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Courtney Moore Joins Dodgers as Vice President of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion
February 18, 2021
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the hiring of Courtney Moore for the newly created position of Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. ... read more »
Okonjo-Iweala is 1st woman, African to lead world trade body
February 15, 2021
Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid rising protectionism and disagreement over how the body decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs. Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was named director-general by representatives of the 164 countries that make up the WTO, which deals with the rules of trade between nations based on negotiated agreements. ... read more »
Hallmark Names Alexis Kerr to Lead Mahogany Brand
February 11, 2021
Hallmark Cards, Inc. has named Alexis Kerr as the new Vice President of the Hallmark Mahogany Brand, a greeting card line that has honored and celebrated Black culture for more than 30 years. This move comes as the company invests in building the brand to be more than a card line. ... read more »
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L’Oreal USA Partners with NAACP to Launch Grant Program for Black-owned Small Businesses
February 11, 2021
As small businesses in America have been hit the hardest by the economic fallout of the pandemic and Black-owned businesses are shutting down twice as fast as others according to NBER, L'Oréal USA teamed up with the NAACP to identify the most promising Black-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs in the beauty industry that are most in need of investment. ... read more »
NNPA President and CEO Dr. Ben Chavis Named Among 100 Most Influential Blacks Today
February 11, 2021
The CORE 100 honorees, which include changemakers like Stacey Abrams, Attorney Ben Crump, NBA superstar LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey, mark and remind the world of the beauty, boldness, and brilliance of Black Excellence at a time when the cultural, economic, and political landscape in the United States has grown increasingly more hostile towards Blackness. ... read more »
L.A. Nonprofit Launches Black Economic Development Agenda
February 11, 2021
A nonprofit organization is launching an initiative to focus its resources and programs on closing the racial wealth gap and empowering Los Angeles County's Black communities, the group announced today. ... read more »
BLACK BEAUTY – A TRILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY — AFRICAN-AMERICAN BRANDS EXCLUSIVE AT ULTA BEAUTY
February 11, 2021
Black women have unleashed our collective dollars and entrepreneurial spirits—to create a market that caters to our unique cultural needs. ... read more »
Taste of Soul Black Business Testimonial
February 11, 2021
Just wanted to reach out to say THANKS for all you do. Taste of Soul has been a constant blessing in our family business. ... read more »
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Black Investors Take Note: Reddit Rebellion Rescues GameStop Stock
February 11, 2021
The band of amateur day traders that interact with each other on the Reddit page WallStreetBets, encouraged whoever was listening to buy shares of the flailing GameStop, AMC, Macy’s and Koss stocks. Big investors, often in the form of hedge funds, frequently bet against struggling public companies using a process referred to as “shorting,” which allows investors to bet on the degree of misfortune a stock may experience and earn billions of dollars in profits as a result. ... read more »
NAACP Welcomes Entertainment Executive Kyle Bowser as Senior Vice President of Hollywood Bureau
February 11, 2021
The NAACP is pleased to announce that Kyle Bowser will serve as its Senior Vice President of the Hollywood Bureau. In this capacity, Mr. Bowser will be responsible for advancing NAACP’s Hollywood projects, relationships, and overseeing NAACP’s Image Awards production. ... read more »
BOE Member Malia Cohen Raises Red Flag on Bank-Breaking Prop 19 Tax Costs
February 4, 2021
Malia M. Cohen, the only African American member of the California Board of Equalization (BOE), has some critical concerns about the cost homeowners will have to bear because of Proposition 19, a constitutional amendment that took effect on Dec. 16, 2020. ... read more »
How Dr. Yashima White Azilove is Making Space For Women to Fully Integrate Their Love of God into the Workplace
February 4, 2021
Until now, most individuals avoided mixing work and religion, as many were taught since grade school to separate their beliefs from public systems. With social media, users are allowed to freely express their opinions, beliefs, and spiritual passions, however, there is still a thin line between what’s appropriate and what isn’t. For those who desire to incorporate both aspects of their life, Dr. Yashima White Azilove has a solution with TRIP Network. ... read more »
Shirley Weber Takes Oath to Serve as California Secretary of State
February 4, 2021
On Jan. 29, former Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, who represented parts of San Diego and its eastern suburbs in the lower house of the state legislature for eight years, has been sworn in as Secretary of State of California. ... read more »
Bank of America Awards Los Angeles Trade Tech $1 Million for Jobs Initiative
February 4, 2021
Los Angeles Trade Tech and Bank of America today announced a new $1 million jobs initiative partnership to help students of color successfully complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce and embark on a path to success in Southern California. ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente Commits $1 Million to Promote Racial Equity in Southern California
February 4, 2021
Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated, nonprofit health system, today announced it has awarded $8.15 million to support 40 nonprofit and community-based organizations across the nation. This includes $1 million for 10 organizations in Southern California and is part of a $25 million commitment Kaiser Permanente announced in June to promote health equity and break the cycle of racism-driven stresses that lead to poor health outcomes for its communities. Kaiser Permanente serves 4.7 million members in Southern California. ... read more »
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