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Power Struggle for CA Black Chamber Months Following Founder’s Passing
May 30, 2019
Aubry Stone It was a common question full of trepidation among supporters of the California Black Chamber of Commerce for years: “What is going to happen to the Chamber of Commerce if something happens to Aubry Stone?” The concern was since the CBCC had not publicly announced a successor to Stone — who served as the organization’s CEO since becoming one of its founders in 1995 — the passionate leadership that Stone possessed for supporting Black businesses — and leading the organization — would be lost once he stopped working. ... read more »
Notable Deaths of 2018
December 27, 2018
This year, we said goodbye to amazing men and women who shaped the world with their love, talents and time. ... read more / view gallery »
IN MEMORIAM: Black Business Advocate Aubry L. Stone Remembered
December 6, 2018
Stone and five others created the California Black Chamber of Commerce in 1995 with the mission of providing programs and services to strengthen Black ownership and business opportunities throughout the state. ... read more »
Why Should African Americans Vote?: Special to California Black Media Partners
November 1, 2018
African Americans cannot afford not to vote. We must vote for people who have our best interest in mind, heart and soul. We must vote for issues that advance the well-being of our families and communities. We can’t expect to win with every vote, but if we don’t vote, we can certainly expect to lose. ... 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 »
AB 2500 denies Californians access to responsible, regulated credit options
May 29, 2018
Even in a growing economy, the sad truth is that California still faces vast income inequality in all regions of the state. So, despite the fact that we now rank as the fifth-largest economy in the world, millions of Californians continue to face deep financial insecurity. ... read more »
Amazon’s HQ2 Moves In, Los Angeles’ Small Businesses Move Out
May 24, 2018
What many Angeleno small business owners are discovering – better late than never – is that HQ2 will wreak havoc on thousands of small businesses that make up the local fabric of our communities while giving unprecedented tax subsidies and corporate welfare to one of the richest companies in the world. ... read more »
California Black Chamber Of Commerce Statement on Tax Reform
December 7, 2017
California Black Chamber Of Commerce Statement on Tax Reform ... read more »
The Highest Gas Tax Increase in the State’s History, Effective November 1, 2017, Was Not a Treat 
November 2, 2017
California braces for the enactment of the highest gasoline tax in the state’s history, a combined 32 cents per gallon (12 cents on gasoline and 20 cents on diesel gas), on November 1, 2017 – making California’s gas prices the second highest in the nation. ... read more »
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