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COALITION OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND LABOR LEADERS URGE PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION 16
October 30, 2020
County Supervisor Ridley-Thomas joins with Black Lives Matter, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the Greater Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Urban League, ... read more »
An Easy Way to Put More Money in the Hands of Californians
October 8, 2020
There is no way around it—California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 5 has been a disaster for our state. The so-called “gig economy” legislation passed last year has been a short-sighted and dangerous attack on nearly ten percent of our state’s workforce. What’s worse—businesses continue to be attacked on all sides from attorneys looking to exploit the vague “ABC test.” And all this is peaking during the worst health crisis in a century, when millions of Californians remain jobless and small businesses are struggling to survive. ... read more »
Black Business Group Takes AB 5 Independent Contractor Fight to Gov. Newsom
June 18, 2020
The Black Small Business Association of California (BSBA) sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom June 12. In it, the group criticized the state’s proposed allocation of $20 million in the 2020-21 budget to enforce AB 5. ... read more »
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Black Activists Confront Affirmative Action Opponents on Zoom Call
June 11, 2020
Last week, African American activists confronted affirmative action opponents on a Zoom town hall a conservative Republican candidate organized. At least one Republican elected official attended the event that the Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation (SVCAF) supported.     ... read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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California Black Chamber Of Commerce Statement on Tax Reform
December 7, 2017
California Black Chamber Of Commerce Statement on Tax Reform ... read more »
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