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Community Reinvestment Act Changes Expected to Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Communities
January 3, 2020
The Community Reinvestment Act was enacted in 1977 as a direct response to redlining, an unethical practice whereby banks and other lending institutions made it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for residents of poor, inner-city communities to borrow money, get a mortgage, take out insurance or access other financial services. Redlining did not take into consideration an individual’s qualifications or creditworthiness. ... read more »
California Attempts to Revive Compassionate Cannabis Programs
January 3, 2020
For years, Richard Manning knew what he needed to cope with his physical pain, rage and PTSD — much of which he traced to a career-ending knee injury he suffered while on a domestic security detail with the Marines. ... read more »
New California Law Makes It Harder to Treat Employees as Freelancers
January 3, 2020
A new California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors goes into effect Jan. 1, making small businesses in and outside the state consider how they staff their operations. ... read more »
Executive Director Monique King-Viehland to Step Down
January 2, 2020
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) announced today that Executive Director Monique King-Viehland is stepping down as Executive Director, effective December 31, 2019. Emilio Salas, Deputy Executive Director, will serve as Acting Executive Director during the transition. ... read more »
Asm. Mike Gipson’s Top Aide Announces Bid to Become First Black President of LA County Young Democratic Club
January 2, 2020
District Director to Assemblymember Mike Gipson and current Los Angeles County Young Democrat (LACYD) Regional Board Member, Chris Wilson recently declared his bid for President of the LACYDs. ... read more »
Black News Channel Network Delayed Until February 10
January 2, 2020
The historic launch of the BNC will fulfill the business dream and vision of J.C. Watts, Jr., a nationally known entrepreneur and former U.S. Congressman, representing Oklahoma’s Fourth District. ... read more »
Two Local Entrepreneurs Gifted New Bicycles to 50 Students in Watts and Inglewood
December 26, 2019
Christmas is officially underway as two local entrepreneurs and mentors teamed up to surprise 50 students in Watts and Inglewood with new bikes and helmets on December 17 and 18. ... read more »
South LA Cafe Brings Out Community Leaders at Grand Opening of Community-Focused Coffee Shop
December 26, 2019
There are so many talented, innovative entrepreneurs in our communities, but the lack of resources hinders us from moving forward. SLAC is setting the blueprint of what African Americans should continue to strive for in the city of Los Angeles. There is a lot of gentrification going on, and black people get pushed out of our neighborhoods: it's a crucial time for us to start investing in the community, and taking control of our destiny. ... read more »
Issa Rae Collaborates with Ajay Relan and Yonnie Hagos to Open Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen In Inglewood
December 26, 2019
Just below the second floor of Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen the phrase, “WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER” functions as a sentry to the patrons who enter the shop residing on the corner of La Brea Avenue and Regent Street. ... read more »
Compton Community College District Trustees Extend President/CEO Contract
December 19, 2019
Dr. Keith Curry’s existing contract extended through June 30, 2023 ... read more »
Hotville Chicken Opens in Crenshaw Baldwin Hills
December 19, 2019
Hundreds of hungry South L.A. eaters crammed into Nashville's legendary Hotville Chicken, at their grand opening of their new West Coast location in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall, on Tuesday, December 17. ... read more / view gallery »
Life After Legislating: Gov. Appoints Longest-Serving Black Assembly Chief Clerk to New Job
December 19, 2019
On Friday, Dec. 13, Gov. Newsom appointed E. Dotson Wilson to the state’s five-member Political Practices Commission. ... read more »
Rep. Chu Holds Oversight Hearing on SBA’s 504/CDC Program
December 12, 2019
The hearing allowed members to hear directly from witnesses from the CDC community regarding their experience with the program. ... read more »
Chef Keith Corbin to Open New Restaurant in 2020
December 12, 2019
Watts native, Chef Corbin, is set to open a new restaurant while continuing to serve the community at Alta Adams. ... read more »
Compton Walmart Unveils First Community Mural in California
December 12, 2019
This morning, during a community celebration, the Walmart Supercenter in Compton unveiled a new mural to customers, community leaders, and members of the art community. The mural is the first in California to be unveiled by the retailer as part of a new initiative in select Walmart stores. ... read more »
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