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Panel Discusses How GOP Tax Plan Affects Communities of Col
December 7, 2017
Trump says he would be fine with Congress raising taxes on the rich in the final plan, but he isn't requiring that they do that. ... read more »
David G. Brown Editorial Cartoon
November 30, 2017
David G. Brown Editorial Cartoon ... read more / view cartoon »
The Highest Gas Tax Increase in the State’s History, Effective November 1, 2017, Was Not a Treat 
November 2, 2017
California braces for the enactment of the highest gasoline tax in the state’s history, a combined 32 cents per gallon (12 cents on gasoline and 20 cents on diesel gas), on November 1, 2017 – making California’s gas prices the second highest in the nation. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Seeks to Protect Consumers with “Megabank” Bill
October 12, 2017
In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently unveiled The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act (H.R. 3937). ... read more »
Furthering Economic Opportunity in Los Angeles’ 2nd District
September 28, 2017
Leading economic development officials, policy makers, practitioners, and business organizations met to discuss economic development priorities, address challenges, identify solutions ... read more »
Money-Savings Tips that Can Improve Your Financial Resilience
September 26, 2017
Economists tell us that a key indicator of financial resilience is the ability to withstand a financial shock. In a recent survey of working Californians entitled “California Dreaming or Struggling,” AARP asked people about the largest unexpected expense they could pay in cash. ... read more »
Wells Fargo Names Winners in Small Business Renovation Contest
August 31, 2017
Company awards physical makeovers to 20 small businesses in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Minneapolis ... read more »
President Obama’s Policies Still Drive Economic Growth
August 10, 2017
In May of 2017, the Black unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years: 7.5 percent. Then, in June, the jobless rate for Blacks fell to 7.1 percent, before rising to 7.4 percent in July, according to the latest jobs report. ... read more »
HACLA Makes Plan to Open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List, Board Approves Contract 
August 4, 2017
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) recently announced the agency’s Board of Commissioners approved a contract to establish a new Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) waiting list in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and the Housing Authority’s Section 8 Administrative Plan.   ... read more »
National Housing Wage
June 15, 2017
Fair market rent for a 1-bedroom is $1,261 a month, and $1,608 for a 2-bedroom, according to the report. ... read more »
Study: Los Angeles will Need More Than 164,000 New Apartments by 2030
June 15, 2017
The city of Los Angeles will need more than 164,000 new apartment units by 2030 to keep up with demand, according to a study released Monday by the National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association. ... read more »
Black Doctors Earn Less than Whites
April 27, 2017
African-American doctors typically work in primary care rather than specialties, the survey noted. ... read more »
Women’s Conference Focuses on Racial Justice and Economic Equity
March 30, 2017
Women’s Conference Focuses on Racial Justice and Economic Equity ... read more »
Economic Justice-Solving L.A.’s Black Job Crisis
March 29, 2017
Los Angeles is in the throes of a Black jobs crisis, indicates a new study released by the UCLA Labor Center, the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, ... read more »
USDA Director: Agriculture Census Important for Black Farmers
March 22, 2017
African-American and other minority farmers are of interest to Whetstone, an African-American who oversees a diverse department of about 45 individuals ... read more »
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