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California State Capitol Goes Black … Red and Green to Mark Juneteenth
June 25, 2020
The state of California  started recognizing Juneteenth or Black “Freedom Day,” marking the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, back in 2003 as an official state observance. That was 17 years before Juneteenth became a household word across the United States this year.  ... read more »
Census 2020: “Making Black Count” During a Global Pandemic
April 30, 2020
Since then, all the major African-American community-based organizations, political leaders and other advocates in California — concerned that there may be an undercount of Black Californians during the 2020 census count — have found themselves grappling.   ... read more »
L.A. COUNTY RECOGNIZES NATIONAL CENSUS DAY
April 1, 2020
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the nation’s population every 10 years. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in Congress and how much in federal funding is allocated to state and local communities for the next 10 years. Local government officials use the census to ensure public safety and plan new schools and hospitals. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, which creates jobs. Real estate developers and city planners use the census to plan new homes and improve neighborhoods. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy. ... read more »
2020 Census Alert: A Message from Rep. Maxine Waters
April 1, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, issued an ... to the community about the 2020 U.S. Census on April 1st, which is recognized across the country as Census Day. ... read more »
Census Bureau Delays Decennial Count
March 26, 2020
The results of the census directly determine the amount of funding communities will receive for the next ten years for essential services ... read more »
Census Bureau Creates Task Force to Ensure Coronavirus Doesn’t Disrupt Count
March 13, 2020
On Thursday, the bureau began sending out the first of several invitations to participate in the 2020 Census. Those invitations will continue to be delivered until March 20 and the Census Bureau is encouraging everyone to respond online upon receipt. Instructions are included, and provide the web address for the online questionnaire in English, as well as 12 additional languages, ensuring that more than 99% of U.S. households can respond in their preferred language. ... read more »
Black California Has a Chance to Rewrite History in 2020
March 12, 2020
History is not a precise science, nor an impartial one. Take a glance at a history textbook from past decades, and you will quickly understand that American history was written from the viewpoint of white men.   ... read more »
Southern California Edison is counting on its customers to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census
March 12, 2020
SCE is focused on reaching hard-to-count populations across its service area. ... read more »
Do you have a viable business idea?
February 20, 2020
You may already have an idea in mind, but before you jump into it, it’s best to double-check that your idea has what it takes to generate sales and satisfy your career goals. If you think you’re ready to be your own boss, here are some tips on choosing a viable business idea. ... read more »
Census Officials Kick Off $250 Million Ad Campaign in Washington
January 23, 2020
At a news conference at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., Census officials revealed that they would have more than 1,000 ads that target a range of demographics in 13 different languages. Those ads are projected to reach 99 percent of U.S. households. ... read more »
Black, Red & Ready: African American Republicans Want to Turn Deep Blue California Purple
December 5, 2019
By increasing the number of Black Republicans holding political office in the state and inspiring more Black Californians to vote red, they believe their efforts will purple the deep blue African American vote in the fourth bluest of blue states in the country, according to a ranking by The Hill, a Washington D.C.-based website that covers the U.S. Congress, Presidency and national politics. ... read more »
U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring
November 7, 2019
Working for the census will allow you to help out your community and earn money at the same time. The U.S. Census helps determine each state’s representation in Congress, how funds are spent for schools, hospitals, and roads, and provides information to guide many decisions made by government agencies, private businesses and institutions. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Calls on Secretary Perdue to Rescind Proposed Rule to End SNAP
October 4, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the recent Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). This NPRM, which was published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)entitled Revision of the Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,  would harm millions of hard-working families who rely on SNAP.   ... read more »
NAREB Urges Black Americans Not to Defer Their Dream of Homeownership
September 12, 2019
According to the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) wealth building usually begins with that first investment in owning your own home. Whether you purchase a first-time “starter” home or inherit a property or residence, you start down the road to building wealth. But something has changed in the Black community. The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest statistics indicate that the Black homeownership rate has dropped once again. ... read more »
Hiring Black Census Employees in California Could Avert an Undercount in 2020
July 4, 2019
The California Census Office believes there will be higher participation among African Americans during next year’s census if “trusted messengers” help get the word out and go door-to-door conducting pre-surveys, educating people and helping some fill questionnaires in Black communities.  ... read more »
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