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Dear Black People: Coronavirus Will Kill You
March 26, 2020
Melanin is not Vibranium and America isn’t Wakanda even in the Marvel Universe ... read more »
COVID-19: Flatten the Curve, Bridge the Opportunity Divide
March 26, 2020
We’re already in a global recession that will inform a national recession. An estimated 80 million U.S. jobs are at risk. More than 75 percent of 16–-24-year-olds are hourly employees who are at greater risk of being laid off. ... read more »
Hope for South LA’s Underfunded
March 19, 2020
As a senior at Fremont High School in South Los Angeles, it’s increasingly alarming how underfunded schools like mine are. Unfortunately, it has been a problem for decades. From the overcrowded class sizes to empty nurse and counselor offices, students are left feeling cheated and abandoned. ... read more »
Ending Workforce Discrimination is Up to Us
March 19, 2020
During my tenure at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), it became clear to me that access was the foundation of economic opportunity. The transportation sector lacked diversity, equity and inclusion, and this was glaringly obvious to both leadership and employees. Pathways began to emerge to grow a diverse pool of talent, but it was obvious that a more organizational framework was needed to operate at full capacity to best serve veterans, women, underrepresented, and underserved workers; groups that had been previously overlooked. ... read more »
#KeepThePaychecksFlowing
March 19, 2020
Covid 19 is here, and about to wreak havoc on the finances of the tens of millions of hard-working, time-clock punching men and women of our nation. We must act today to protect our most vulnerable against economic disaster. ... read more »
Love or Money: The Choice That Can Drive Your Relationship into the Fast Lane
March 12, 2020
Being in a relationship is a journey. So no matter where you are in your relationship, financial compatibility will play a huge role in the success of your relationship. You have to have the resources and the resiliency to provide for yourself and your loved ones, and also be able to weather all that life throws at us. So if you had to choose between either love or money, what would you choose? In reality, the two almost always go hand-in-hand. ... read more »
Employers: Catalyze collaboration to achieve a triple bottom line ROI
March 12, 2020
JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon, in a recent opinion article on CNN.com, issued a call to action for businesses, communities and local governments to break down the silos that prevent them from working together to create Opportunity Markets and ensure that the most disparate members of their communities aren’t left behind.  ... read more »
The Urgency of Now : Black Workers and Public Sector Jobs
March 2, 2020
We must recognize that elected officials in Los Angeles have an awesome power to provide our communities with dignity and lift people from homelessness by sufficiently investing resources into Targeted Local Hire, a proven equitable program. ... read more »
Celebrating L.A. Heroes Who Mentor the Next Generation
February 27, 2020
The legacy of Harriet Tubman needs to continue ... read more »
“Voters Should Hold Candidates Accountable for Routinely Ignoring Sexual Assault Survivors”
February 27, 2020
Unfortunately, this has been a consistent area of neglect for one of the candidates for Los Angeles County District Attorney. ... read more »
BLACK HISTORY: Emmett Till Lives
February 13, 2020
Emmett Till Lives Classism, racism, war, and corporate greed are malicious outliers, which in their ways, plague the current 2020 United States and global civilization abroad. ... read more »
March 2020 Primary: Candidate Endorsements
February 6, 2020
March 2020 Primary: Candidate Endorsements ... read more »
From X to Z: Bridging the Social Capital Divide
February 6, 2020
Social entrepreneurship is in my DNA. After finishing graduate school, I wanted to give back to my community, but I needed to earn a living. After a few months of job searching, I reached out to my mentor Angela Reddock Wright for job leads and advice. Although my previous work history with Angela as a student was spotty, she believed in me and offered me a position on a project team she was leading for the Los Angeles Urban League. ... read more »
Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke (Ret) Why I Support District Attorney Jackie Lacey
February 5, 2020
I became acquainted with Jackie Lacey while I was on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She had worked her way up in the DA’s office and accompanied the Supervisors in their forays to Washington to identify funds for innovative programs to improve our Justice system. ... read more »
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