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Leslie Hale Makes History as First African American Female CEO of RLJ, Proving Business Isn’t a Man’s World
December 13, 2018
Recently, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper spoke with Hale to discuss her new position and the changes she plans to implement within the company. ... read more »
Vermont/ Slauson Economic Development Corporation Designated Community Financial Institution
December 13, 2018
The organization can now provide more direct funding to small businesses in South L.A. ... read more »
Los Angeles Nonprofits Receive Over $1 Million in Economic Development Grants from Bank of America to Stimulate Business and Neighborhood Revitalization
November 19, 2018
Bank of America announced $1,124,000 in economic development grants given to 52 nonprofits that help stimulate local business and neighborhood revitalization in communities across Los Angeles. Nonprofits receiving the funds provide services ranging from affordable housing and community development resources to small business support and arts and culture programs that stimulate the local economy. ... read more »
One United Launches ‘Take a Knee’ Campaign to Take ‘Bank Black’ Movement to Next Level 
November 15, 2018
One United Bank officials launched their “Take a Knee” campaign with the unveiling of “Last Man Standing”, work by internationally acclaimed artist Addonis Parker. ... read more »
County Seeks Input for Distribution of Community Development and Housing Funds
Officials from the Community Development Commission/Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (CDC/HACoLA) invite residents to a Community Meeting & Resource Fair to seek input for the County’s 2019-2020 Action Plan. The Plan will disperse approximately $34 million in housing and community development funds for projects, including the revitalization of community infrastructure, childcare programs, services for senior citizens and persons experiencing homelessness, homebuyer assistance and home repair programs, low-interest business loans, and graffiti removal. ... read more / view event »
Financial Literacy For Business Owners Workshop #102
Thursday, Nov. 8th Thursday, Nov. 15th Thursday, Nov. 29th Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm Location: 1130 Slauson Avenue, LA, CA 90044 ... read more / view event »
Compton Community College District Publishes Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report
October 18, 2018
As outlined in its bylaws, the committee has met on a regular basis to review expenditures, tour campus renovations, and ask questions. The 2016-2017 Annual Report documents the results of these activities and serves to fulfill the basic tenets of the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee’s charter.  ... read more »
Free Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium to Offer Valuable Economic Strategies and Resources
The Symposium will feature presentations and panel discussions on Affordable Housing and Development, Funding Opportunities, and Tax Essentials for Faith Based and Nonprofit Organizations: Capitalizing on Tax Laws and Exemptions.   ... read more / view event »
Consumer Beware! Thieves are Using Gift Cards and Other New Scams to Steal Your Money
September 27, 2018
Over 1 million people filed fraud complaints with the Federal Trade Commission last year, according to its Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book.  The secure, online database is based on unverified reports filed by consumers and is available only to law enforcement.  They use the data collected to spot trends, identify questionable business practices and targets, and enforce the law, indicates the FTC.   ... read more »
Nat’l Black Church Initiative Launches Wells Fargo Boycott
August 31, 2018
According to the Rev. Anthony Evans, NBCI president, the call to boycott stems from the institution’s targeting of the African American community and suppressing economic growth in Black neighborhoods. ... read more »
Gentrification or Economic Empowerment? Recycling Black Dollars Turns to Danny Bakewell, Jr. for Perspective 
August 23, 2018
"We are grateful that Danny Bakewell, Jr. saw fit to share his valued perspective on the unprecedented transformation of the Crenshaw District and all its complexities,” opined RBD’s Co-Executive Directors, Jacque Bee and Crystal Mitchell. Bakewell Jr., Executive Director of the Los Angeles Sentinel, shared his view on the wave of changes occurring in the Crenshaw District from his vantage point as a general contractor and developer. ... read more »
F.A.I.T.H. (Financial Awareness Investing in Total Health) EXPO- Saturday, July 14 (11am – 3pm)
You’re Invited!  Attend this FREE Community Wealth and Health EXPO. Explore the relationship between health and wealth and how you can improve both.  Access to quality  services and solutions.  ... read more / view event »
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