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 7 tips for budgeting during inflation 
June 23, 2022
 Gas prices are high. Food costs are rising. Everything is going up and it's all due to inflation. While the war in Ukraine was the catalyst for prices to go soaring, the domino effect only seems to get worse. Experts have concluded that the increases in prices will only continue to go up. ... read more »
Inflation Worries Grow as Cal Legislature Approves State Budget
June 23, 2022
Diane Lanette Barkum is an in-home care provider and mom of three. She commutes about 40 minutes every workday between the Riverside County cities of Lake Elsinore, where she lives, and Moreno Valley, where her job is. ... read more »
Higher Black Unemployment Distorts Rosy Picture of Job Recovery
April 14, 2022
The total unemployment rate for Black Californians seems stuck at almost three times higher than the national rate – despite steady increases in overall hiring of African Americans in the state. ... read more »
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Renters of Color Pay Higher Security Deposits, More Application Fees
April 14, 2022
Results from Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report show renters of color typically submit more applications — and pay more in application fees — before they secure a place to live than White renters do. Renters of color also typically pay a higher security deposit when they move in. ... read more »
Communities do not trust institutions. This is how we’re regaining it.
April 1, 2022
Americans have lost trust in the ability of large institutions like the federal government, national media, and large companies – even big banks – to understand or care about their needs.  ... read more »
Gov’s Relief Plan Would Send Over $9 Billion in Direct Payments to Californians
March 31, 2022
The plan includes a mix of direct payments to individuals; suspension of public transportation fares tax rebates; and support for state, county and municipal programs that align with the governor’s goal to make California a zero-emissions state by 2035. ... read more »
EECI and AltaSea Unite to Bring ‘Blue’ Jobs to Watts Community
March 31, 2022
Careers in the “blue” or ocean economy will become more accessible for South Los Angeles residents, thanks to collaboration between the Entrepreneur Educational Center Inc. (EECI) and AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. ... read more »
Southwest Carpenters Host Combine at LA Trade
March 31, 2022
 Prospective carpenters and hiring contractors gathered in downtown Los Angeles on March 26, at 6 a.m., as the Southwest Carpenters held their first post-pandemic Carpenter’s Combine Day at L.A. Trade Technical College. ... read more »
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Debt Relief Mindfully
March 24, 2022
With COVID-19 in affect for over two years, health professionals have been put to extraordinary tests. ... read more »
On Equal Pay Day, Advocates Shine Light on Earning Gap for Black Women
March 24, 2022
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) estimates that women in the U.S. earn 83 cents to every dollar that men earn. That gap gets wider for women of color, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. ... read more »
Nursing Home Worker Poll: Half Say They Are Likely to Leave Their Jobs in the Next 12 Months.
March 17, 2022
SEIU 2015, the Nation’s Largest Long-Term Care Union, Releases Data Days after President Biden Outlines Industry Crisis in State of the Union Address. ... read more »
Make Room, Gas and Food: Insurance Payments Might Go Up, Too
March 17, 2022
Californians might be hit with sticker shock from another bill that skyrockets later this year: their health insurance premiums. ... read more »
CBC Report Highlights Economic Progress and Barriers Facing Black Americans
February 24, 2022
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) released a new analysis of the impact of economic trends and barriers on Black Americans. ... read more »
Black Unemployment Rate Improves Amid Historic Jobs Report
February 9, 2022
America – and most notably Black America – is back to work, declared President Joe Biden as he announced one of the most robust job reports in modern times. ... read more »
Your 2021 Taxes: 7 Things the IRS Wants You to Know
February 9, 2022
During the virtual meeting, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig and Ken Corbin, Wage and Investment Division Commissioner and Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer at the IRS, stressed the importance of filing via the internet and making sure all information submitted is accurate. That way, they said, taxpayers can avoid delays and seamlessly receive their returns into their bank accounts by direct deposit. ... read more »

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