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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 »
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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 »
Report: Blacks Seven-Times More Likely than Whites to Be Wrongfully Convicted of Murder
July 18, 2019
“From their very first interaction with the police, to being arrested, booked, charged, convicted, and sentenced, Black people are discriminated against and disproportionately criminalized at every stage of the criminal justice system,” according to the Innocence Project report, #BlackBehindBars: Sparking a conversation on the Black wrongful conviction experience in the U.S. ... read more »
Report Reveals How the NCAA Shortchanges Black Men 
April 4, 2019
A  new issue brief from the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington D.C.-based a nonpartisan research and educational institute, paints a vivid portrait of how college athletics distort the reality of black male experiences on college campuses and raises significant concerns about racial equity in college admissions and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  ... read more »
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