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County Gets $9.9 Million to Help Neighbors Affected by LAX Noise
July 22, 2021
The Los Angeles County Development Authority announced today it has been awarded a $9.9 million grant that will go toward sound insulation improvements for residents affected by noise from nearby Los Angeles International Airport. ... read more »
Cali-Born Steelers Rookie Joins Gov. Newsom’s Efforts Against Homelessness and Hunger
July 1, 2021
Rookie Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris, who was born in Martinez and attended high school in the East Bay town of Antioch, came home last week to join Gov. Newsom in Santa Clara as he announced his efforts to address the state’s ongoing homelessness crisis and a new COVID-19-related rental relief program. ... read more »
State’s Rooftop Solar Program Imposes Unfair Cost Burdens on Communities of Color
July 1, 2021
Reports of California’s economic rebound are good news, as is a plan from Governor Newsom to use some of the state’s budget surplus to help Californians who have gotten behind in paying rent, water and energy bills. ... read more »
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5 Things to Remember During Your Job Search
July 1, 2021
Nearly 16 months after coronavirus lockdowns began, California is open for business. As job growth continues and the economy rebounds, beginning July 11, Californians who collect unemployment must look for work to maintain their benefits. EDD refers to these people as “claimants” – individuals who claim unemployment benefits. ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
California State Budget for 2021-22 Draws Both Pushback and Praise
May 20, 2021
Depending on where they stand, a number of political leaders in California either praised or pushed back on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $ 267.8 billion budget proposal for fiscal year 2021-22. The plan includes a broad range of high-dollar investments intended to help the state’s struggling economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Plans to Invest in Black and Brown Communities with California Comeback Plan
May 20, 2021
California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week announced a $100 billion economic recovery plan to support small businesses and public schools, as well as Black and Brown families that were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   ... read more »
Many Black Renters, Hit Worst By COVID, Remain in Dark About Billions in Relief Funds
May 6, 2021
But many renters, including Black Californians who lease residential property, may not know about the state’s new CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program or they may not have details on how to apply for the available assistance. Other advocates say some renters could simply be confused because there are multiple rental relief programs at the county or city level to help renters. ... read more »
Increasing Diversity in Lineworker Skilled Trades
May 6, 2021
Athennia, 10, Eric Jr., 9, and Aliyiah, 7, know that when there is a storm or a wildfire, their father, Eric Jones, a field supervisor for Southern California Edison - Opens in new window, is going to be very busy and may be called out to work at night. ... read more / view gallery »
Black Unemployment Increases as California Job Market Recovers
April 29, 2021
“With vaccine eligibility now expanded to Californians 16 and older, our safe reopening and strong recovery will require an ongoing commitment to vaccine access and to a safe workplace for everyone, as more and more Californians get back to work,” said the state officials. ... read more »
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