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Founders First CDC to provide $100,000 in grants to diverse small businesses in Los Angeles
November 11, 2021
The Job Creators Quest Grant will help diverse small businesses continue to create premium wage jobs and act as a recognition of the existing investments these organizations have already made themselves to retain and grow their workforce during the pandemic. Funding for this grant program was facilitated in part by a $1 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, in conjunction with Founders First Capital Partners’ recent $9 million Series A financing. Additional partners include ADP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Union Bank, and Small Business Majority. ... read more »
Research Exposes Continued Student Trauma As Schools Reopen
October 21, 2021
In California we had a crisis with lack of student mental health support long before the pandemic. Now it is even worse. It comes as no surprise that the pandemic has created more stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues for our children. ... read more »
2010 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee Sam “Bam” Cunningham Passes Away
September 7, 2021
Sam “Bam” Cunningham, a 2010 College Football Hall of Fame inductee who starred at fullback for Southern California from 1970-72, passed away Sept. 7 in Inglewood, ... read more »
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Who owns our neighborhoods?
September 2, 2021
There is an increasing prevalence of large, corporate landlords as opposed to smaller local landlords ... read more »
LAPD Harass Black Couple Immediately After Their First Child Was Born
July 22, 2021
On June 27, L.A. Sentinel Contributing Sports Reporter, Khari Jones and his fiancé, Kayla K. Love, shared a life-changing experience; what was labeled a “health and wellness check,” turned into a terrifying reflection of the current abuse of power by the LAPD. ... read more »
Carson Capitalizes on State’s $65 Billion Housing Program for its Middle-Income Professionals
June 24, 2021
"This effort to preserve housing for local professionals aligns with my COVID-19 recovery plan to attract middle-income employers and the jobs they create." Mayor Lula Davis Holmes said, "Our children should be able to work, live and play in the communities they grew up in!" ... read more »
LAUSD Reopens All Schools As Of This Week
April 26, 2021
The remaining middle and high school campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District began reopening today, meaning all students now have the option to be back on district campuses for the first time in more than a year. ... read more »
Eaddy Stuns Bruins With Game Winning Three; USC defeats UCLA 64-63
March 9, 2021
For the second consecutive year, Southern California stunned its crosstown rival in dramatic fashion in Westwood as time expired in the closing moments. ... read more »
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OneWest Bank Opens New Branch in Watts Neighborhood of Los Angeles
March 4, 2021
OneWest Bank, CIT's Southern California retail bank division today announced the grand opening of its branch in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. The branch offers a full array of deposit and lending solutions for consumers and small businesses, as well as a connected CIT mortgage lending office dedicated to supporting the community.  ... read more »
L.A. Metro To Host Three Traffic Reduction Study Meetings This Month
February 4, 2021
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold three virtual public meetings this month to present the public with ideas for a potential pilot program to study reducing traffic, ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a mobile vaccination program today aimed at bringing COVID-19 vaccines to neighborhoods with the highest rates of the virus and coronavirus-related deaths.
February 4, 2021
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a mobile vaccination program today aimed at bringing COVID-19 vaccines to neighborhoods with the highest rates of the virus and coronavirus-related deaths. ... read more »
Bank of America Awards Los Angeles Trade Tech $1 Million for Jobs Initiative
February 4, 2021
Los Angeles Trade Tech and Bank of America today announced a new $1 million jobs initiative partnership to help students of color successfully complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce and embark on a path to success in Southern California. ... 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 »
Black Physicians Get Vaccinated to Build Trust in Science Among High-Risk Minority Populations
January 14, 2021
What better way to convince doubting patients than to show them, even the local leading Black physicians will get the COVID vaccine? ... read more »
What’s Holding Up California’s Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines
January 14, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom first acknowledged on Jan. 4 that the state’s vaccine rollout was “not good enough.” As of Jan. 8, less than a third of the over 2 million doses of vaccines that California has received has been administered to eligible residents. ... read more »
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