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Individual Stimulus Checks Begin to Arrive, What Should You Expect?
April 16, 2020
"We are the number one target for this disease. We have pre-existing conditions, and yet we're told to go home when we visit the emergency room. We know that there must be some form of regulation in place for testing and getting testing sites and equipment into the community," said Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Michigan). ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Working for the 43rd District During the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 16, 2020
On March 19 and April 2, Congresswoman Waters conducted the first two in a series of 43rd District telephone town hall meetings that included approximately 19,000 and 15,000 local residents, respectively. Her calls featured presentations by the Los Angeles County Department of Health, the IRS, the Small Business Administration, all of the school districts in the 43rd District, LA Metro, LA Homeless Services Authority, LA Regional Food Bank, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Watts Health Care, South Bay Family Health Clinic, and UMMA Community Clinic.  ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters Holds Telephone Town Hall to Discuss the CARES Act and COVID-19 Updates
April 9, 2020
Upholding her promise, Congresswoman Maxine Waters held another telephone town hall meeting with Los Angeles residents to detail more facts regarding COVID-19. The phone call was held Thursday, April 2, 2020, with nearly 15K listeners on the line.    ... read more »
House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal
April 2, 2020
Earlier, several civil rights organizations noted watching with vigilance as Senate negotiations and, later, voting in both chambers took place. "We know that when the economy goes into decline, people of color always bear the brunt," said Teresa Candori, communications director for the National Urban League. "We will be fighting to make sure the most vulnerable communities are not an afterthought." ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Members Talk Impeachment, HBCU Funding
December 19, 2019
The members discussed the passage of the Future Act, legislation that provides needed funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other educational institutions. ... read more »
Three Men Arrested In $722 Million Cryptocurrency Fraud Scheme
December 13, 2019
Three men were arrested today in connection with a cryptocurrency mining scheme that defrauded investors of $722 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.   ... read more »
Tri-Caucus Releases Higher Education Act Reauthorization Priorities
October 4, 2019
The Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus –Congressional Black (CBC) Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu (CA-27) – released their Tri-Caucus Higher Education Priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. ... read more »
L.B.-Based IRS Agent Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge
July 12, 2019
Felecia Edna Taylor, 50, a resident of the Florence neighborhood in South Los Angeles, was arrested in May at the IRS office in Long Beach after being named in a one-count federal criminal complaint that charges her with solicitation and receipt of a bribe by a public official, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. ... read more »
African Americans Audited by IRS More Than Any Other Group 
April 11, 2019
Humphreys County, Tenn., where more than a third of its Black residents live below the poverty line and the median yearly household income is $26,000, somehow is on the IRS’ radar to audit at a higher rate than anywhere else in the nation, according to AOL News.   ... read more »
Free Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium to Offer Valuable Economic Strategies and Resources
October 16, 2018
The Symposium will feature presentations and panel discussions on Affordable Housing and Development, Funding Opportunities, and Tax Essentials for Faith Based and Nonprofit Organizations: Capitalizing on Tax Laws and Exemptions.   ... read more »
Free Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium to Offer Valuable Economic Strategies and Resources
September 24, 2018
Helping nonprofit and faith based organizations grow and prosper is the purpose of the September 27 Oxnard Nonprofit Empowerment and Exemption Symposium and Expo, hosted by Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Jerome E. Horton, Ventura County Assessor Dan Goodwin, City of Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn, President/CEO Hyepin Im of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE). ... read more »
Free Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium to Offer Valuable Economic Strategies and Resources
September 17, 2018
Helping nonprofits and faith based organizations grow and prosper is the purpose of the September 27 Oxnard Nonprofit Empowerment and Exemption Symposium and Expo, hosted by Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Jerome E. Horton, Ventura County Assessor Dan Goodwin, City of Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn, President/CEO Hyepin Im of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE). ... read more »
Senator Bradford Introduces Bill to Provide Relief for Responsible Taxpayers
February 15, 2018
Senator Bradford (D- Gardena) introduced SB 1082, sponsored by Board of Equalization Member, Fiona Ma, to grant relief to hardworking Californians who encounter financial hardship. ... read more »
First Woman To Head Opec Snared In Multi-Billion Dollar Fraud Scheme
July 21, 2017
Corruption has roots in America too, observed former president Barack Obama . ... read more »
Taxpayers — Beware of Scammers!!
November 25, 2015
California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Chairman and Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Member Jerome E. Horton announces taxpayers should take a few simple steps to keep from being preyed upon by data thieves and cyber criminals. ... read more »
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