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South Coast AQMD finds justice for Blacks, Latinos and underserved communities
September 12, 2019
Three underserved communities will soon see improvements in air quality following action taken by the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Governing Board. The Governing Board today adopted emissions reduction plans that will cut exposure to toxic air pollution in the communities of: Wilmington/West Long Beach/Carson; San Bernardino/Muscoy; and Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles/West Commerce. ... read more »
Ray B. Shackelford Elected as 10th National President of National Urban League Young Professionals
September 12, 2019
“Just like I didn't get here on my own, moving forward the same will be true,” said Shackelford. “In the coming months my team and I look forward to meeting with the members across the country and hearing their ideas of how we can work together to advance the movement. It will take all of us to create the impact that we want to see, and our communities desperately need.” ... read more »
Kaiser Invests Over $4Million to Combat Homelessness in SoCal
September 12, 2019
Kaiser Permanente officials are aiming to become a part of the homeless solution in Southern California with a $4.3 million grant to Los Angeles and San Diego for more affordable and secure homes. Those counties, officials said, have the highest rates of homeless with the least affordable housing. The grant will help to create and preserve 75 affordable and/or permanent supportive housing units in the two areas. ... read more »
States Led by Texas Target Google in New Antitrust Probe
September 12, 2019
The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations and enforcement action by European regulators. ... read more »
Metro Releases L.A. Sparks Train Wraps
September 12, 2019
The Los Angeles Metro unveiled their new train wraps of the L.A. Sparks. The new train wraps feature seven Sparks players: WNBA icon Candace Parker, 2019 league MVP candidate Chelsea Gray, two-time Defensive Player of the Year Alana Beard, 2016 League MVP Nneka Ogwumike, ESPN commentator Chiney Ogwumike, center Maria Vadeeva and rookie Kalani Brown. ... read more »
Cooperative Economic Empowerment Movement Announces its 2nd Annual CEEM Weekend at the LA County Fair: A Tribute to Black Influence in Popular Culture
September 12, 2019
The 2nd Annual CEEM Weekend at the LA County Fair will feature a “Tribute to Black Influence in Pop Culture!” Come celebrate the incredible impact of African-American contributions to this year's fair theme: Pop Culture! The CEEM Weekend is sponsored by McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Campaign. McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden campaign celebrates a new movement to uplift communities and empower excellence through education, empowerment and entrepreneurship. ... read more »
LAWA Deputy Executive Director of Information Technology Aura Moore Named ISE Information Security Executive of the Year
September 12, 2019
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Deputy Executive Director of Information Technology Aura Moore has been named the Information Security Executive® (ISE) of the Year for the Western Region. ... read more »
Dynamex Law Will Gut Black Newspapers in California
September 8, 2019
  This is a direct appeal to Governor Gavin Newsom, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and our entire state legislature. I’m writing this on behalf of the more than 20 African American-owned newspapers that operate in cities and towns across California. ... read more »
PHFE WIC Unveiled The New Obama Blvd WIC Center Honoring Motherhood, Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week
September 5, 2019
Since changing what was Rodeo Blvd to Obama Blvd, the PHFE WIC unveiled Tuesday, August 27, 2019, the Obama Blvd. WIC Center to match, also honoring breastfeeding month and Black breastfeeding week with a family-friendly celebration. ... read more »
Monterey Peninsula Community College District Board of Trustees Appoints New Trustee to Serve on Governing Board
September 5, 2019
On August 29, 2019, the Monterey Peninsula Community College District Board of Trustees provisionally appointed Ms. Rosalyn Green as the Area 1 trustee representing Seaside and Sand City. ... read more »
102 House Members Rebuke Delay of Payday Loan Rule Waters Led Effort Supported by Many CBC Members
September 5, 2019
Anyone who struggles with the rising costs of living knows all too well how hard it is to try stretching dollars when there’s more month than money in the household. Predatory lending, like payday and car-title loans, worsen financial stress with triple-digit interest rates that deepen the debt owed with each renewal.    ... read more »
Bullied Employee Collects $1.58 Million From UC Regents
August 29, 2019
Former UCLA employee Nicole Birden said she feels “good about her victory” now that UC regents have been ordered to pay her $1.58 million, as compensation for her experience in what she and her attorney James DeSimone are calling a hostile and racist work environment. Birden, who is African American, said she was constantly bullied and called names including the N word during her work as a phlebotomist for UCLA. She was eventually terminated, she said, without ever having been written up or subject to any other disciplinary action. ... read more »
Celebrities Join Metrolink in Highlighting Environmental and Social Opportunities
August 29, 2019
Metrolink riders will soon hear famous voices announcing train stops.  As part of its Guest Conductor Program, the rail service invited several local celebrities and community leaders to record messages and announcements. ... read more »
LADOT Crossing Guard Celebrates 40+ Years of Service
August 29, 2019
Wednesday, March 3, 1976. It’s a date Carl McCorkle will never forget. That was the day he first began working as a crossing guard for the Los Angeles Department of Transporation (LADOT). He also remembers his first intersection – 11th Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard, just by the Hyde Park Early Education Center, YES Academy, and Hyde Park Elementary School. ... read more »
America’s Racial Wealth Gap Could Cost Economy $1.5 Trillion
August 29, 2019
America’s nagging racial wealth gap has been the focus of many research reports and economic policy debates. Now new research analyzes the strong connection between disproportionate wealth and financial services and products that are either shared or denied with consumers of color. ... read more »
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