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Schools Across L.A. County Reopen to In-Class Learning, Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Temporarily Unavailable
April 22, 2021
COVID-19 hospitalizations are going down and Public Health continues to stress the importance of vaccinations. ... read more »
Vaccines Are Available to 16 and Up, Men of Color with COVID-19 Have Higher Mortality Rate
April 15, 2021
Vaccines are now available to ages 16 and up and Public Health reveals Black and Latino men have higher death rates due to COVID-19 ... read more »
Orange Tier Guidelines Open L.A. County Even More, State on Track to Fully Open in June
April 8, 2021
L.A. County is enjoying more freedom but health officials are steadfast in warning the public to observe health measures. ... read more »
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As L.A. County Moves Through Less Restrictions, Public Health Cautions Businesses
April 1, 2021
Businesses and worksites are being asked to follow all health guidelines to stop further transmission of COVID-19. ... read more »
Now Open: ASCEND LA Looks for Budding BIPOC Businesses to Take to the Next Level
February 18, 2021
Applications are now open for ASCEND LA’s 2021 Spring cohort. After the success of its inaugural cohort in 2020, the free business accelerator program has doubled its capacity, selecting 30 businesses owned by women and people of color to undergo a management education program, obtain certification and bid preparation support, connect with regional and national supply chains, receive 1-on-1 advising with loan and procurement specialists, and access flexible capital resources. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Focuses on Economic Recovery of African Americans in COVID-19 Crisis
April 2, 2020
The first draft of the COVID-19 Senate stimulus bill focused money to bailout large corporations and the top one percent. But after days of negotiation that included President Trump big footing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the legislation was changed to focus more on the needs of main street Americans. ... read more »
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 »
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 »
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City Council Addresses RecycleLA Program Difficulties
September 7, 2017
In response to widespread anger and complaints over the soaring cost of the new RecycleLA program, the City Council voted Wednesday to study the possibility of allowing businesses to share waste bins. ... read more »
L.A. County’s workers and businesses can thrive with a new minimum wage
July 6, 2016
For nearly 40 years, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs was our local consumer protection agency. ... read more »
Neutralizing the Right Wing Political Agenda
July 1, 2015
There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including the pastor, at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. The lesson is that the economic clout of African Americans and their progressive allies can be used to pressure businesses to do the right thing, which in turn can keep the far right wing in check. ... read more »
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