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AARP Polls Reveal Top Concerns for Voters 50 and Older
September 24, 2020
More than half of voters 50-years and older in crucial battleground states are worried about contracting the novel coronavirus.  At the same time, African Americans are particularly opposed to how President Donald Trump has handled the pandemic, according to extensive polling commissioned by AARP.  ... read more »
Is the Postal Service Slowing Mail Delivery?
August 6, 2020
Reports of significant problems at the postal service under newly appointed postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor, has exacerbated claims that the slowdown is intentional. ... read more »
Comerica Bank and National Business League Announce $1 Million Commitment to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses
June 25, 2020
Comerica Bank announced its $1 million commitment over four years to the National Business League as part of a national partnership that will launch the Black Capital Access Program (BCAP), an access to capital initiative to assist Black businesses across the country. ... read more »
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Cal State LA graduating student strives to help children feel understood
May 28, 2020
Brown, 34, will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders from Cal State LA’s Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services. She hopes to work as a speech language pathologist to help children in schools across Los Angeles. ... read more »
SBA Administrator Carranza’s Statement on January 2020 Jobs Report
February 14, 2020
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza today issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation Summary for January. According to the just-released report, 225,000 new jobs were created in January, and the employment rate rose slightly to 3.6 percent due to the labor force participation rate increased to 63.4%. The report comes on the heels of two reports released this week indicating new U.S. jobless claims fell by 15,000 to 202,000 – a 50-year low – while private payrolls soared by 291,000 in January, the largest gain in nearly five years.  Administrator Carranza said: ... read more »
Family of Black Doctors Has Social Media Buzzing
January 3, 2020
Dr. Herbert Oye is a Board Certified Endovascular and Vascular Surgeon, specializing in invasive and non-invasive treatment of vascular diseases. ... read more »
Boy, 6, Taken from Foster Home in South L.A. Found Safe in Illinois
December 6, 2019
Police today said a 6-year-old boy who was taken from a foster home in South Los Angeles by his mother during a monitored visit was found Friday in Waukegan, Illinois, safe, unharmed and with relatives. ... read more »
COMMENTARY: What Do the 2019 Elections Mean for 2020?
November 22, 2019
While Democrats scored some gains, the Mississippi governor's mansion is still in Republican hands. Mississippi has the largest concentration of Black people – 39 percent – of any state, but African Americans remain underrepresented among elected officials in Mississippi. ... read more »
Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings and the Journey Still Ahead
November 7, 2019
The nationally televised October 25 funeral services for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, paused partisan debates and revealed how a son of Baltimore worked tirelessly for his constituents and for this nation. In the days since his home-going, I have marveled at how his life’s work somehow brought together officials who held firm to their stark political divides but united to honor a man who believed that everyone deserved a fair chance at all America had to offer. ... read more »
Senate Education Chair blocks bipartisan bill to extend HBCU funding
October 10, 2019
Each year as families beam with pride at seeing a son, daughter or another relative graduate from college, that achievement is nearly always the result of a family’s commitment to higher education.  And when these institutions are among the more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), that pride is magnified by the history of how our forefathers overcame what once seemed to be insurmountable challenges. ... read more »
Arizona Teen Killed for Playing Rap Music
July 12, 2019
A 17-year old Arizona boy is dead in Peoria, Arizona after police say he was stabbed in the throat by a man at a convenience store. The attacker, identified as Michael Paul Adams, told the police that the boy’s rap music was threatening to him. ... read more »
Police Say Video Depicts Shoplifting Preceding Heated Clash
June 20, 2019
Police released surveillance video Tuesday aimed at backing up their assertion that adults and not just a child were shoplifting before a videotaped encounter during which Phoenix officers pointed guns and yelled profanities at a family. ... read more »
Sprouts Hiring for New West Hollywood Store
May 17, 2019
Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, today announced it will soon finish construction on its new store in West Hollywood to meet the growing local demand for fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. ... read more »
National Report Indicates Low Rate of Premature Death in LA County, But Challenges Remain
March 25, 2019
A new report on the health of counties across the nation has ranked Los Angeles County among the California health jurisdictions with the lowest rates of premature death. The County’s result also fared better that those of the other three most populous counties in the nation. ... read more »
History Maker Mack Blazes a Trail in Public Garden World
March 1, 2019
It’s no secret that time spent in nature is a health benefit that enhances a person’s quality of life as a place of respite, recreation, education and exploration. Yet, many may be unaware of the existence of public gardens as an inviting space for this occurrence. ... read more »
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