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Sip & Sonder—Not Your Average Coffee Shop
September 17, 2020
Co-owners Amanda-Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicholas have created a hub for the community to get a cup of coffee and more. ... read more »
Nation’s Top Child Advocacy Organization, The Children’s Defense Fund, Announces Historic Leadership Change
September 10, 2020
After nearly 50 years leading CDF, Marian Wright Edelman welcomes nationally recognized children’s rights and racial equity champion Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson to carry forward her legacy and lead CDF into a new Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
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Inglewood Approves L.A. Clippers Arena
September 10, 2020
On Tuesday the Inglewood City Council voted unanimously to approve the sale of publicly-owned property to the developers of the Los Angeles Clippers’ new arena. Murphy’s Bowl LLC is the company that will develop the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center (IBEC). Murphy’s Bowl can purchase the property for the total price of $66.25 million. The price will be shared among several local entities, including Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the Inglewood Unified School District, and the City of Inglewood. ... read more »
LA Clippers get final city approval to build Inglewood arena
September 8, 2020
The Los Angeles Clippers have received final approval from Inglewood’s city government to begin construction on their new arena next summer. ... read more »
UCLA: Vickie Mays Named Special Advisor to the Chancellor on Black Life
September 3, 2020
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announced  that Vickie Mays, a professor of psychology and health policy and management, has been named special adviser to the UCLA chancellor on Black life. ... read more »
EPIC EVERYDAY — Created by Sisters Cara and Jenae —It’s a Family Business from the Ground Up!
September 3, 2020
Their school and home essentials are designed to empower children and parents of color ... read more »
Southern California Edison Sheds Light on Future Pathway to Inclusivity
September 3, 2020
In this space of reflection and solitude, Southern California Edison (SCE) illuminates their next moves in their journey towards social change. With over 13,000 employees affiliated to this utility firm, extensive research traveled through the company from the top executive level to their field agents. SCE wanted to know their personal social climate within their working sector; reflecting 70% of their employees being women and people of color. Through the “International and Southern California Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report,” SCE was able to pinpoint and bring a laser focus to opportunities for growth and uplifting their Black constituents that show their loyalty to the company every time they put on the Edison uniform.   ... read more »
L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce and SoCalGas Team Up to Host Virtual Job Fair
September 1, 2020
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Southern California Gas Co. announced today they will jointly hold a virtual job fair on Thursday for those seeking employment in the greater L.A. area. ... read more »
Byron McLain Appointed to Co-Chair Los Angeles Police Commission’s Advisory Committee
August 27, 2020
Byron McLain was named to the Los Angeles Police Commission’s Advisory Committee on Building Trust and Equity by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The 16-member commission is comprised of policy specialists, legal experts, and community leaders who will assist the Police Commission in conducting a comprehensive review of the Los Angeles Police Department policies and procedures and delivering recommendations for reform. ... read more »
Lyft Forms Partnership with Black Organizations to Provide Accessible Transportation
August 27, 2020
Ridesharing app Lyft announced an initiative that would provide 1.5 million rides to make transportation accessible to underserved communities. The company joined forces with 11 organizations including The National Urban League, Black Women’s Roundtable and the NAACP. ... read more »
Bakewell Brings Foot Locker to Compton
August 27, 2020
Foot Locker and community activist and real estate developer Danny J. Bakewell, Sr have come together to open Footlockers latest store in Compton, but this is no ordinary store. This is designed to be a community driven store, a store reflective of the very community they are in and a store that is committed to making a difference. ... read more »
Comerica Bank Partners with Minority Depository Institutions
August 27, 2020
MDIs assist minority and under-served communities and foster economic viability in these communities. ... read more »
Learning to be fearless: How mentorship can propel you into a top-tier college
August 21, 2020
My phone buzzed. Like every other text message, I grabbed my phone immediately to read it. But this was no ordinary text. I looked down and read three words that suddenly meant someone’s life was about to change forever: “I chose Berkeley” ... read more »
Members of Congress Demand Answers About California DMV $50M Personal Data Sale 
August 19, 2020
When news broke about Facebook collaborating with data mining companies during the runup to the 2016 presidential election, it may have broken the damn. Now almost four years later, more citizens are raising concerns about their data and who’s sharing it.   Several members of California’s delegation to the United States Congress, including Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, are demanding information from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). They say the DMV has been selling California drivers’ personal data.    ... read more »
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