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Two New Reports Chop Up the Data and Make It Easy to Connect with Black California  
June 13, 2019
A little over 2.2 million African Americans call California home. Of that number, 72 percent lives in southern California with the greatest concentration (about 36 percent) in Los Angeles County, followed by the Inland Empire, and then, the San Diego area. ... read more »
Census Committee Reaching out to California’s ‘Hard to Count’ Population
June 13, 2019
Members of the California Complete Count Committee met in Sacramento June 4, to discuss their statewide outreach and communication strategy for 2020, keeping with their mission of getting everyone counted and connected to appropriate resources. The official Census count will begin April 1 of next year, and the committee wants to ensure they reach everyone, especially those who are “hard to count,” they said. Those include immigrant renters, children under 5 and those living below the poverty line. ... read more »
Reparations Must Include the Costs of Predatory Lending New University Studies Track High Costs of Discriminatory Housing
June 7, 2019
In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call for racial reparations. From Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida, to Michael Brown’s in Missouri, Eric Garner’s in New York and many other deaths -- a chorus of calls for reparations has mounted, even attracting interest among presidential candidates.   ... read more »
A Tradition of Organizing
June 6, 2019
As young student activists and organizers in Ohio and Los Angeles in the early 1970s, my parents were a part of a rapidly-growing movement within the Black community that sought to create the kinds of community institutions we knew we needed in order to prosper and thrive. ... read more »
Homelessness Spikes Up 12 Percent in L.A. County
June 6, 2019
    Homelessness in Los Angeles County spiked by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, according to figures released today, with the region’s housing costs outpacing wages and forcing people onto the streets faster than authorities can find them shelter. ... read more »
CEOs get $800,000 Pay Raise, Leaving Workers Further Behind
May 27, 2019
Courtesy Photo NEW YORK (AP) — Did you get a 7% raise last year? Congratulations, yours was in line with what CEOs at the biggest companies got. ... read more »
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $225 Million Loan for San Bernardino County’s I-10 Corridor Project
May 3, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau will provide a $225 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) in California. ... read more »
Experts: Reparations Are Workable and Should Be Provided
May 3, 2019
“With the racial divide stoked by President Donald Trump’s racial bias, the need for some healing among the races is a progressive and necessary policy and redress and reparations promote this healing so that we can move toward a less factionalized, less racially divided country,” Minami said. ... read more »
Thousands Join Councilmember Price at Jovial Two-Day Celebration to Mark Reopening of “South Park 2.0!”
May 2, 2019
Thousands of overjoyed children, families and seniors joined Councilman Curren Price, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the Department of Recreation and Parks and Bureau of Engineering on April 27 to celebrate the renaissance and nearly $8 million makeover of South Park Recreation Center. ... read more »
US Bank Exec Darrell Brown Readies for Next Phase of Life
May 2, 2019
Instead of retiring, Brown ‘re-wires’ after 47 years in banking   Darrell Brown is the first to admit that his career, so far, has been great. ... read more »
Nation’s Racial Wealth Divide Worsens With Federal Tax Cuts: Black Families Have A Dime For Every Dollar Held By Whites
May 2, 2019
If you’re like me, every time you hear a news reporter or anchor talk about how great the nation’s economy is, you wonder what world they are living in. Certainly these journalists are not referring to the ongoing struggle to make ends meet that so much of Black America faces. For every daily report of Wall Street trading, or rising corporate profits, you’re reminded that somebody else is doing just fine financially. ... read more »
Garcetti Outlines `Green New Deal’ for Los Angeles
May 2, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council earlier this month approved a motion instructing city staff to draft a policy which mirrors the ``principles and priorities'' of the Green New Deal. ... read more »
Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay Scores Major Victory for Affordable Housing after Federal Housing Finance Agency Finally Releases Over $367 Million in Delayed Payments
April 24, 2019
Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay WASHINGTON, DC – After an urgent effort by Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has released payments of over $367 million to two vital programs that support access to affordable housing.  ... read more »
After 51 Years, Fair Housing Still an Unfinished Journey
April 11, 2019
... headline news articles reminded the nation that housing discrimination still exists. ... read more »
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