NNPA recognizes Black achievers

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) hosted recently its fifth annual Torch Awards dinner in Washington D.C. The ceremony was scheduled in conjunction with Black Press Week, and took place at the Marriot Hotel.

Minimum wage debate finds two sides to issue

With three different studies serving as the centerpiece of discussion, the Los Angeles City Council Economic Development Committee on Tuesday kicked off a series of public hearings regarding a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles.

Achievement gap narrows as minority students improve graduation rates

Graduation rates for Black and Hispanic students increased by nearly 4 percentage points from 2011 to 2013, outpacing the growth for all students in the nation, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education ...

Summer jobs available for youth

Summertime is coming, and as the old song says “the livin’ is easy” and that is especially the case for young people who have an opportunity to snag one of the more than 20,000 jobs that will be offered to ...

Price lends support to small businesses

Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price has introduced a motion to provide further support and expansion of contracting opportunities for small and micro businesses within the city. The 9th District councilman said he wants to “level the playing field” to ...

Campaign for minimum wage pushes forward

If the Los Angeles City Council were to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour, it would create 64,000 new jobs, says Rusty Hicks, executive-secretary treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and co-convener of the Raise ...

Kanye’s world: Class, luxury and Steve Jobs

Kanye West, the multi-millionaire rap star designer of $350 haute couture shoes, has a lot to say about luxury. And he’s very critical.

PCs are dead. So says Wall Street. Again.

We live in an increasingly mobile world. So it should be no surprise that three stocks synonymous with the personal computer are taking a hit this year.

"In 2014, I turned $1 million into $120 million.

In 2014, I turned $1 million into $120 million. Too bad it wasn't real money.

BBA recognizes historic contributions

Groundbreaking photojournalist Bill Jones will receive the Historian Award at the upcoming Black Business Association’s (BBA) 45th anniversary year dinner and salute to African American History Month Feb. 28 at the L.A. Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. In celebration of ...

MTA opens business center

The Metropolitan Transit Authority has opened a Business Solution Center (BSC) designed to help businesses impacted by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line between 48th and 60th streets.

California's oranges are rotting on the docks

California's famous navel oranges and Washington's apples are rotting in the hot L.A. sun.

Thompson retires from McDonalds

As Black History Month kicks off, comes the news that Don Thompson, one of only six African American CEOs at a Fortune 500 firm, will retire from his spot as head of the global restaurant chain.

Rainbow PUSH News: Minority Firms Participate in Apple $6.5 Billion debt offering – A Breakthrough for the business of Diversity

For the first time in its company’s history, Apple will include African American and Latino-owned financial services firms in its $6.5 billion debt offering. Williams Capital and Ramirez and Co. will participate in the syndicate.

How many iPhones did Apple sell?

If Wall Street's predictions are more accurate than the weatherman's blizzard forecasts, then Apple sold an insane number of iPhones last quarter. That means the company might post the biggest profit in U.S. corporate history.