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CRL Calls for Firing of CFPB Fair Lending Official Who Used N-Word
October 11, 2018
Recent and stunning disclosures of racially-offensive writings by a high-ranking official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has unleashed an escalating barrage of criticisms, including calls for the official to be fired and more probing questions regarding the agency’s commitment to fair lending. ... read more »
West Basin Director Gloria D. Gray Becomes First African American Chairwoman of the Largest Urban Water Supplier in the Nation  
October 11, 2018
In a vote by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) Board of Directors, West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Director Gloria D. Gray was elected to serve as chairwoman of the MWD board. ... read more »
If Cannabis is Legal in California, Why Are So Many Minority Businesses Considered Illegal?
October 4, 2018
Prop 64 not only promised to reduce or expunge certain past convictions, it also presented employment opportunities in the newly legalized cannabis industry as a gateway to the middle class for many underserved communities. ... read more »
Compton College Ready to ‘Move Forward,’ Officials Said 
October 4, 2018
As Compton College’s partnership with El Camino is nearly complete, officials said they are ready to move forward, supporting its students and ensuring they have the tools to succeed. ... read more »
Karimah Westbrook: Diversity in Entertainment & Positive Outlook
October 4, 2018
The CW Network’s new show “All American” received the highest tested pilot episode in the network’s history. “All American” is inspired by life events of professional football player Spencer Paysinger. The Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper spoke to Chicago native, Karimah Westbrook , who stars in the show along with other notable actors such as Taye Diggs. ... read more »
Everytable Opens Its Sixth Store in Compton
October 4, 2018
The Compton store, the largest Everytable store to date, gave away 500 meals last Wednesday. ... read more »
BBDI and Taste of Soul Meet Again!!
October 4, 2018
Michelle Rainey of Bakersfield is doing it again- she's bringing her BBDI Mystery Bus Tour back to Taste of Soul for 2018 ... read more »
City of Inglewood Adopts FY 2018-19 Budget
October 4, 2018
This week, the Mayor and City Council of Inglewood approved the fiscal year 2018-19 city budget.  The new budget is the healthiest in ten years, as it is the first in that time without a precautionary projected allocation of General Fund Reserves.  ... read more »
Constructing Justice: Black Workers Graduate From New Painters Pre-Apprenticeship
October 4, 2018
The Los Angeles Black Worker Center partners with Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 to create a program that helps build the next generation of Union Tradesmen and an Equitable Construction Workforce in Los Angeles ... read more »
Black Business Leaders Inducted Into Hall of Fame at Successful Black Entrepreneurs Event in Los Angeles 
October 4, 2018
Event hosted by the Hart Leadership Center and City National Bank ... read more »
Oxnard Nonprofit Symposium Provides Nonprofits with Valuable Property Tax Strategies
October 4, 2018
Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Jerome E. Horton, together with City of Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn, Ventura County Assessor Dan Goodwin, and Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) hosted the Nonprofit Empowerment and Exemption Symposium and Expo, an event designed to help nonprofit and faith-based organizations grow and prosper in their work serving local communities on Thursday, September 27, at the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center.  ... read more »
Dr. William King Joins Community for the Third Time at this Year’s Taste of Soul 
September 27, 2018
“Through college, through medical school, through my residency and post op school, I learned the importance of seeing my patients as my fellow community members,” said Los Angeles Internist, ... read more »
Consumer Beware! Thieves are Using Gift Cards and Other New Scams to Steal Your Money
September 27, 2018
Over 1 million people filed fraud complaints with the Federal Trade Commission last year, according to its Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book.  The secure, online database is based on unverified reports filed by consumers and is available only to law enforcement.  They use the data collected to spot trends, identify questionable business practices and targets, and enforce the law, indicates the FTC.   ... read more »
LADWP Board Approves Shared Solar Pilot Program for Renters
September 26, 2018
The program, which still needs approval of the City Council, would have the LADWP install large-scale photovoltaic solar plants in and near the L.A. basin, and allow customers with accounts associated with multifamily dwelling units to sign up to buy for blocks of energy. The program would allow them to replace a portion of their electrical energy use at a fixed rate for ... read more »
Census Bureau Begins Jobs Recruiting Effort for 2020 Census
September 24, 2018
The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers. The positions will be located across 248 Area Census Offices nationwide and offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends.  ... read more »
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