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Saki Middleton – the Real Estate Developer Who Hopes to Build a Better Future
October 6, 2022
Saki Middleton, president of John Stanley, a real estate development, and investment management company, named the business in honor of his father, who sadly passed away while Middleton was in still in college. ... read more »
WEDC’s Casa de Rosas Opens Doors for Veterans Again and Again
July 28, 2022
Casa de Rosas, the expansive, new housing community led by Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), held its third open house for Los Angeles veterans seeking long-term affordable housing on Thursday, July 21 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Located at 2600 Hoover Street, the 36-unit property is tucked between the Adams-Normandie and Historic South Central neighborhoods, just down the street from USC and Exposition Park. ... read more »
Heritage Square South Breaks Ground in Pasadena
July 21, 2022
The City of Pasadena and BRIDGE Housing celebrated the groundbreaking of Heritage Square South at N. Fair Oaks Avenue near Orange Grove Boulevard on July 6.  ... read more »
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Powerful, Diverse Coalition Supports Karen Bass for Mayor of Los Angeles 
July 7, 2022
The latest polls show Congresswoman Karen Bass as the leading candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, yet some people still wonder who is supporting her.  Based on the audience at her July 5 press conference, her backers are a large and powerful diverse coalition.  ... read more »
Ensure Construction Opportunities for Minority Contractors
May 12, 2022
While the severe lack of affordable and accessible housing has hurt Californians across the board, communities of color have been the most impacted. Black and Latino households are rent burdened at ...   ... read more »
Black America deserves its fair share of the American Dream:   Affordable rentals shrinking, growing mortgage denials block homeownership    
April 28, 2022
Despite unprecedented federal housing assistance during the pandemic, a report by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) finds stark racial and income divides in its analysis of the nation’s rental market. Nearly a quarter of Black renters were behind on rent in the third quarter of 2021, as well as 19% of Hispanic renters. By contrast, the share of white renters in arrears was half that: 9%.     ... read more »
‘Masks Are Coming Off, But the CA Housing Industry Remains Unstable’ – IERC Provides Housing Counseling to Keep You In Your Home
March 23, 2022
Millions of California homeowners face foreclosure, eviction, and never being able to afford to buy their own home. ... read more »
Ground Broken on Affordable Housing Apartment Complex in Long Beach
November 1, 2021
Ground was officially broken today on an affordable- housing apartment complex in Long Beach's Cambodia Town neighborhood. ... read more »
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Two Women Lead Metro to New Heights; First Time in 28-Year History
July 15, 2021
Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins and newly appointed Metro Chair Supervisor Hilda Solis outline the vision of Metro in the annual State of the Agency Address.  Solis and Wiggins will be the first combination of women, as chair and CEO to concurrently serve at Metro in its 28-year history. ... read more »
Judge Calls Meeting On Skid Row To Discuss Worsening Conditions
February 4, 2021
   Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic and soaring mental health and substance abuse issues, homelessness in the region is comparable to ``a significant natural disaster in Southern California with no end in sight,'' U.S. District Judge David Carter wrote in an order filed late Sunday in federal court. ... read more »
CASA DE ROSAS in SOUTH LOS ANGELES – COMING SOON
November 26, 2020
Strategically placed in the Ninth Council District in the City of Los Angeles is an historic campus of buildings, known since 1895 as Casa De Rosas.  At a time when Councilman Curren Price, the proud public servant of the New Ninth is working tirelessly to increase the availability of affordable housing we can all be very excited that Casa De Rosas’ transformation to a home for 36 single parent Veteran families with a child.  ... read more »
Black Republican Opponent Expected to Defeat Stockton’s Popular Democratic Mayor Michael Tubbs
November 19, 2020
In 2012, Stockton, California, elected 22-year-old Michael Tubbs to his hometown’s city council.  From that celebrated victory, to his 2017 rise to mayor of the Central Valley city, media pundits and Democratic Party insiders have hailed Tubbs, calling him one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars.  Tubbs’ future as a force in the Democratic party still remains almost certain, but on Nov. 3, the 30-year-old Stanford grad suffered an unexpected blow. As of Friday, Nov. 13, Tubbs was trailing Republican challenger, Kevin Lincoln in his reelection bid.  ... read more »
The Homelessness Crisis – We Are Better Than This
March 12, 2020
There are half a million people, mostly men, mostly white, but way too many African Americans. African Americans are 13 percent of the population and 40 percent of the homeless. The homeless are primarily concentrated in California, New York, Florida, and Texas, but you can find them in almost any community. Two-thirds of the homeless are sheltered on a given night, but a third are sleeping on the streets, on park benches, in alleys, under awnings. To quote the late great Congressman Elijah Cummings, "we are better than this." ... read more »
No War on Poverty: The King Holiday and American Hypocrisy
March 12, 2020
SCLC is planning a new Poor People’s Campaign focused on empowerment, education and food for those in poverty. ... read more »
NNPA EXCLUSIVE — Biden Says, ‘The Black Vote Will Determine the Nominee’
March 5, 2020
"I got started in the African American community. I got involved in the Civil Rights Movement when I was a kid. I helped de-segregate a movie theater, that kind of thing," Biden noted. "I was the only guy who worked in the projects on the East Side who was White. That's how I got started, and the Black community is the community that, as we say, brung me to the dance. That's how I got elected." ... read more »
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