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Senator Bradford Approves California State Budget -Securing Millions for Senate District 35
July 12, 2019
Recently, the Budget Bill for fiscal year 2019-2020 was passed by the Senate and Assembly after long negotiations between both houses and the Governor’s Administration. The new budget includes the state’s largest reserves in history, pays down billions of dollars to our state’s pension debt, and prioritizes one-time investments aimed at tackling the main issues driving California’s affordability crisis. ... read more »
Community Stands Behind Ralph’s Workers Seeking Living Wage
July 12, 2019
“Living Wage not Minimum Wage,” read some of the picket signs outside of the market as workers demanded a wage adequate enough for “one job” to sustain a living in the City of Angeles. The most recent contract, said workers, “offers slashed wages as much as 25 percent for checkers, offer less than one percent to other employees, eliminate some overtime, and put their healthcare benefits at risk of bankruptcy.” ... read more »
African Americans Saved Cadillac
July 11, 2019
At the turn of the 20th century, the automobile entered the American scene.  During that period there was a proliferation of car manufacturers.  In 1903 alone, 57 companies came into existence and 27 went bankrupt.  Over the years, numerous models were introduced that are now a distant memory. Studebaker and Hudson come to mind.  But the Cadillac, introduced in 1903 is still going strong.  However, at one point it was also on the chopping block, but was saved at the last moment. ... read more »
Public Relations Guru Edna Sims of ESP PR Joins Panelists at the 20th annual ‘Uplifting Minds II’ Entertainment Conference
July 11, 2019
Celebrating 20 years, the “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday November 9, 2019. Public Relations guru Edna Sims of ESP Public Relations joins the “ULMII” entertainment conference panel of professionals offering advice and over $15,000 in gifts and services for some of the talent (singers, songwriters, dancers and actors) to be showcased. ... read more »
South L.A. Student Heads to Med School
July 11, 2019
Twenty-nine-year-old Shaveonte Graham started medical school this summer, which makes her one of the most stand-out success stories of the the Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) at USC. Graham hails from South Central Los Angeles, where growing up, she was instrumental in maintaining a stable household for herself and her family. And, she was determined she said, not to fall into the neighborhood traps that surrounded her. ... read more »
Chicago Defender Newspaper Moves to Digital Only with its July 11 Edition
July 11, 2019
After 114 years of using ink on paper to deliver news that informs, educates and empowers the African American community throughout the Windy City, Real Times Media, parent company of the Chicago Defender, has announced that the Chicago Defender will move to a digital-only format with its July 11 edition. The final printed edition will be delivered Wednesday, July 10. ... read more »
Ebony, Jet Fire Remainder of Staff, May Close Its Doors For Good 
July 11, 2019
Timeless editions of Ebony featured some of the biggest stars in Black America, including issues covered by Diana Ross, Sidney Poitier, as well as President & first lady Barack & Michelle Obama. ... read more »
New Grant Funding For Water Bottle Filling Stations Available
July 11, 2019
Eligible public facilities can now receive up to $2,000 to help the community access drinking water, stay hydrated and reduce plastic waste. ... read more »
Jay-Z partners with cannabis company as brand strategist
July 11, 2019
Jay-Z is heading into the legal marijuana industry as a chief brand strategist in partnership with a California cannabis product company. The rapper said in a statement Tuesday that he entered a multiyear deal with San Jose, California-based Caliva. His role will consist of driving creative direction, outreach efforts and strategy for the brand. ... read more »
With the Passage of the CROWN Act, Sen. Holly Mitchell Paves the Way for Natural Hair Acceptance
July 11, 2019
African Americans have long been punished for appearing in professional or academic settings while wearing their natural hair. In 2010, a Black woman in Alabama refused to cut her dreadlocks, and a job offer disappeared. Last December, a video of a Black high school wrestler who was forced get his dreadlocks cut off before a match, went viral. Not long ago, a Google search for “unprofessional hair” returned results mostly featuring Black women wearing their natural curls or braids. ... read more »
PuffCuff for your Hair Puffs
July 11, 2019
Lash went natural in 2006 and spent five years looking for styling tools that wouldn’t pull or break her curls. With no luck finding anything, she decided to make a product of her own. What makes the PuffCuff work on curls is that it is not elastic. It’s a big, rounded clip that can be clamped around curly hair to hold it in place without tightening and pulling. The PuffCuff is clamped around gathered hair and with its comb-like bristles, curls expand into the clamp eliminating tension. It also comes in four different sizes for different hair lengths and puff sizes. ... read more »
Patrick Gaspard to Receive Prestigious NAACP Spingarn Medal
July 11, 2019
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced that Ambassador Patrick Gaspard will be awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal during the NAACP’s 110th Annual Convention taking place in Detroit, Michigan on July 24. ... read more »
David Mack Builds Community Bridges Through the Arts
July 11, 2019
The executive director of Invertigo Dance Theatre seeks to unite communities, give inspiration and shape the forefront of the arts in Los Angeles. ... read more »
“We Have a Crisis,” Says Gov. Newsom As State Pumps 1.7B in Homelessness Fight
July 4, 2019
Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion state spending plan he and legislative leaders are calling “the Affordability Budget” for the 2019-20 fiscal year. It took effect July 1 after the governor hashed out differences with the Assembly and Senate. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Confirms Denise M. Verret as Zoo Director of the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
July 4, 2019
Los Angeles City Council confirmed today the Mayor’s nomination of Denise M. Verret to serve as the new Zoo Director of the Los Angeles Zoo. Verret previously served as the Zoo’s interim Zoo Director while a nationwide search was conducted by the Mayor’s office, and she will assume her new role immediately. ... read more »
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