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Three African Americans Step Into Top California Leadership Roles
June 25, 2020
Yolanda Richardson and Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin, are officially assuming their roles as state government executives in Sacramento at at time when the state is implementing deep cuts to its fiscal year 2020-21 budget in response to the global COVID-19 crisis. ... read more »
Comerica Bank and National Business League Announce $1 Million Commitment to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses
June 25, 2020
Comerica Bank announced its $1 million commitment over four years to the National Business League as part of a national partnership that will launch the Black Capital Access Program (BCAP), an access to capital initiative to assist Black businesses across the country. ... read more »
Hathaway-Sycamores Announces the Retirement of Dr. Gail Allsup Jackson
June 25, 2020
One of the largest mental health agencies in LA County, announces the retirement ... read more »
Attorney Capri Maddox Looks to Lead the Newly Established Civil and Human Rights Department; Facing Racial Disparities Head On
June 25, 2020
Capri Maddox is leading a frontier into a new sense of equality within Los Angeles. As the first executive director of the newly developed Civil and Human Rights Department, she is cultivating a stronger resource to be available for underserved communities ... read more »
Black Workers More Likely to Face Retaliation for Raising Coronavirus Concerns
June 25, 2020
For instance, Amazon fired Black and brown workers who have organized to demand more substantial health and safety protections. Thousands of Instacart workers, many of whom are women of color, are reportedly waiting for face masks and hand sanitizer promised months ago.  Three out of every four Black workers who took the survey said they showed up to work during the pandemic even though they believed they might have been seriously risking their health or the health of family members. Less than half of white workers said they had done the same. ... read more »
DOMINGUEZ TECHNOLOGY CENTER RECOGNIZED FOR RECYCLED WATER INNOVATION
June 24, 2020
West Basin, a provider of drinking and recycled water supplies for nearly 1 million people in coastal Los Angeles County, nominated Dominguez Technology Center for the Recycled Water Customer of the Year Award. The award recognizes innovative organizations who have advanced the use and acceptance of recycled water. The annual award is given out by WateReuse California. West Basin Board Vice President, Harold C. Williams, accepted this year’s award on behalf of all the project partners. ... read more »
On Juneteenth: A Call for Tech to Act to Combat Racial Inequality
June 20, 2020
6:19-8:46: Jesse Jackson’s PUSHTech2020 and the UK-based Colorintech launches a call for the tech Industry to make transparent, measurable commitments to fighting systemic racial injustice”Jesse Jackson’s PUSHTech2020 and the UK-based Colorintech launches a call for the tech Industry to make transparent, ... read more »
WATCH: Mayor Garcetti Announces Major Steps to Promote Racial Equity in Los Angeles
June 19, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti today called for affirmative action in City government and signed an executive directive to study and promote racial equity in City departments. To help lead, coordinate, and drive these efforts, he also named Deputy Mayor Brenda Shockley as L.A.’s first-ever Chief Equity Officer. ... read more / watch video »
Black Business Group Takes AB 5 Independent Contractor Fight to Gov. Newsom
June 18, 2020
The Black Small Business Association of California (BSBA) sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom June 12. In it, the group criticized the state’s proposed allocation of $20 million in the 2020-21 budget to enforce AB 5. ... read more »
Why Byron Allen’s Comcast Settlement Win Is an “L” for Black America 
June 18, 2020
Former comedian and entertainment mogul Byron Allen filed suit against Comcast in 2015 seeking $20 billion in damages. Allen alleged that Comcast refused to offer many of his television programs as part of its cable television offerings because he is African American.   ... read more »
South Coast AQMD Receives $15.4 Million from CARB for Replace Your Ride Program
June 11, 2020
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) Governing Board recently approved $15.4 million in funds from the California Air Resources Board for the Replace Your Ride program. ... read more »
Community Advocacy Behind the Scenes in The World of Entertainment is Always Best Served Bold
June 11, 2020
One of the things people gravitate to that bridges the gap between a long day and a feel-good experience is an amazing event. Whether it be a sports game, a festival, or a concert, live entertainment creates global unions by way of hosting a space for thousands to convene and celebrate. ... read more »
Black Activists Confront Affirmative Action Opponents on Zoom Call
June 11, 2020
Last week, African American activists confronted affirmative action opponents on a Zoom town hall a conservative Republican candidate organized. At least one Republican elected official attended the event that the Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation (SVCAF) supported.     ... read more »
Local civil rights leaders protest to stop CIM from purchasing Baldwin Hills Mall.
June 11, 2020
Local civil rights organizations protested in front of the Baldwin Hills Mall to send a message to CIM that they do not approve their purchase of the plaza. Recently, CIM bought the plaza and the community is concerned about what their plans are. ... read more / view gallery »
JPMorgan Chase teams with Brotherhood Crusade to develop new workforce skills in response to pandemic
June 11, 2020
JPMorgan Chase has made a $160,000 commitment to the Brotherhood Crusade’s COVID-19 community relief efforts in response to the increasing economic disparities in South Los Angeles caused by the pandemic. The firm’s investment will focus on new workforce skills development and training. The funds will help the Brotherhood Crusade to deliver coaching, training and career transition to support disconnected youth, and underemployed and unemployed families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis across South Los Angeles.   ... read more »
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