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Thurmond’s Equity Initiatives Gain National Recognition
July 14, 2022
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond's Task Force on Closing the Achievement Gap has been the source of a number of recommendations advancing equity for all students. ... read more »
Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs 
March 17, 2022
A recent Washington Post story found that Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than their white counterparts – to the tune of around $11 billion each year. Given their cultural and educational importance to the Black community, HBCUs are the repository of much of these donations with a number of household names – and some you may not know – making big-dollar contributions to these institutions.   ... read more »
100 Days of Biden-Harris
June 10, 2021
I see the $6 trillion price tag on the Biden legislation as more of an investment than simple spending. A better-educated workforce earns more money, pays more taxes. A healthier workforce means less absenteeism, more efficiency, and productivity. Quality childcare means more women in the workforce —millions of women left in the wake of COVID. The investment makes sense to build our labor force back better. ... read more »
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  Labor Secretary Tells Black Press America Must Be Intentional About Employment Equity
May 28, 2021
The administration wants to level the playing field, which would allow those in communities of color to obtain good-paying jobs, ascend to the middle class, and be rewarded when it comes time for promotions and other opportunities to advance. “I think we are seeing 500,000 jobs per month added to the economy on average over the last three months, and we saw some positive signs in the hospitality industry this month,” explained U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. ... read more »
Trump’s Latest Executive Orders Seen as Attempts to Sabotage a Biden Administration and Eliminate Diversity and Inclusion Programs
October 29, 2020
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Chair of the House Financial Services Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, recently introduced a bill (H.R. 8595) to invalidate Executive Order 13950 and preserve diversity and inclusion training programs at federal departments and agencies as well as in the private sector. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti launches Racial Equity & Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) Task Force
October 5, 2020
Monday, October 5th, the City of Los Angeles received notification of the Racial Equity & Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) Task Force launch; it looks to expand the reconstruction of diversity within the workforce and private sectors. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Veterans America’s Job Center of California Grand Opening
November 6, 2017
The easily-accessible location of the Veterans AJCC at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall enables Veterans and their families to access a full range of additional services located on-site, including housing, child support, legal services, and mental health services. ... read more »
Reinstate DACA and Protect Dreamers
September 28, 2017
"Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery." - Horace Mann ... read more »
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DNC on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
August 3, 2017
“Black women are powerhouses in today’s economy and deserve every single penny that their work is worth." ... read more »
Women of Color Lead Volkswagen’s Diversity Programs
February 9, 2017
Today, as Brown serves as Volkswagen’s Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, her passion for diversity and inclusion is fulfilled daily. ... read more »
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Wal-Mart Closing Permanently Sunday Jan. 17
January 15, 2016
Wal-Mart in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza will be closing on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. The super chain store announced to it's workers the morning of Jan. 15 that they will be closing 48 hours before it's closure. Store officials stated they will help employees find further employment, if possible. ... read more »
AB 19 — Free Community College — Signed Into Law
October 19, 0201
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 19, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago ... read more »
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