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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Do You Qualify For the $1,200 Payment?
March 30, 2020
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law after the House of Representatives passed it earlier that day. The bill is the largest relief package signed into law in United States history and will impact nearly every person in this country. ... read more »
L.A. County unable to extend property tax deadline for property owners during COVID-19 pandemic
March 30, 2020
Monday, March 30. Los Angeles city officials publicized latest updates surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The county has partnered with local cities to secure additional hotels and motels to be used for multiple functions at this time. The Los Angeles tax collector and treasurer disclosed more information about payment arrangements for property tax, as we approach the deadline on April 10. The Emergency Operations center remains to be the focal resource for information during this time of crisis. ... read more »
L.A. COUNTY BUSINESS AND WORKER DISASTER HELP CENTER OPENS
March 26, 2020
Today, with support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Departments of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) and Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) are proud to announce the launch of the new L.A. County Business and Worker Disaster Help Center, a new centralized call center and website providing free, one-on-one counseling and support for business owners and workers who have been adversely affected by the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency. ... read more »
ALL IN Coworking of Inglewood Continues to Build Community Virtually Amidst COVID-19
March 26, 2020
The heart of Inglewood beats heavily for thriving entrepreneurs and small businesses. All In Coworking of Inglewood, founded by serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Matthew Newman, is making its mark as a space for an affordable and accessible hub for enterprising minds to come and collaborate on their dreams as well becoming an epicenter for community engagement. ... read more »
Supreme Court Sides with Comcast in Discrimination Dispute Against Byron Allen
March 26, 2020
The lawsuit arose out of Comcast’s decision several years ago not to carry several Allen-owned television channels, such as Pets.TV and Recipe.TV. Comcast has argued its rejection of Allen’s channels was purely a business decision, reflecting what it viewed as the channels’ limited audience appeal. Allen then promptly filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast, alleging that the company’s refusal to contract with Allen’s company was racially motivated, in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. ... read more »
Ballmer to Buy Forum, Clearing Way for New Clippers Arena
March 24, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is buying the Forum for $400 million, clearing the way for the billionaire to build a new arena down the street in Inglewood, ... read more »
LADWP Tells Customers to Disregard Shutoff Notices, Late Fees for Now
March 22, 2020
The Los Angeles Department of Water Power told customers today to disregard any shutoff notices they may receive in the mail, as the utility is temporarily halting disconnections amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
ALERT: SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY TO RE-OPEN FRIDAY (March 20) FOR ESSENTIAL AND EMERGENCY FUNCTIONS
March 19, 2020
Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile today announced an amended General Order that clarifies the time-sensitive and essential functions the Court will handle when it reopens most of its courthouses tomorrow after a three-day closure. ... read more »
County Orders Stricter Restrictions to Start at Midnight Due to COVID-19
March 19, 2020
Stepping up restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus, Los Angeles County and city officials issued a ``Safer At Home'' order today, calling on people to remain home as much as possible and for businesses that don't provide essential goods or services to close. ... read more »
New to working from home? Here are some tips
March 19, 2020
The idea of working from home has always been a glamorized one. Rolling out of bed whenever you’d like, sitting poolside with your favorite drink at noon. Man! That sounds like a day anyone would enjoy. Especially if you find yourself working for a company that you may not particularly like physically going to. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen corporations big and small come to a major halt due to COVID-19. Businesses have essentially locked their doors and are requiring employees to work from home. While some may have been excited, others are realizing that working from home is not for everyone. ... read more »
Expired License or Registration? You Got 60 More Days to Renew
March 19, 2020
To comply with health officials’ recommendations regarding COVID-19, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is allowing customers a 60-day extension for license or registration renewals. ... read more »
Fair credit denials limit wealth-building for Black consumers and businesses
March 19, 2020
For much of Black America, access to fair and responsible credit has been an elusive promise. Whether as consumers seeking the pride of homeownership or businesses seeking to begin or expand, securing credit remains an age-old, arduous and often frustrating pursuit – despite a slew of federal and state laws enacted to overcome these long-standing racial disparities. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: Rory Gamble Named First African American President of the UAW
March 19, 2020
“I was sitting at home and brainstorming on things that I needed to do, and then the phone started to ring,” stated Rory Gamble, a welder fixture repairman, who joined the UAW in 1974 when he worked at the Ford Motor Co. Dearborn (Mich.) Frame Plant. “The local NAACP chapter president called, and others,” noted Gamble, who in December was named the 13th president of the 85-year-old union. “It hit me then that, ‘Hey, you’re the first African American president,’” Gamble recalled. “It struck me like a rock. It’s a great accomplishment.” ... read more »
Hollywood’s newest talent agency — BYBS
March 19, 2020
Headed by Christopher Young and Tay Smith two African-American men poised to step into Hollywood with their eyes wide open and their roster of talent bursting. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Places National Guard Personnel on Alert to Support COVID-19 Community Readiness
March 17, 2020
Following through on his commitment to mobilize state personnel and assets to protect local communities and fight the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has placed the California National Guard on alert. ... read more »
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