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L.A. County Backs Legislation to Automatically Update Cannabis Convictions 
May 24, 2018
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to back legislation that would automatically remove or reduce certain cannabis-related convictions.  Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Hilda Solis recommended support for AB 1793.  ... read more »
New Caltrans Deputy Inspector General Will Oversee SB 1 Contracts: Gas Tax Revenue
May 24, 2018
According to a press release from Gov. Jerry Brown, Lumpkin previously worked for Southern California Edison in several senior positions. After leaving Edison, she worked as a consultant who represented "major corporations and diverse communities." ... read more »
The Black Business Tour: Spotlighting and Empowering Local Black-Owned Businesses 
May 24, 2018
In 2016, South L.A. native Mone’t Lamb launched The Black Business Tour (TBBT), with the intention of increasing the visibility of Black-owned businesses. Today, the company is providing marketing services by using bus tours to shine a spotlight on business owners in the Los Angeles area.  ... read more »
GAO Set to Issue Advertising Spending Report
May 3, 2018
A long-awaited report that details what federal agencies spend on advertising in African American-owned newspapers is finally near completion, according to officials in the General Accounting Office (GAO). ... read more »
Los Angeles Black Workers Center Leads Rally and March Against Work Place Discrimination 
May 3, 2018
Advocacy mixed with celebration draws hundreds to stand up for workers’ rights.  ... read more »
Watt Companies and West Angeles CDC host community workshop
May 3, 2018
LA Metro and their partners, Watt Companies and West Angeles Community Development Corporation (CDC) lead a spirited yet tough ‘community workshop’ that turned into a town hall meeting with a group of diverse leaders and residents on Thursday at the West Angeles Church Crystal room. ... read more »
L.A. Sentinel, Taste of Soul Partner Airbnb Hosts Community Reception for South L.A. 
May 3, 2018
The company met with South L.A. residents to discuss the great opportunities they're offering to potential hosts.  ... read more »
Two African Americans appointed to the California Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census 
April 26, 2018
Two African-Americans have been appointed to the California Complete Count Committee for the 2020 federal census. ... read more »
How California’s Energy Efficiency is Helping Communities of Color
April 19, 2018
With over 2 million African Americans living in California, 4.6 percent unemployment accounts for an additional 82,600 people back at work. And a significant part of California’s vibrant economy is the state’s smart energy strategy, which has created hundreds of jobs in recent years. ... read more »
Empower Yourself Economically by Becoming an Airbnb Host in South L.A.   
April 19, 2018
Are you a South Los Angeles resident looking to earn extra income? Find out what it takes to share your space and grow your wallet by becoming an Airbnb host! ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Delivers Fifth State of the City Address
April 16, 2018
Mayor Garcetti touches upon the most salient and pressing issues facing Los Angeles in his State of the City Address. ... read more / watch video »
Former Congressional Aide Guilty of Extorting $5,000 from Compton Medical Marijuana Dispensary 
March 8, 2018
A former congressional staffer was found guilty on Thursday March 1, of federal extortion and bribery charges for taking $5,000 with bogus promises of helping to prevent the closure of an illegal Compton marijuana dispensary.  ... read more »
Mayor Announces Pilot Water Treatment Initiative
February 22, 2018
    A pilot initiative that aims to double the recycled water capacity at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant was announced Thursday February 15, by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. ... read more »
Banking Black in America 
February 22, 2018
In 1865, Freedman’s Bank began the history of African-American banking in America and its principle of keeping money among its patrons continues to be relevant to financial health in the Black community today.  ... read more »
Breaking into the Oil and Natural Gas Industry
February 15, 2018
3 Tips for Breaking into the Oil and Natural Gas Industry ... read more »
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