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Minority owned businesses in LA to receive financial boost
September 30, 2021
Los Angeles has the largest small business economy in the U.S., with over 250,000 small businesses. However, there’s a shortage of capital available for these small businesses, and entrepreneurs of color are disproportionately affected. Earlier this month, the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund (EOCF) program was launched in Los Angeles to address this shortage. With $2.65 million in funding to support historically disadvantaged small business owners in Los Angeles, the fund is designed to help increase the availability of capital and business resources to strengthen small businesses owned by underserved entrepreneurs. ... read more »
Black Restaurant Week highlights Black businesses amid COVID-19 in Los Angeles
August 13, 2020
Warren Luckett, Derek Robinson and Falayn Ferrell created the week to push Black dishes to the forefront. ... read more »
Rideshare Drivers, Union Form Alliance in Support of AB5
September 5, 2019
Over 100 Uber and Lyft drivers formed a caravan on August 25, embarking on a three day trip to Sacramento in support of AB5, a bill that would redefine independent contractor status in California.  Members of two unions, the Mobile Workers Alliance and Gig Workers Rising, joined the drivers; the group also stopping to rally at Uber headquarters in San Francisco and returning home on August 28. ... read more »
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