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Californians Can Get $300 Extra a Week in Unemployment Benefits — for Now 
August 27, 2020
On July 25, the federal government’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program ended for most states, leaving millions of Californians without the extra cash many of them had been relying on for months to make ends meet.   ... read more »
Byron McLain Appointed to Co-Chair Los Angeles Police Commission’s Advisory Committee
August 27, 2020
Byron McLain was named to the Los Angeles Police Commission’s Advisory Committee on Building Trust and Equity by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The 16-member commission is comprised of policy specialists, legal experts, and community leaders who will assist the Police Commission in conducting a comprehensive review of the Los Angeles Police Department policies and procedures and delivering recommendations for reform. ... read more »
Lyft Forms Partnership with Black Organizations to Provide Accessible Transportation
August 27, 2020
Ridesharing app Lyft announced an initiative that would provide 1.5 million rides to make transportation accessible to underserved communities. The company joined forces with 11 organizations including The National Urban League, Black Women’s Roundtable and the NAACP. ... read more »
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Bakewell Brings Foot Locker to Compton
August 27, 2020
Foot Locker and community activist and real estate developer Danny J. Bakewell, Sr have come together to open Footlockers latest store in Compton, but this is no ordinary store. This is designed to be a community driven store, a store reflective of the very community they are in and a store that is committed to making a difference. ... read more »
Comerica Bank Partners with Minority Depository Institutions
August 27, 2020
MDIs assist minority and under-served communities and foster economic viability in these communities. ... read more »
Learning to be fearless: How mentorship can propel you into a top-tier college
August 21, 2020
My phone buzzed. Like every other text message, I grabbed my phone immediately to read it. But this was no ordinary text. I looked down and read three words that suddenly meant someone’s life was about to change forever: “I chose Berkeley” ... read more »
GLAAACC LAUNCHES BLACK BUSINESS BOOT CAMP
August 20, 2020
For over a decade, The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce has worked with promising business owners to propel them to the next level in their industry with its Business Evolution Program.  ... read more »
Fighting to Bring Jobs to South LA Residents
August 20, 2020
The age-old adage “A good Job can save a life” rings especially true during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of people across Los Angeles have lost their jobs while thousands of people have lost their lives. COVID-19 continues to threaten the health and economic vitality of South Los Angeles neighborhoods. The need for secure permanent employment is heightened even more as California grapples with mountains of requests for unemployment benefits. ... read more »
L.A. Controller Reports Nearly $6 Million Small Business Microloans Distributed by City During Pandemic
August 19, 2020
L.A. Controller Ron Galperin, in cooperation with the City’s Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), updated his interactive map and microloan tracker displaying the microloans funded by the City of Los Angeles to help small businesses get the assistance they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the program started, EWDD has distributed more than $5.9 million to 419 Los Angeles businesses — an increase from the $3.4 million to 227 businesses reported when Galperin first released the tracker in July. Available at lacontroller.org/microloans, Galperin's microloan tracker is updated through the beginning of August and includes a map with the name, location and loan amount for each recipient.  ... read more »
Battle of the Beats Seeks Aspiring Music Producers for Chance at Winning Big Prizes and Music Industry Exposure
August 19, 2020
Battle of the Beats starts on Tuesday, August 18th at 12:00 p.m. EST and ends Friday, August 28th at 12:00 p.m. EST. Interested participants are invited to submit a 60-second (max) video of themselves playing their hottest beat for the opportunity to win recording equipment, bragging rights, and the ability to sell their beat for cash. The goal is to raise money for Black Connect’s business mentoring and legal services programs for small, Black-owned businesses, which will help entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses, particularly those impacted by COVID-19. ... read more »
TV ONE AND CLEO TV GENERAL MANAGER MICHELLE RICE RECEIVES MINORITY BUSINESS LEADER AWARD FROM THE WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL
August 19, 2020
"It is an honor and privilege to be a recipient of The Minority Business Leader Award, particularly during this historic year, which has been defined by unforeseen trials, and extraordinary internal and external challenges for businesses," remarked Rice. "As we collectively move forward, I remain committed to fostering a diverse environment where individual cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives are represented and championed at all touchpoints within our organization." ... read more »
Members of Congress Demand Answers About California DMV $50M Personal Data Sale 
August 19, 2020
When news broke about Facebook collaborating with data mining companies during the runup to the 2016 presidential election, it may have broken the damn. Now almost four years later, more citizens are raising concerns about their data and who’s sharing it.   Several members of California’s delegation to the United States Congress, including Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, are demanding information from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). They say the DMV has been selling California drivers’ personal data.    ... read more »
Pasadena Councilmember John J. Kennedy Joins Burbank Airport Authority
August 13, 2020
Kennedy replaces Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek who stepped down on July 20thand joins fellow Pasadena Councilmember Steve Madison and former Pasadena Community College Trustee Ross Selvidge as one of the authority’s three Pasadena representatives. ... read more »
L.A. City Planning Department Names Faisal Roble First Chief Equity Officer
August 13, 2020
City Planning, the largest planning department in the United States, has named its first Chief Equity Officer Faisal Roble to lead in a newly-created position to spearhead racial justice efforts within the Department. This role will also help address implicit bias in City Planning policies and outreach. With more than 30 years of experience and most recently holding the title of Principal City Planner, Roble will help craft City Planning’s Racial Equity Action Plan that will better guide diverse outreach and engagement that informs 35 distinct communities during the City Planning process. ... read more »
West Basin Joins California African American Water Education Foundation
August 13, 2020
On July 27, the West Basin Board of Directors voted to become a member of the California African American Water Education Foundation (CAAWEF). ... read more »
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