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Vendors and Attendees express excitement for the Taste of Soul’s in-person return

Good vibes and energy permeated Saturday’s, October 15, Taste of Soul event which is probably what caused the rain and clouds that filled the sky earlier that morning to disappear. The free family street festival took place on the historic Crenshaw Blvd. and attracted thousands of people from all over to enjoy food, music, performances, and much more. The event took place virtually for the past two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

End the Rail Family Feud – President Biden’s Neutral Panel Recommended the Way

Nobody wins when the family feuds. This often-quoted line from Jay-Z’s track “Family Feud” on his critically acclaimed album 4:44 perfectly describes the brewing crisis between the nations Class I railroads and their labor unions. Believe it or not, railroads and their unions are like families born of arranged marriages. Most days they tolerate each other and often unite against outsiders who look to harm the family unit and other times – mostly during the endless negotiation season – they are warring clans. As a former member of the management team at Amtrak I have witnessed the unity and enmity

Carletta Cole’s Nonprofit Helps Caregivers Receive Care

Caregiver Safe Place, Inc. was created to help caregivers get respite care and a little TLC. There is a job that millions of people do every day and it mostly goes unnoticed or acknowledged—caregiving. According to caregiving.org, there are an estimated 9.5 million family caregivers in the U.S. as of 2020. Just in case you are asking what’s a caregiver? They are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, cousins—people, who are taking care of loved ones, who can no longer take care of themselves. Carletta Cole is one of those people who is putting a spotlight on this

Thousands Attend Bill Pickett Rodeo

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR) and Toyota announced the Toyota BPIR “Greatest Show on Dirt” Traveling Museum. Alongside the BPIR 22 Tour, The Traveling Museum has toured the country to tell the stories of Black Cowboys and Cowgirls who traveled the U.S. with the world’s leading all-Black touring rodeo.

Virtue Family Life Center Hosts Garden of Grace

In the year 2000, Women of Virtue became a place of unity for women. La Tanya Michelle Clark created a place of healing for those who may lost themselves while trying to manage careers and households.

Black America deserves its fair share of the American Dream:   Affordable rentals shrinking, growing mortgage denials block homeownership    

Despite unprecedented federal housing assistance during the pandemic, a report by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) finds stark racial and income divides in its analysis of the nation’s rental market. Nearly a quarter of Black renters were behind on rent in the third quarter of 2021, as well as 19% of Hispanic renters. By contrast, the share of white renters in arrears was half that: 9%.