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Owner of Cakes by Chante Confirms Love is the Secret Ingredient to her Success
September 16, 2021
Cakes by Chante bakery owner, Chante Bernard recounted the start of her journey to the holy matrimony of her parents, celebrated on September 8, 1973. They were showered with wedding gifts and among these presents, they would find a lime green Hamilton Beach cake mixer, a gift that would encompass a beautiful destiny. ... read more »
Racial Equity Finds a Permanent Home in Los Angeles
September 13, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021, marks a monumental day in the history of Los Angeles. Attorney and Executive Director of the Civil and Human Rights Department, Capri Maddox has cut the ribbon to the newly established building looking to house the first racial equity branch of local government in the Los Angeles City Mall arena.  ... read more »
Dr. Tony Allen Appointed as Chair of President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs
September 9, 2021
... announced his intent to appoint Dr. Tony Allen as the Chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Board will advance the goal of the ... ... read more »
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Balance Your People and Profits: Cal Bill Pushes Amazon, Walmart, and Other Big E-Retailers
September 9, 2021
Last week, warehouse workers, labor leaders, elected officials, and community groups came together on the steps of the California State Capitol. Their goal was to generate public support for California’s pro-worker “Warehouse Workers Protection Act,” – also called Assembly Bill (AB) 701-- and to encourage the state Senate to pass it. ... read more »
Maverick’s Flat Has a New Stakeholder in Nina RoZá
September 2, 2021
She shares how she has resurrected the iconic venue into something new for the community. ... read more »
Mozee Named General Manager of City’s StreetsLA Bureau
August 26, 2021
Keith Mozee believes in doing his best, regardless of the task, and that mindset paved the way for his journey from truck driver to general manager of StreetsLA, the Los Angeles city department formerly known as the Bureau of Street Services. ... read more »
Celebrating Black Business Month: A Call to Act
August 26, 2021
August is Black Business Month – It’s a time to celebrate Black-owned businesses and honor the rich heritage of Black entrepreneurship. It’s a call to continue to empower Black business owners in our communities and advocate for economic inclusivity for all. ... read more »
Why Your Business Needs to be Certified as a Diverse Supplier
August 12, 2021
Supplier diversity is a crucial part of an organization’s success. It’s a way for companies to promote innovation, cultivate networking, boost hiring, and perhaps most important of all, a way for companies to experience the many benefits of diversity while taking steps to close the racial equity gap. ... read more »
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Jimmie Woods-Gray Elected President of L.A. Fire Commission
August 12, 2021
Jimmie Woods-Gray, a veteran educator and community activist, is the new president of the City of Los Angeles Fire Commission and she faces some pressing issues in her new assignment. ... read more »
There Is Cash in California’s Comeback Plan for Your Small Business
August 12, 2021
State Treasurer Fiona Ma and Small Business Majority, an advocacy organization founded by and for small business owners, are hosting a webinar to share information about the new entrepreneurship programs included in the California Comeback Plan. It will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25. ... read more »
5 key takeaways from the July jobs report
August 9, 2021
Even in a July jobs report that was nearly universally hailed as a good one, pockets of weakness and concern are still clouding the celebration. ... read more »
Co-Founder of The Gathering Spot, Ryan Wilson Talks the Arrival of a New Space Curated for the Black Community in Los Angeles
August 5, 2021
Los Angeles and West Adams specifically will soon be welcoming a new institution made for us, by us! The Gathering Spot, an intentional private membership club focused on the people and the community will be coming this fall to unite and stimulate the Black community. ... read more »
Orange County Community Foundation Announces New Round of Grants Totaling $132,500 from African American Alliance Fund
July 1, 2021
Grants awarded to 15 organizations serving Black communities in honor of Juneteenth and Fund’s first anniversary ... read more »
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 »
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