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McDonald’s USA Teams Up with Marcus Graham Project to Provide Opportunities for Aspiring Marketing Professionals of Color
June 30, 2022
During the beginning of June, McDonald’s USA teamed up with the fifteen-year-old non-profit organization Marcus Garvey Project (MGP) to host their summer 2020 iCR8TM Bootcamp. ... read more »
Ballmer Group Grant to Crystal Stairs, Inc., Advances Equity and Economic Mobility for African American Child Care Providers
April 21, 2022
A $1,300,000 grant from the Ballmer Group to Crystal Stairs, Inc. (CSI) is lighting the path toward equity and economic mobility for African American child care providers in South Los Angeles and paving a bright future for Black children and families with increased quality of care and education. ... read more »
EECI and AltaSea Unite to Bring ‘Blue’ Jobs to Watts Community
March 31, 2022
Careers in the “blue” or ocean economy will become more accessible for South Los Angeles residents, thanks to collaboration between the Entrepreneur Educational Center Inc. (EECI) and AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. ... read more »
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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘House Has Votes to Pass Reparations Bill’
March 17, 2022
“This has been a 30-plus year journey,” Congresswoman Jackson Lee declared. “We had to take a different approach. We had to go one by one to members explaining this does not generate a check.” Congresswoman Jackson Lee said this week that there’s now enough votes in the House for passage of the historic piece of legislation. ... read more »
LAUSD Supt. Carvalho Issues 100-Day Plan to Expand High-Quality Academic Opportunities
March 3, 2022
Alberto Carvalho, the newly appointed L.A. Unified superintendent, released his 100-day plan to begin improving aspects of the nation’s largest school district and expand high-quality academic opportunities for students. ... read more »
Some School Systems Pause Diversity Programs and Pushback
March 3, 2022
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. ... read more »
Mount Saint Mary’s University Taps Hines-Gaither as V.P. of Equity, Diversity and Justice
February 3, 2022
Krishauna Hines-Gaither has the wide-ranging experience and education to lead this inaugural inclusion initiative at the only women’s university in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Cedars Sinai MLK Roundtable With L.A. Sentinel Publisher Danny J. Bakewell Sr.
February 2, 2022
Monday, January 17, 2022- Cedars-Sinai’s virtual 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration—a yearly gathering honoring the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ... read more »
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Sophia the Robot Commits to Help End Global Racism and Injustice
January 13, 2022
“We need to create a society that is based on equality and justice for all. It’s paramount for humans and AI to work together. We should celebrate diversity and I believe we will see a decrease in racism, sexism, and homophobia as people embrace AI and technology,” Sophia the Robot remarked. ... read more »
Influenced by his dad and Tiger Woods, Wyatt Worthington II Hopes His Success Opens More Golfing Opportunities for People of Color
October 14, 2021
As a young teen, Worthington met woods during a First Tee and Woods Foundation event. Woods helped the young man with his swing and provided the kind of confidence that helped Worthington qualify to play for the PGA Championship in 2016. ... read more »
 Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins Intends to Build a Progressive and Inclusive Metro for L.A. 
July 22, 2021
In an exclusive conversation with the Los Angeles Sentinel, Metro’s CEO talks equity, inclusion, safety and completion of the Crenshaw Line as the priorities on her long and aggressive To-Do List ... read more »
LADWP Hires First-ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
July 10, 2021
As part of the ongoing initiatives to advance diversity and equity, Monique Earl has been named to lead the newly-created Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. ... read more »
  Labor Secretary Tells Black Press America Must Be Intentional About Employment Equity
May 28, 2021
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. ... read more »
Dr. Esther Obeng: At home in her lab at St. Jude
May 13, 2021
Apart from the science and medicine, there’s another reason Esther Obeng, M.D., Ph.D., has found a home at St. Jude. After arriving, she learned about the research hospital’s history as the first fully integrated children’s hospital in the South and about its continuing focus in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. ... read more »
Black Leaders: Spending Must Include Minorities as State Prepares for Billions in Fed Cash
April 8, 2021
The leaders say California has not lived up to its commitment to equitably include African American contractors and businesses in the state’s ongoing infrastructure investments. ... read more »

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