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CDC Greenlights Evictions Despite Continued Pandemic
October 22, 2020
Landlords can resume eviction proceedings after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued clarifications to a previous executive order from President Donald Trump. A study conducted by Harvard University’s Department of Housing Studies revealed that half of Americans who rent are either severely rent-burdened or moderately rent-burdened. For African Americans and Hispanics, researchers at Harvard determined a triple pandemic for those communities. Black and Hispanic households were “much more likely to contract COVID-19, suffer lost income, and face housing insecurity as a result of the pandemic,” the researchers concluded. ... read more »
Suffering Continues While more COVID-19 Aid Remains Stymied in Congress
September 24, 2020
Beyond the health effects, according to the the U.S. Census Bureau, as of August 31, over 80% of adults with post-high school education plans either cancelled or significantly changed those plans this fall. Further, a significant number of consumers are housing challenged, with one-third of adults anticipating either eviction or foreclosure in the next two months, and over 36% of adults continuing to telework due to the pandemic. ... read more »
Nation’s Top Child Advocacy Organization, The Children’s Defense Fund, Announces Historic Leadership Change
September 10, 2020
After nearly 50 years leading CDF, Marian Wright Edelman welcomes nationally recognized children’s rights and racial equity champion Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson to carry forward her legacy and lead CDF into a new Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
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Battle of the Beats Seeks Aspiring Music Producers for Chance at Winning Big Prizes and Music Industry Exposure
August 19, 2020
Battle of the Beats starts on Tuesday, August 18th at 12:00 p.m. EST and ends Friday, August 28th at 12:00 p.m. EST. Interested participants are invited to submit a 60-second (max) video of themselves playing their hottest beat for the opportunity to win recording equipment, bragging rights, and the ability to sell their beat for cash. The goal is to raise money for Black Connect’s business mentoring and legal services programs for small, Black-owned businesses, which will help entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses, particularly those impacted by COVID-19. ... read more »
Census Crunch Time: Activists Say Every Black Californian Must Be Counted Before New September Deadline
August 6, 2020
African American stakeholders are ramping up their outreach to undercounted census tracts where Black Californians live after the U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that it will stop the national count at the end of September. The state too is intensifying its last-ditch initiatives to achieve an accurate count of all Californians as enumeration goes into its final stretches. Federal legislation that would have extended it through October has stalled in the U.S. Senate.    ... read more »
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 »
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