Inglewood Public Library provides early literacy programs

The Inglewood Public Library has announced that it will provide weekly literacy programs for youngsters ages 0 to 5 years and their parents/caregivers.

Council drafts further regulations for legalized marijuana industry

A Los Angeles City Council committee this week approved a draft of new regulations for the cannabis industry

Seminar for prospective 7-Eleven franchisees

The Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with 7-Eleven Inc., will host on Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. a workshop/seminar at the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Mall to attract minority entrepreneurs interested in becoming 7-eleven franchisees.

Center Theatre Group receives $100,000 grant from Disney

Center Theatre Group has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to the Los Angeles area. The program is an outreach initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Productions to create sustainable theatre programs ...

Banking buddy system needed for cannabis industry

The countdown to launch the largest new market for recreational sales in the cannabis industry is almost here and the State still doesn’t have an answer to the million dollar question—“How do we bank the cannabis industry?” Without access to ...

Time Inc. to sell majority of its stake in Essence Magazine by year’s end

Time Inc. has announced that it plans to sell a majority of its ownership in Essence magazine, the 47-year-old lifestyle monthly for African-American women, and one of the most successful publications among all American magazines.

Black-owned law firm honored

The Law Office of Zulu Ali, based in Riverside, has been named as one of the top 10 law firms in criminal defense, immigration and personal injury in the area of client satisfaction. The firm recently received the designation from ...

LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke named new director for southland ports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently held a Change of Command ceremony to formally instate LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, formerly the Director of the Non-Intrusive Inspection Division at CBP Headquarters, as Port Director for the Los Angeles/Long Beach and Port ...

Study finds steep decline in Black home ownership

For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)’ annual report, State of the Nation’s Housing 2017. This year’s report also found these declines vary by race and ethnicity.


I often use the phrase, “Our history is our future,” to express the fact that everything we need to do today, vis-à-vis economic empowerment, has been done before by African Americans in this country. Just look back at what Black ...

Supervisors approve Fair Chance Employment program

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved forward this week with proposals to develop policies aimed at opening more employment doors both at the county and in the private sector for people with criminal records. The board approved a ...

OneUnited Bank's controversial mural foreshadows the #BankBlack movement second-year anniversary

In the summer of 2015, OneUnited Bank unveiled its revolutionary 550 square foot mural “Thunder and Enlightening” on the façade of the Bank’s historic Miami branch. The emotionally charged work of art by internationally acclaimed, Miami-based muralist Addonis Parker, directly ...

Carson water recycling plan may set standard for world

The city of Carson is one step closer to becoming the home of one of the world’s largest wastewater recycling programs. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to award a $13.9 million contract ...

Voices from the sidelines: ordinary people weigh in on impeachment debate

Hours after the Impeachment March on July 2, a sizable group loitered around a tent set up on the grassy area south of City Hall known as Fletcher Bowron Square. The center of this activity was a contingent of activists ...

Ivy-League trained attorney details his experience surviving corporate America

With many colleges recently holding their commencement ceremonies, thousands of bright-eyed Black graduates will soon head into Corporate America, looking to forge their careers. However, Stephen M. Graham, an Ivy-league-trained lawyer, has a warning for them. Be prepared for a ...