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Black Business Registrations Increase During COVID Pandemic
June 17, 2021
Andre Perry, a Brookings Institution fellow, told the Times that some of the surge in Black business registrations could be a signal of personal economic trouble. “This is more about survival than it is about wealth creation. There’s lots of people who have lost their jobs and lost their businesses. People are starting to realize that side hustles are businesses,” Perry said. ... read more »
LEIMERT PARK ALTERCATION HALTS FILM PRODUCTION
March 17, 2021
A physical altercation between safety personnel and members of a South Los Angeles grassroots coalition on February 25 in Leimert Park Village cut short a film production and threatens future filming revenue in an area that has struggled economically, first from construction of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line and more recently from the Coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
BLM Activist Injured During Fairfax District Protest Sues City of LA
January 14, 2021
A Black Lives Matter activist sued the city of Los Angeles today, alleging she was hit with a baton and shot in the stomach and arm with projectiles used by LAPD officers during a protest in the Fairfax District last spring after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. ... read more »
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Top Business Stories of 2020
December 30, 2020
Here is what happened in business in 2020. ... read more / view gallery »
Global Star Amara La Negra Vows to Stand Firm in the Fight for Racial Equality
June 25, 2020
Her passions have propelled her into a position of influence and leadership as she fights for equal rights for Black and Afro-Latino citizens. ... read more »
WATCH: Congresswoman Karen Bass and Van Jones Speak at the People Power Convention
June 26, 2019
On June 8th, many South L.A. residents came together at Los Angeles Trade Technical College for the 4th annual People Power Convention hosted by Community Coalition. The convention is a mass organizing event where residents learn about educational equity, justice reinvestment, art activism, and unified voting power. ... read more / watch video »
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National Trust Raises Over $10 Million to Preserve Historic Black Sites
November 22, 2018
The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that one year after the launch of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund the organization has hit a funding milestone, raising more than $10M dollars for this $25M initiative. ... read more »
At the Intersection of Faith and Wellness
May 10, 2018
The combined mission statements of CDU, the MMD School of Nursing and New Vision Church of Jesus Christ converges to form a much needed safety net for this community. ... read more »
Athlete Activists: Sports Figures Who Spoke Up for the Masses
February 22, 2018
These athletes rallied for the masses in order to enforce equality ... read more »
Activism at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is not a new phenomenon
November 30, 2017
Their activities bring awareness to their fellow students and their surrounding communities. ... read more »
Women’s History Month Recognizes: Linda Jay
March 15, 2017
Activism is an ongoing job—and she’s committed! ... read more »
Top People of the Year
December 29, 2016
People who made an impact in 2016 ... read more / view gallery »
LeBron James donates $2.5 million to Muhammad Ali exhibit
November 26, 2016
The Cavaliers star is donating $2.5 million to support an exhibit honoring Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. ... read more »
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