Levine nominated both for their respective positions, which were approved today by the Board. ... read more »
California Endowment Pledges $225M to Support Calif. Black-Led Organizations
July 24, 2020
The Los Angeles-based California Endowment announced today it has approved a 10-year, $225 million pledge of funding support for Black-led organizing, activism and advocacy in the state. ... read more »
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