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Wealth gap costs over last two decades: $2.7 trillion in Black income, $16 trillion to U.S. economy
October 8, 2020
“Yet even today, with all those credentials and as one of the leading executives on Wall Street,” wrote Raymond J. McGuire, Citi’s Vice Chairman and Chair of its Global Banking and Capital Markets, “I am still seen first as a six-foot-four, two-hundred-pound Black man wherever I go — even in my own neighborhood. I could have been George Floyd. And my wife and I are constantly aware that our children could have their innocence snatched away from them at any given moment, simply for the perceived threat of their skin color.” ... read more »
Wells Fargo gives $1 million in scholarships to bridge financial gaps faced by students amidst COVID-19
September 17, 2020
The program, which began accepting applications on Sept. 14, will be administered with long-standing partner APIA Scholars to students entering college and current college undergraduates for the Spring 2021 semester. The financial aid will be able to help cover costs of education like books, computers, materials to support distance learning, tuition, and housing. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Announces Millions of Dollars Will Be Put Towards COVID-19 Related Challenges, To Fight Them Head-On
September 16, 2020
There is a need for all residents to come together. There is no room for lack of support when multiple livelihoods are looking at the bottom of their barrel.  All public officials took a united front and supported the message of compassion to spread across Los Angeles. ... read more »
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Breaking Down the 2020 Agenda Lead by the California Legislative Black Caucus
June 11, 2020
The California Legislative Black Caucus has a mission to "address legislative concerns of African Americans and other citizens of color." The CLBC has released their 2020 Legislative Agenda and there are two noted categories: Priority and Supported Bills. They cover economics, education, and social justice. Here is a summary of measurements proposed this year. ... read more »
Requiem for a Warrior, Lawrence “Larry” Aubry – A Champion of the People
May 21, 2020
On May 16, 2020, Larry Aubry passed away, and left a legacy that few can equal, but to which many should aspire. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in the time of southern segregation and came to Los Angeles at an early age, attending Jefferson High School. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Talks Renters and Landlord Rights During COVID-19 Crisis
May 7, 2020
District 9 Councilmember Curren Price Jr. hosted a livestream event on Thursday in collaboration with LA CityView to discuss renters’ rights and protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Making Sense of the 2020 Census
April 9, 2020
According to the Census Bureau post-enumeration survey, 800,000 African Americans went uncounted. What does this mean? It means once again, the voice of African Americans was denied. Many programs that impact African Americans are based in whole or part on data derived from the Census. History proves the disenfranchisement of Black people socially, politically and financially. Another ten years cannot pass before we realize how vital the United States Census is to the United States democracy. ... read more »
Garcetti: City Won’t Hesitate to Close Businesses Ignoring Coronavirus Orders
April 2, 2020
 Los Angeles' city government will not hesitate to close businesses deemed ``non-essential'' as well as construction sites that don't practice social distancing while emergency orders are in place, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday.  ... read more »
L.A. Community comes together to construct “Safe Landing” housing project for homeless families
February 20, 2020
Angelenos answered the social call for action to combat homelessness with local support on Saturday, February 15. A well-orchestrated community event launched the Safe Landing project. ... read more »
Black America’s Housing Crisis: More Renters Than Homeowners, Homeless Population Jumps 12%
February 6, 2020
For many consumers, the combined costs of housing, transportation, food, and utilities leave room for little else from take-home pay. ... read more »
Major Housing Bill Dies In State Senate
February 6, 2020
After a two-hour debate last Wednesday, the state senate voted 18 to 15 to reject SB 50, a housing zoning bill Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced to fast-track the building of more housing units in the state.   ... read more »
Executive Director Monique King-Viehland to Step Down
January 2, 2020
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) announced today that Executive Director Monique King-Viehland is stepping down as Executive Director, effective December 31, 2019. Emilio Salas, Deputy Executive Director, will serve as Acting Executive Director during the transition. ... read more »
Homeless Deaths Exceeded 1,000 in 2018
October 31, 2019
Pointing to ``sobering'' statistics showing that the number of homeless people dying in Los Angeles County nearly doubled from 2013-18, the Board of Supervisors voted today to deploy health care workers to encampments and shelters to assess health needs among the homeless. ... read more »
National Senior Citizens Day Honorees Celebrated by the South Los Angeles/Inglewood Republican Assembly
October 3, 2019
National Senior Citizens Day Celebration, a day of honoring and appreciating all the things Senior Citizens in the United States has given, accomplished and sacrificed to help America be an awesome nation to live in. In highlighting 3 nominated Senior Citizens yearly for the services they’ve given to elevate their family, their community and their country, S.L.A.I.R.A. (South Los Angeles/Inglewood Republican Assembly) hosted an annual event that was held on August 24, 2019. National Senior Citizens Day Proclamation 5847” was declared on August 19, 1988 by U. S. President Ronald Reagan.” ... read more »
Continuing a Legacy: Communities for Wellness Equity (C4WE)
October 3, 2019
With over 175 South Los Angeles individuals from different backgrounds, the conference served as a catalyst to invite community to be their own advocates for change. ... read more »
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