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Racial Equity Finds a Permanent Home in Los Angeles
September 13, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021, marks a monumental day in the history of Los Angeles. Attorney and Executive Director of the Civil and Human Rights Department, Capri Maddox has cut the ribbon to the newly established building looking to house the first racial equity branch of local government in the Los Angeles City Mall arena.  ... read more »
Note to Hollywood, Beverly Hills: Your Vote Matters in California’s Recall Election
September 9, 2021
We are just days away from a special election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. Voters around the state, including those of us here in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, are already returning our mail-in ballots. ... read more »
LADWP Launches Racial Equity Plan, Board President Cynthia McClain Fights for Justice
June 17, 2021
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) are planting new seeds of racial equity within their principal foundation, LADWP Board of Commission President Cynthia McClain provided intensive details about the steps taken to create balance within the organization that controls the City’s water and power. ... read more / view gallery »
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Let’s Build on What We’ve Learned from Covid
June 10, 2021
On June 15, the State of California will officially reopen. It’s a time when we can all exhale and give thanks for what we hope will mark the end of a terrible pandemic.  ... read more »
Commission Report Determines It’s Time for a Racial Reckoning in College Sports
May 28, 2021
The report, released by the independent Knight Commission, features a call to the NCAA and member schools to improve and enhance the academic performance and career chances of African American athletes who obtain sports-related jobs at much lower rates than Whites. ... read more »
53 Years After MLK’s Assassination, Children of Civil Rights Icon Fight Voter Suppression
April 15, 2021
Bernice A. King joined the children of late civil rights champions the Rev. C.T. Vivian, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, in blasting voter suppression laws that have cropped up since the 2020 election. ... 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 »
Kaiser Permanente Commits $1 Million to Promote Racial Equity in Southern California
February 4, 2021
Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated, nonprofit health system, today announced it has awarded $8.15 million to support 40 nonprofit and community-based organizations across the nation. This includes $1 million for 10 organizations in Southern California and is part of a $25 million commitment Kaiser Permanente announced in June to promote health equity and break the cycle of racism-driven stresses that lead to poor health outcomes for its communities. Kaiser Permanente serves 4.7 million members in Southern California. ... read more »
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Top Business Stories of 2020
December 30, 2020
Here is what happened in business in 2020. ... read more / view gallery »
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 »
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 »
Councilmember Curren Price Seeks to Make Juneteenth a City Holiday
July 31, 2020
LA City Councilmember Curren Price today introduced a motion that would move to establish Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States dating back to June 19, 1865, as a legal City holiday.  ... read more »
UNLV to implement new tools for racial equity, inclusion
July 25, 2020
A University of Nevada, Las Vegas task force has responded to racial unrest following the death of a man in police custody in Minnesota with recommendations to address safety, equity and inclusion among Black students and employees. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: Culturally Competent in a Time of Controversy
July 16, 2020
Watching little children play is such a joy.  I have two beautiful little grandchildren and the smiles and laughter that so innocently flow from their faces brings me such happiness.  Children have an innocence about them; it makes one wonder, what makes that end? ... read more »
L.A. City Council Votes to Move Forward with New Office of Racial Equity in Los Angeles
December 12, 2019
The passage of this motion comes on the heels of a month-long phase of the embRACE LA initiative that has engaged community members through 150+ city-wide conversations about race and racism. ... read more »
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