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Bank of America Providing $60 Million Fund for BIPOC Affordable Housing Developers
April 29, 2021
Bank of America Community Development Banking, in partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, is investing $60 million – $30 million in loans and $30 million in equity financing – to support Enterprise’s Equitable Path Forward, a five-year initiative to help facilitate racial equality in housing. ... read more »
Children’s Defense Fund: State of America’s Children Reveals that 71 Percent of Children of Color Live in Poverty
April 8, 2021
“While we reported on the 73 million children in the U.S. in 2019, which is 22 percent of the nation’s population, we also note that 2020 was the first year in American history that a majority of children are projected to be children of color,” said the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, the president and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund. ... read more »
NBA MVP and Three-Time NBA Champion Steph Curry Launches New Under Armour Collection Just in time for the Holidays
December 3, 2020
Latest partnership with NBA’s top shooter, Steph Curry, looks to bring opportunities to kids in low-income communities.  “Curry” by Under Armour focuses on the significance of sports as a tool for youth development.   ... read more »
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After COVID-19 Let’s Build Back Better for Our Students
April 16, 2020
Build Back Better has become the mantra of post-disaster reconstruction, since the United Nations’ 2006 report, “Key Propositions for Building Back Better.” It points out that disasters can be leveraged as opportunities for change and improvement.   ... read more »
Ending Workforce Discrimination is Up to Us
March 19, 2020
During my tenure at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), it became clear to me that access was the foundation of economic opportunity. The transportation sector lacked diversity, equity and inclusion, and this was glaringly obvious to both leadership and employees. Pathways began to emerge to grow a diverse pool of talent, but it was obvious that a more organizational framework was needed to operate at full capacity to best serve veterans, women, underrepresented, and underserved workers; groups that had been previously overlooked. ... read more »
Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) regarding the Supreme Court’s Decision on Gerrymandering
July 4, 2019
“…The highest court in the land, in fact, chose to condone partisan gerrymandering, a political tactic that has long been used to suppress political representation for black and brown voters and ultimately helped to elect Trump.” ... read more »
Rep. Waters Sharply Rebukes the College Admissions Scandal
March 21, 2019
 Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement after approximately 50 individuals were charged or indicted by federal prosecutors for engaging in widespread criminal fraud to buy students’ way into selective universities: ... read more »
Sen. Cory Booker Announces 2020 Run for the White House 
February 7, 2019
“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind, where parents can put food on the table. Where there are good paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood. Where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins. Where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” said Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, during a video announcing his bid for President of the United States. ... read more »
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Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas speaks on sabotage of Affordable Care Act
July 5, 2017
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas speaks with Brandon I. Brooks, managing editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and the L..A. Watts Times Newspaper on sabotage of Affordable Care Act. ... read more / watch video »
AP FACT CHECK: Obamacare ‘death spiral’ is a half-told tale
June 22, 2017
The Trump administration is leaving out half the equation when it argues President Barack Obama's health care law is in a "death spiral." ... read more »
Holden’s Bill 1696 Clears the Way for Low Income Smokers to get Better Help
September 12, 2016
State Assemblyman Chris Holden’s bill 1696, which cleared the Senate Appropriation Committee last month, will make it easier for California’s low income residents to quit smoking. ... read more »
Tobacco Companies Put Up a Fight against Prop 56
August 30, 2016
Officials for a state campaign aimed at ending tobacco use among California’s children are supporting a tobacco tax increase initiative for the November ballot that will raise the price of cigarettes and vaping products but giant tobacco companies are doing everything they can to stop it, they said. ... read more »
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