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Businesses React to Ruling Against Biden Vaccine Mandate
January 14, 2022
For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them. ... read more »
“Skip” Cooper, Longtime BBA President, Announces Retirement
January 5, 2022
Earl “Skip” Cooper II officially retired as president and chief executive officer of the Black Business Association (BBA) on December 31, but not before sharing parting words that encapsulate his unwavering dedication to the organization. ... read more »
Illustrating a Beautiful Life with Robert ‘Bob’ Goe
December 16, 2021
Robert Goe externalized every emotion and taught the nation how to smile through the pain of racial adversity. ... read more / view cartoon »
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Harris unveils plan for electric vehicle charging network
December 13, 2021
The Biden administration released an ambitious federal strategy Monday to build 500,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the country and bring down the cost of electric cars with the goal of transforming the U.S. auto industry. ... read more »
Lowe’s CEO Addresses Race, Inflation and Vaccine Mandates
December 10, 2021
Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison personally knows about racism. He grew up in segregated rural Tennessee. His father was a sharecropper-turned-insurance salesman and his mother was one of the first in their family to graduate from high school. Both parents taught him and his six siblings to never allow their surroundings to limit their expectations or their vision of what they could be. ... read more »
Black Cannabis Entrepreneurs Say State’s $30 Million Fee Waiver Fund May Not Be Enough
December 9, 2021
Alphonso “Tucky” Blunt, owner of a marijuana product store in Oakland called Blunts and Moore, says his business is located in the same zip code where he was arrested for selling weed illegally in 2004. ... read more »
Meet the 29-Year-Old Activist and Atty Chairing California’s Reparations Task Force
December 9, 2021
In June, California launched the nation’s first Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans this year.   The nine-member committee was established to meet the requirements of Assembly Bill ( ... ... read more »
California Goes on Offensive as Omicron Variant Threat Grows 
December 9, 2021
Three days after Thanksgiving, Gov. Gavin Newsom went online to address the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, a version of the virus with at ... , according to the World Health Organization.   ... read more »
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Black Cannabis Entrepreneurs Say State’s $30 Million Fee Waiver Fund May Not Be Enough
December 9, 2021
Alphonso “Tucky” Blunt, the owner of a marijuana product store in Oakland called ... , says his business is located in the same zip code where he was arrested for selling weed illegally in 2004.   ... read more »
ViacomCBS to Sell CBS Studio Center for $1.85 Billion
November 30, 2021
ViacomCBS has agreed to sell CBS Studio Center in Studio City for approximately $1.85 billion to a partnership formed by Hackman Capital Partners LLC and Square Mile Capital Management LLC, the companies announced today. ... read more »
T-Mobile to Pay $20M After Outage Led to Failed 911 Calls
November 29, 2021
Wireless carrier T-Mobile agreed to pay $19.5 million in a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission over a 12-hour nationwide outage in June 2020 that resulted in thousands of failed 911 calls. ... read more »
Black Woman Tech Founder Survived Homelessness and Started a Movement to Increase Generational Wealth in South L.A.
November 26, 2021
Homeless at the age of 19, Cassie Betts has a riveting life story. She shares memories about befriending “questionable characters of the night,” with the tech-savvy inner-city youth she trains in her technology academy Made In South L.A. (MISLA), initially launched from the janitor’s closet of a South Central Los Angeles charter school. ... read more »
Three Black Google-Funded “Techtrepreneurs” Talk Shop, Challenges
November 25, 2021
Three Google-funded, Black tech executives and entrepreneurs joined Black business advocates and news publishers to discuss their ventures, the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and investment during a recent online symposium. ... read more »
Black and Latina women less likely to take sick days for fear of retribution
November 11, 2021
In a new survey of 2,000 working Americans that took a close look at the perceptions and racial disparities surrounding taking sick time. While the COVID-19 pandemic has Americans taking their health more seriously than ever, half of respondents feel discouraged by their workplace to call out to take care of themselves when feeling under the weather. ... read more »
CD-9 Welcomes Residents Applying for BIG:LEAP Program
November 4, 2021
South L.A. residents lined up on October 29, at the field office of Councilmember Curren Price, Jr. to apply for the BIG:LEAP - the Basic Income Guaranteed: Los Angeles Economic Assistance Program. The citywide program, which accepts applications until November 7, will provide 3,000 recipients with $1,000 per month for 12 months with no-strings-attached or conditions on how the funds must be spent. ... read more »
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