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No credit history? Here’s how to build one
January 16, 2020
Now is a good time to establish a good credit history. These accounts can help get you started. ... read more »
Will Your Dream Job Ever Become Your Reality?
January 16, 2020
If one of your resolutions for the start of the new calendar year is the pursuit of that ever-elusive dream job, you’re not alone. A survey of 2,000 American adults taken by the virtual phone company, TollFreeForwarding, revealed that only about 24% of respondents will ever get to become what they wanted to be when they were younger. And just a tiny fraction of us — only 10% — can make that claim right now. ... read more »
Community Reinvestment Act Changes Expected to Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Communities
January 3, 2020
The Community Reinvestment Act was enacted in 1977 as a direct response to redlining, an unethical practice whereby banks and other lending institutions made it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for residents of poor, inner-city communities to borrow money, get a mortgage, take out insurance or access other financial services. Redlining did not take into consideration an individual’s qualifications or creditworthiness. ... read more »
California Attempts to Revive Compassionate Cannabis Programs
January 3, 2020
For years, Richard Manning knew what he needed to cope with his physical pain, rage and PTSD — much of which he traced to a career-ending knee injury he suffered while on a domestic security detail with the Marines. ... read more »
New California Law Makes It Harder to Treat Employees as Freelancers
January 3, 2020
A new California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors goes into effect Jan. 1, making small businesses in and outside the state consider how they staff their operations. ... read more »
Karim Webb Fights To Bring Equality To The Cannabis Business
December 5, 2019
The goal is to provide access to equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry. ... read more »
Marketers Should Show More Respect for the Black Consumer, According to a Report
October 18, 2019
"Take a look at how African Americans make their decisions, whether it's physically or digitally… what we found is that when it comes to making decisions, we abundantly are going to use recommendations as our first line of research," Cheryl Grace, Nielsen's Senior Vice President of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, told NNPA Newswire. ... read more »
Council President Wesson Moves To Establish $30 Minimum Wage for Rideshare Drivers
October 17, 2019
City Council President Herb Wesson has moved to raise the minimum wages of rideshare drivers to $30 per hour in the City of Los Angeles, a significant policy proposal that would economically empower thousands of the City’s rideshare workers who have seen their earnings steadily decrease over the last several years. ... read more »
Controller Yee, FTB Get Proactive on Gig Economy and Tax Compliance Challenges
October 4, 2019
State Controller Betty T. Yee, chair of California’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the only statewide elected official serving on the Governor’s new Future of Work Commission, today convened a first-of-its-kind public meeting of FTB to look at California’s gig economy and changing tax landscape.  ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Calls on Secretary Perdue to Rescind Proposed Rule to End SNAP
October 4, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the recent Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). This NPRM, which was published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)entitled Revision of the Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,  would harm millions of hard-working families who rely on SNAP.   ... read more »
The Human and Economic Toll of Gun Violence is Staggering
October 3, 2019
The September 18 state-by-state examination of the economic costs of gun violence, reveals numbers that the committee called "staggering." For instance, in 2017, for the first time, the rate of firearm deaths exceeded the death rate by motor vehicle accidents. Nearly 40,000 people were killed in the United States by a gun in 2017, including approximately 2,500 school-age children – or more than 100 people per day and more than five children murdered each day. Sixty percent of gun deaths each year are firearm suicides, researchers said. ... read more »
Seven Ways California’s New ‘Rent Cap’ Law Would Affect You
October 3, 2019
The film – with sentimental flashbacks of a bygone era - centers on the ongoing gentrification in California’s largest city and how it has sapped the blackness out of The Fillmore neighborhood in San Francisco, once a thriving African-American political and cultural hub in the Bay Area. ... read more »
U.S. Department of Labor Releases Report on Global Child Labor
September 27, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor today released the 18th annual edition of its Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. The report, prepared by the Department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), shines a spotlight on child labor globally and assesses the progress some countries have made in upholding their international commitments to eliminate this practice. ... read more »
Trump’s Changes to Title X Program Would Hurt the Black Community’s Access to Family Planning
September 27, 2019
Recent efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the federal Title X family planning program could significantly impede access to essential preventive health services for low-income patients across the state of California and throughout the country. ... read more »
Gov. Sets Up Advisory Team on Aging as Golden State Population Grows Grayer
September 27, 2019
After Carl Maryland retired in 2009, he started playing for a team in the Sacramento Golden Seniors Softball Club league. ... read more »
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