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Disney Dreamers Academy Program Awaits 2022 Class of Talented High School Students
February 3, 2022
Disney Dreamers Academy returns with a reimagined approach on March 3-6, marking its 15th year of broadening career awareness and creating exclusive opportunities for Black students and teens from underrepresented communities across America. ... read more »
Report Shows Racial Pay Gap For L.A. City Workers
February 5, 2021
  Los Angeles' city workforce has a large racial pay gap, with city workers on average earning $53 per hour, while Black and Latino city employees earned an average of $44 per hour during the 2020 fiscal year, according to a report released today by Controller Ron Galperin. ... read more »
Without Black Voters, the Campaign to Recall California Governor Newsom is Going to Fail
February 5, 2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom is no great friend to Black people in his state. He made it clear how he felt about us when he ignored the calls for him to keep a Black woman in the U.S. Senate by replacing outgoing Senator Kamala Harris with another Black woman. So the point at which Newsom and the Democratic Party establishment should really be worried about the efforts to recall him is if Black women decide to send a reminder to them both that they still need us. ... read more »
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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 »
Valeisha Butterfield Jones Named as The Recording Academy’s First Diversity & Inclusion Officer
May 7, 2020
“We are thrilled to welcome Valeisha Butterfield Jones into the Recording Academy family,” said Academy Chair and Interim President and CEO Harvey Mason Mason in a statement. “Valeisha has been a force in driving systemic change and enhancing equal opportunities for underrepresented groups across entertainment, technology, and politics.” ... read more »
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