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Newsom Appoints Joe Stephenshaw as Director of Finance
July 14, 2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Joe Stephenshaw as Director of the California Department of Finance (DOF), filling the position held by Keely Martin Bosler since 2018. ... read more »
EECI Continues Free Business Seminar Series
July 14, 2022
The Entrepreneur Educational Center Inc. (EECI) will host their next business seminar at East Dominguez Park on Saturday, July 23, the second in a series of outreach to BIPOC and multicultural entrepreneurs located in the 2nd Supervisorial District. ... read more »
April Verrett Unanimously Elected as Secretary Treasurer of SEIU International Board
June 30, 2022
The Service Employees International Union’s International Executive Board voted unanimously June 24, to elect April Verrett as secretary-treasurer and Joseph Bryant as executive vice president, adding two dynamic young leaders to President Mary Kay Henry’s leadership team as SEIU intensifies its growing “Unions for All” effort. ... read more »
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 7 tips for budgeting during inflation 
June 23, 2022
 Gas prices are high. Food costs are rising. Everything is going up and it's all due to inflation. While the war in Ukraine was the catalyst for prices to go soaring, the domino effect only seems to get worse. Experts have concluded that the increases in prices will only continue to go up. ... read more »
Inflation Worries Grow as Cal Legislature Approves State Budget
June 23, 2022
Diane Lanette Barkum is an in-home care provider and mom of three. She commutes about 40 minutes every workday between the Riverside County cities of Lake Elsinore, where she lives, and Moreno Valley, where her job is. ... read more »
SecurSolution Creates Hundreds of Jobs for Local Residents 
June 9, 2022
Monicia Scott strives to transform lives through economic empowerment and empowering others is exactly what she has done as the business manager of SecurSolution INC., which is based in Torrance and currently employs 345 people in security, administrative, accounting and support positions.   ... read more »
First Black Woman Winery Owner Releases Memoir
June 9, 2022
Vintner Iris Rideau, the first Black woman in the United States to establish a winery, will release her memoir, “From WHITE to BLACK: One Life Between Two Worlds,” on June 19, in celebration of Juneteenth. ... read more »
Celebrity Designer and Opening Number for City Girls, Big Chan is the Complete Package
May 26, 2022
Chan Gaines, better known as Big Chan from Snoop Dogg’s music group, Doggy’s Angels, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Fully immersed in the big city lifestyle, Big Chan mastered multiple skill sets that would eventually lead her to become the go-to designer for A-list celebrities, such as the Platinum certified music girl group, City Girls. ... read more »
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Lendistry Tapped to Administer State Grants Program for Entrepreneurs  
May 12, 2022
The Dream Fund is now accepting applications from small businesses and the  California Office of the Small Business Advocate has partnered with Lendistry, a Los Angeles-based, minority-led small business and commercial real estate lender to administer the $35 million grant portion of its program. The fund provides $10,000 to each small business that qualifies.  ... read more »
Legalzoom And L.A. Sparks Launch Multi-Year Partnership to Support Small Businesses
May 11, 2022
LegalZoom & Sparks Partner to Empower and Uplift Women Entrepreneurs ... read more »
Study assesses taking of Black homeowners’ property in 1960s
May 5, 2022
Residents of a Black neighborhood in north Georgia lost more than $5 million on their properties when their homes were destroyed and replaced with university dorms and parking lots more than 50 years ago, according to an analysis by University of Georgia professors. ... read more »
SoCalGas Donates $525K to Help Restaurants Survive COVID-Driven Downturn
April 14, 2022
SoCalGas announced today it has made a second $525,000 donation to the California Restaurant Foundation's Restaurants Care Resilience Fund, which is designed to aid small eateries impacted economically by the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Chairwoman Maxine Waters Helps Hundreds of Angelenos Expecting Housing Vouchers
April 14, 2022
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, stopped to assist hundreds of people frustrated by the current housing crisis in Los Angeles. In the article included below, ABC 7 Los Angeles details a recent event where misinformation led to a crowd of people lining up with the expectation of receiving housing vouchers. The article describes the efforts Chairwoman Waters took to support those in need of assistance and clear up confusion. ... read more »
Higher Black Unemployment Distorts Rosy Picture of Job Recovery
April 14, 2022
The total unemployment rate for Black Californians seems stuck at almost three times higher than the national rate – despite steady increases in overall hiring of African Americans in the state. ... read more »
Renters of Color Pay Higher Security Deposits, More Application Fees
April 14, 2022
Results from Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report show renters of color typically submit more applications — and pay more in application fees — before they secure a place to live than White renters do. Renters of color also typically pay a higher security deposit when they move in. ... read more »
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