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 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 »
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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 »
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY: Making ‘More Black History’ in Classical Music
February 12, 2021
In observing Black History Month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has always maintained a poetic theory: “The best way to observe Black History Month is to make more Black history,” Dr. Chavis, one of America's prominent civil rights icons, stated. ... read more »
Disenfranchised and Marginalized Communities See Hope with Biden, Harris
February 11, 2021
On his first day, just hours after taking the oath of office, President Biden signed a host of executive orders – one of them aimed at ensuring racial equity. “It is, therefore, the policy of my administration that the federal government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality” President Biden proclaimed. ... read more »
Dr. Ebony Hilton Leads Call for ‘Secretary of Equity’
February 4, 2021
The importance of the position is underscored by Covid-19 statistics, which show that African Americans are disproportionately affected by the virus. ... read more »
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Apple launches major new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative projects to challenge systemic racism, advance racial equity nationwide
January 21, 2021
Apple’s REJI commitments aim to expand opportunities for communities of color across the country and to help build the next generation of diverse leaders ... read more »
Senator Steve Bradford and Assemblymen Reggie Jones-Sawyer lead an Expedition to New Levels of Equality
January 14, 2021
Senator Steve Bradford and Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer led a joint press conference, fully addressing the inequalities festering in the pit of every community ... read more »
Entrepreneur and City Commissioner Karim Webb Sheds Light on Social Equity
December 17, 2020
Webb found his way to be an activist, by uplifting the confidence of the collective community ... read more »
African American Woman, Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, Makes U.S. Naval Academy History
November 19, 2020
“[Midshipman 1st Class] Sydney [Barber] stands out amongst her peers, for not only her exemplary record but for her clear vision of how she intends to make the world a better place and her accompanying bias for action,” said Lt. Commander Darby Yeager, a member of the U.S. Navy Academy’s Truman Scholarship Selection Committee. ... read more »
JPMorgan Chase Commits $30 Billion to Advance Racial Equity
October 22, 2020
“All Americans deserve equitable access to affordable housing and the physical, emotional and financial security it represents,” said Lisa Rice, CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance. “JPMorgan Chase’s new commitments will help make owning or renting a reality for more Black and Latinx families, whose housing access has been impeded by decades of systemic racism and are now disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19. Addressing the affordability crisis, now overlaid with the pandemic, will require many players on many fronts, and these commitments are concrete, meaningful steps in the right direction.” ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti launches Racial Equity & Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) Task Force
October 5, 2020
Monday, October 5th, the City of Los Angeles received notification of the Racial Equity & Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) Task Force launch; it looks to expand the reconstruction of diversity within the workforce and private sectors. ... read more »
Largest U.S. Planning Department Stewards Its First Chief Equity Officer Appointment
August 12, 2020
Appointed by the Director of Planning Vince Bertoni in response to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Executive Order No. 27on Racial Equity in City Government, Roble has a robust history of serving various community groups around Los Angeles. His experience includes managing visions for South, Southeast and West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert communities. Part of his work helped address racial injustice, equity, as well as economic disinvestment. His leadership in over 20 projects has helped bolster affordable housing and sustainable communities. Most recently, he oversaw projects of significant importance to the South L.A. community, including the redevelopment of Jordan Downs from 700 units of public housing into a 1,073 unit, mixed-use, mix-income neighborhood with a full-service grocery store, commercial and community services and more than five acres of parks and open space.   ... read more »
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