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Owner of Cakes by Chante Confirms Love is the Secret Ingredient to her Success
September 16, 2021
Cakes by Chante bakery owner, Chante Bernard recounted the start of her journey to the holy matrimony of her parents, celebrated on September 8, 1973. They were showered with wedding gifts and among these presents, they would find a lime green Hamilton Beach cake mixer, a gift that would encompass a beautiful destiny. ... read more »
Secretary Fudge, HUD convened African American officials to discuss the housing investments in President Biden’s Build Back Better plan
September 16, 2021
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge convened a virtual roundtable discussion with over 90 mayors, state legislators, county commissioners, and local municipal leaders on the housing investments and racial equity opportunities that would be created through President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. The mayors and state and local elected leaders make up the executive teams and memberships of the National League of Cities- National Black Caucus for Local Elected Officials, National Organization of Black County Officials, African American Mayors Association, and National Black Conference of State Legislators. ... read more »
Racial Equity Finds a Permanent Home in Los Angeles
September 13, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021, marks a monumental day in the history of Los Angeles. Attorney and Executive Director of the Civil and Human Rights Department, Capri Maddox has cut the ribbon to the newly established building looking to house the first racial equity branch of local government in the Los Angeles City Mall arena.  ... read more »
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Dr. Tony Allen Appointed as Chair of President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs
September 9, 2021
... announced his intent to appoint Dr. Tony Allen as the Chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Board will advance the goal of the ... ... read more »
Balance Your People and Profits: Cal Bill Pushes Amazon, Walmart, and Other Big E-Retailers
September 9, 2021
Last week, warehouse workers, labor leaders, elected officials, and community groups came together on the steps of the California State Capitol. Their goal was to generate public support for California’s pro-worker “Warehouse Workers Protection Act,” – also called Assembly Bill (AB) 701-- and to encourage the state Senate to pass it. ... read more »
Maverick’s Flat Has a New Stakeholder in Nina RoZá
September 2, 2021
She shares how she has resurrected the iconic venue into something new for the community. ... read more »
Mozee Named General Manager of City’s StreetsLA Bureau
August 26, 2021
Keith Mozee believes in doing his best, regardless of the task, and that mindset paved the way for his journey from truck driver to general manager of StreetsLA, the Los Angeles city department formerly known as the Bureau of Street Services. ... read more »
Celebrating Black Business Month: A Call to Act
August 26, 2021
August is Black Business Month – It’s a time to celebrate Black-owned businesses and honor the rich heritage of Black entrepreneurship. It’s a call to continue to empower Black business owners in our communities and advocate for economic inclusivity for all. ... read more »
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Making More History
August 26, 2021
The power couple stars in Tiffany’s latest advertising campaign, and the company calls it a celebration of modern love. ... read more »
BALDWIN HILLS CRENSHAW MALL SOLD
August 25, 2021
Crenshaw Boulevard is considered by many as the heart of the African American Community and believe the Crenshaw Mall is the catalyst to economic stimulus and economic revitalization within our community.   ... read more »
Long Beach Center of Economic Inclusion Finds their Permanent President and CEO
August 19, 2021
The Long Beach Center of Economic Inclusion (LBCEI) open their doors to an undeniable force and gave him the authority to shape the progression of their organization; Byron Reed has become LBCEI’s first permanent president and CEO. ... read more »
JONATHAN SANDVILLE JOINS AFRICAN AMERICAN BOARD LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AS PRESIDENT AND CEO
August 18, 2021
Philanthropy executive Jonathan Sandville has joined The African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI) as its new president and CEO, replacing recently retired co-founder Yvette Chappell-Ingram, the organization’s first president and CEO. ... read more »
Waters and Pelosi: Investing in the Future of South Los Angeles
August 16, 2021
Congresswoman Maxine Waters joined Speaker of House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on August 12 to discuss the advancement of the Child Tax Credit implemented this year. ... read more »
Why Your Business Needs to be Certified as a Diverse Supplier
August 12, 2021
Supplier diversity is a crucial part of an organization’s success. It’s a way for companies to promote innovation, cultivate networking, boost hiring, and perhaps most important of all, a way for companies to experience the many benefits of diversity while taking steps to close the racial equity gap. ... read more »
Jimmie Woods-Gray Elected President of L.A. Fire Commission
August 12, 2021
Jimmie Woods-Gray, a veteran educator and community activist, is the new president of the City of Los Angeles Fire Commission and she faces some pressing issues in her new assignment. ... read more »
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