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Lindsey Directs LADWP’s Water Distribution System
June 10, 2021
Breonia Lindsey, one of the agency’s top African Americans, oversees maintenance and construction of the city’s 7,300-mile pipeline ... read more »
Historic Bill Raises Minimum Wage to $17 and Eliminates Tipped Wage for Contracted Workers at BWI Airport and Baltimore Penn Station
June 3, 2021
Following a three-year campaign, Doran Brown, a contracted wheelchair agent at BWI Marshall Airport in Baltimore, and over 2,000 union and non-union contracted workers at BWI Marshall Airport and Baltimore Penn Station who earn as little as $8.50 per hour plus tips will see their hourly compensation rise to $17 five years. The higher salary is a result of the Secure Maryland Wage Act, a new law sponsored by Maryland Senator Antonio Hayes and Delegate Kriselda Valderrama. ... read more »
WATCH: Grand Opening of Chase Community Center
June 3, 2021
On Thursday, May 6, Chase Bank (on the corner of Crenshaw Blvd. and Vernon Blvd.) marked the grand opening of its first community center branch in California, ... read more / watch video »
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Conoco Phillips Heads Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in the Oil and Gas Industry
May 20, 2021
At ConocoPhillips, Shawn Green and Maalika Moore-Thomas each take an optimistic approach to recruiting some of the best minority talent and minds. Green, the manager of global services and technology, and Moore-Thomas, the senior supplier diversity coordinator, also keep a steady eye on diversity and inclusion with ConocoPhillips’ contractors and suppliers. ... read more »
Chase Bank Opens New Community Center in Crenshaw District
May 13, 2021
On Thursday, May 6, Chase Bank (on the corner of Crenshaw Blvd. and Vernon Blvd.) marked the grand opening of its first community center branch in California, a completely redesigned banking experience for the South Los Angeles community in the Crenshaw District.  ... read more »
Cal Restaurants and Bars Can Apply for Aid From $28.6 Billion Relief Fund
May 6, 2021
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently accepting applications to provide emergency assistance to restaurants and bars. ... read more »
EBONY Names Marielle Bobo Editor-in-Chief & Senior Vice President, Programming
April 29, 2021
EBONY, the iconic brand serving as the leading voice of the Black American experience for 75 years, has announced that Marielle Bobo has been tapped as Editor-in-Chief & Senior Vice President, Programming, effective immediately. Following its recent relaunch under new ownership, Bobo’s appointment signals the next milestone in the rebirth of EBONY and is a crucial part of its strategic expansion as a digital-first brand focused on building a platform for and by African Americans. ... read more »
Black Unemployment Increases as California Job Market Recovers
April 29, 2021
“With vaccine eligibility now expanded to Californians 16 and older, our safe reopening and strong recovery will require an ongoing commitment to vaccine access and to a safe workplace for everyone, as more and more Californians get back to work,” said the state officials. ... read more »
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NOTED BUILDER AND ENTREPRENEUR CHARLES QUARLES LENDS NAME TO WATTS AREA BUSINESS INCUBATOR
April 29, 2021
“Preparing for Post-Pandemic Progress” (SOUTH LOS ANGELES-CA) Charles Quarles, President of The Bedford Group of Companies, a leading Los Angeles real estate development firm, has lent his family name to the Quarles Business Opportunity Center (QBOC), a business incubator focused on assisting minority entrepreneurs in the communities of: Watts, Willowbrook, Compton, Carson, and South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Cal State Dominguez Hills Hires Dena Freeman-Patton to Lead Athletics Department
April 22, 2021
New California State University Dominguez Hills Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Dena Freeman-Patton has a stellar career of service to the wellbeing of student-athletes. She began her tenure at CSUDH on April 12. ... read more »
BBA Salutes Black Women, Honors Gwen Moore
April 22, 2021
The theme was “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced.” Elected officials, business executives and community leaders were among the people joining BBA President Earl “Skip” Cooper II in recognizing Moore and other females who have contributed to securing women’s rights in America. Gwendolyn A. Goodman, public relations director of the Black Women’s Network, was the emcee for the occasion. ... read more »
Yvette Chappell-Ingram Retires from CEO Role at AABLI 
April 22, 2021
The mission of AABLI is “to strengthen nonprofit, public, and private organizations by recruiting and preparing African Americans for service on a broad range of governing boards.” Chappell-Ingram has upheld that objective in her years of service as founder and chief executive officer of the organization.   ... read more »
Stephanie Wiggins Appointed CEO of L.A. Metro
April 15, 2021
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors gathered to discuss Stephanie Wiggins’ new role as CEO of the company, leading L.A. Metro. ... read more »
La Create Sp_ce Creates Community Wealth Under One Roof
April 15, 2021
Working as the foundation for many Black-owned businesses is the co-working facility La Create Sp_ce. Located in Inglewood, California, sits a two-story building with 2,600 square feet of innovation and productivity. Owners, Marisa and Terell Johnson break down the values of La Create Sp_ce and the significance of creating a supportive environment for people of color and their businesses. ... read more »
Lineworker Scholarship to Help Increase Diversity in Skilled Trades
April 15, 2021
Edison International launches its first scholarship to increase diversity among SCE’s craft lineworkers, with an initial focus on attracting Black participants. ... read more »
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