Earl “Skip” Cooper

Cooper Launches New Foundation to Serve Humanity

Earl “Skip” Cooper, a longtime advocate for Black business and social justice, has launched the Earl “Skip” Cooper Foundation (ESCF) that will offer a range of resources to serve humanity. According to Cooper, ESCF aims to enhance the quality of life for people through business creation, spiritual enrichment and “pivotal advantages that lead to future success.”

The Value of Pharmacy Benefit Managers 

As a small business advocate for over 45 years, these past two years, without a doubt, have ranked as some of the most difficult. Small businesses have been forced to navigate California’s pandemic policies and faced supply chain issues, staffing shortages, inflation, and rising healthcare costs.

BBA Hosts Annual Black History Awards Dinner

The Black Business Association (BBA), the oldest ethnic business organization in the State of California commemorated Black History Month or African American Heritage Month, during its Salute to Black History Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 27, at the California African American Museum CAAM.

BBA Celebrates Gospel Music 

The Black Business Association (BBA) will recognize gospel music legends at its Salute to Black Music Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., at the California African American Museum. Vicki Mack Lataillade, co-founder of GospoCentric Records will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Lisa Collins, publisher of L.A. Focus will be the Outstanding Gospel Publication Award recipient and Byron J. Smith, president of National Association Negro Musicians, will be honored with the Outstanding Artistic Vision Award. According to Earl “Skip” Cooper II, BBA president/CEO, acknowledging the genre is part of the organization’s annual commemoration of Black Music Month. In the past, the nonprofit has paid tribute to