diversity

A Leader Without Authority: The Jamaa Fanaka Story

In a day and age in which up-and-coming filmmakers aspire to be the next Spike Lee, John Singleton, or Ryan Coogler, many are unaware that their forefather was Jamaa Fanaka. Once heralded as “The most famous unknown filmmaker in America” by Turner Movie Classics, Fanaka was a preeminent auteur (writer, director, producer) in the 1970s and ‘80s.

The Keith Family: Utilizing Resources as Entrepreneurs

President of Elite Auto Network (EAN), Christine Keith, has expanded their enterprise to new heights since joining her husband, Todd Keith, CEO, ten years ago. EAN contracts with private, local, and government agencies to provide vehicle procurement, vehicle relocation, service maintenance, fleet management, and transportation services. In recent follow-up interview with the L.A. Sentinel, the Keith’s discuss some updates since they last spoke in 2018.   Giving an overview of EAN, Christine shares, “We’re basically like a one stop shop company.” Todd relays, “I started the business in college, and I’ve always had a passion for cars, for different types of

Kinecta Federal Credit Union Celebrates Black-Owned Businesses

As part of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council activities, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, a leading financial services provider in the South Bay, celebrated Black-owned businesses by partnering with the Spicy Green Book organization for its second Manhattan Beach Food Market.

Some School Systems Pause Diversity Programs and Pushback

Conservative takeovers of local school boards have already altered lessons on race and social injustice in many classrooms. Now some districts are finding their broader efforts on diversity, equity and inclusion are also being challenged.

Governor Newsom Defeats More Than The Recall

San Diego County was one of the first to overwhelmingly report a vote against the recall and it only went downhill from there for the recall supporters.

  Labor Secretary Tells Black Press America Must Be Intentional About Employment Equity

The administration wants to level the playing field, which would allow those in communities of color to obtain good-paying jobs, ascend to the middle class, and be rewarded when it comes time for promotions and other opportunities to advance. “I think we are seeing 500,000 jobs per month added to the economy on average over the last three months, and we saw some positive signs in the hospitality industry this month,” explained U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.