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Young Activist, Entrepreneur Aims to Mitigate Water Crises First in Detroit, Then Around the World 
June 21, 2018
Twenty-five-year-old Abess Makki has a vested interest in creating better relationships between city governments and their residents. It’s not money per se, he says, but more so altruistic in promoting a streamlined way for residents to pay municipal expenses and for cities to receive them. ... read more »
Energy Industry Continues to Court Younger, More Diverse Workforce
June 18, 2018
As workers in the energy sector reach retirement age, the need to recruit, train and hire younger, more diverse talent will increase, dramatically. ... read more »
Business Opportunities Abound in Zambia, Says Ambassador
June 14, 2018
Zambian Ambassador visits L.A. Sentinel, invites African Americans to invest ... read more »
Private-Public Business Partnership Key to Strengthening D.C. Workforce and Economy
June 11, 2018
Under the leadership of Mayor Muriel Bowser, the District has taken proactive steps to create relationships with the business community to ensure that not only District residents who are job seekers have a fair shot at economic prosperity through the First Source program, but also allow for continued investment in and support of communities in which the businesses are developing.  ... read more »
From Millionaire to Billionaire in Training, Dr. Abagail Mamboleo Shares Keys to Successful Entrepreneurship  
June 7, 2018
From Nairobi, Kenya to a self-made American business woman, Dr. Abagail “Aby” Lilian Mamboleo’s career journey has been life changing! Today, the entrepreneur is living her motto, “I’m a B.I.T. (billionaire in training), and encouraging others to follow suit.   ... read more »
‘eSi Pitch’ Event Held on LA84 Campus
May 31, 2018
In an effort to bridge the opportunity gap in the tech sector, local company eSportsInstruction.com hosted an event to help urban innovators and resources connect. Utilizing Skype, CEO’s from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Canada convened on Saturday, May 20,on the LA84 campus in South L.A. ... read more »
When Are Enough Taxes Enough?
May 31, 2018
Over the years, California has collected enough taxes to fully fund education, fix our water issues, and repair our roads – but has chosen to redirect the funds for other priorities. According to the Governor, this year California is collecting more taxes than expenditures, with billions leftover in reserves. At what point is enough taxes on the poor - middle income enough? ... read more »
AB 2500 Denies Californians Access to Responsible, Regulated Credit Options
May 31, 2018
Blocking families from accessing certain types of loans would be particularly damaging for African American families. According to a study by the Center for the New Middle Class, even when African Americans have credit scores of 700 or above – generally considered to be a “good” score on a scale of 300 to 850 – their financial wellness resembles those with much lower credit scores. In fact, 80 percent of these families were likely to say that they live paycheck-to-paycheck, they were two and a half times more likely to overdraft on a bank account and they 28 percent less likely to have $1,200 set aside for a financial emergency. ... read more »
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 »
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