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WATCH: Bakewell Building South LA
July 14, 2020
Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. talks to Tanya Mcrae and Spectrum News ... read more / watch video »
Los Angeles Community College District Commits to 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Energy
July 10, 2020
On July 8, 2020, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees signed the Clean Energy and Sustainability Resolution committing the community college district to eliminate carbon-based electricity consumption by 2030 and replace all other carbon-based energy use with clean, renewable energy sources by 2040. ... read more »
5 Major California Firms, Other Businesses, Invest Billions in Black Enterprises. Where Will The Money Go?
July 9, 2020
Over the last month, several corporations have stepped up to fund the Black community.   ... read more »
Planting a SEED in South LA
July 9, 2020
On the northeast corner of Vermont and Manchester Avenues, a little over four acres of land have remained blighted and mostly vacant since the 1992 Civil Unrest, ... read more »
Supreme Court Decision Jeopardizes CFPB’s Future and its Independence
July 9, 2020
A June 29 U.S. Supreme Court split decision represents a major setback to both the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the consumers who have come to rely upon the agency. Since 2010, more than 25 million consumers were helped by the agency’s efforts that returned over $11 billion.    Although the case known as Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was argued on March 3 of this year, its origins date back to 2017 when Seila Law, a California-based debt relief firm, asked the CFPB to set aside a civil investigative demand (CID) that sought information to determine whether it was engaged in illegal debt relief practices.   ... read more »
Entrepreneurs Kick Off National Campaign to Fund Black Businesses and Bridge the Black Wealth Gap
July 9, 2020
The 10K Project is an economic movement to create a 100% Black-owned crowdfunding platform ... read more »
Bank of America Commits to One-Billion-Dollars in Contributions to Local Communities Over a 4-Year Span
July 9, 2020
Local community partners will have a role in this initiative, President of Greater Los Angeles Raul Anaya stated, “We are looking to potentially partner with philanthropy and other large businesses in L.A., because our goal is to create a program ideally that is sustainable with long standing impact. ... read more »
EBONY Magazine Announces Leadership Transition; Willard Jackson to Step Down as CEO
July 5, 2020
On July 2, 2020 the board of directors of EBONY Magazine agreed to a leadership change and the removal of Chief Executive Officer Willard Jackson, Jr. Several weeks ago, the board commissioned an independent inquiry into a number of transactions led by Mr. Jackson and the investigation is ongoing. ... read more »
Bars, restaurants pay price for California virus surge
July 4, 2020
California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters and inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid troubling increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. ... read more »
Brotherhood Crusade Promotes Energy and Water Conservation Through LADWP Partnership
July 2, 2020
To support the grant, Brotherhood Crusade established Youth and Environmental Ambassadors that will work to inform their peers and residents about public health issues and topics on conservation ... read more »
JPMorgan Chase Celebrates Graduates, Expands Commitment to Supporting Young Men of Color
July 2, 2020
Amidst the slew of nationwide virtual graduation ceremonies this past June, JP Morgan Chase held a similar event for its 10-year old mentoring success program The Fellowship Initiative. TFI’s Class of 2020 will see thirty-eight predominantly Black and Latinx young men from low-income communities throughout Los Angeles attending colleges across the state, as well as Princeton in New Jersey. ... read more »
The Black Business Association Holds Virtual Celebration Highlighting Figures in Black Music
July 2, 2020
The organization presented awards acknowledging Black Music Month and the importance of remembering Black businesses right now. ... read more »
Kanye West to bring Yeezy brand, but not sneakers, to Gap
June 27, 2020
The rap superstar will design adult and kids’ clothing that will be sold at the chain next year. Yeezy is best known for pricey sneakers that sell out online quickly. But Yeezy footwear, made with sneaker company Adidas, won’t be sold at Gap stores. ... read more »
Water Replenishment District Receives Grant To Prevent Groundwater Contamination
June 27, 2020
The Water Replenishment District (WRD) has received a $844,240 grant from the California State Water Resources Control Board to remove inactive water wells from production. ... read more »
MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES SENIOR STAFF CHANGES
June 25, 2020
Team will include Andre Herndon and Mary Hodge as Deputy Chiefs of Staff and Breelyn Pete as Deputy Mayor of Legislative and External Affairs ... read more »
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