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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 ...

Young African entrepreneurs star in latest Forbes Africa

The much anticipated “30 Under 30” African edition of Forbes Magazine featuring the latest cohort of young African entrepreneurs building an African business is slated to hit the stands this month in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Ancillar Mangena, the ...

Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 84th anniversary

The Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce will hold its 84th Annual Anniversary Awards Gala from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 30 at the Intercontinental Hotel Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills. This chamber will recognize some of its community’s distinguished leaders ...

Black-owned beauty supply The Girl Cave LA flourishes

Lia Dias, ultimate #browngirlboss and serial entrepreneur, is all about empowering women and influencing the current scope of the beauty industry. This Inglewood native is the proud owner of The Girl Cave Los Angeles, a beauty bar, boutique and showroom, ...

Obama Presidential Center may revitalize Chicago economy

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday showed off a model of the Obama Presidential Center, which will honor the nation’s first African-American president as well as help to revitalize neighborhoods on Chicago South Side ...

Local Black youth selected to represent the U.S. in Jamaica

This summer, youth participants involved with the National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc.’s What About YOUth (W.A.Y.) initiative have been selected to represent the United States at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference being held this July in Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaica ...

‘Community reinvestment in today’s economy’

RISE Financial Pathways is one of four communtiity based organizations that help low income and underbanked start-up entrepremeurs solve some of the issues and financial credit manamagement tools using several social media tools inclding Amazon and Amazon dot.

Connect your small business to $1 billion in contracting opportunities

What if I told you there’s a customer who has a goal to buy $1 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses? This customer buys everything from office supplies and computers, consultant services, clothing, hygiene products, food, bedding, ...

Slawson Southeast Occupational Center to host job fair today

Need a job? More than 20 employers, who are ready to hire, will participate in a career and resource fair at the Richard N. Slawson Southeast Occupational Center, 5500 Rickenbacker Rd., in Bell, Calif., today from 9 a.m. to 1 ...

Industry experts say minorities should pursue oil, energy jobs

There are great opportunities for African Americans and Latinos in the oil, natural gas, and petrochemical industries, according to industry insiders, who are calling on minorities to “get in the game.”

State prepares accountability plan

The state board of education is expected to vote May 10 on a draft proposal of the plan officials expect to submit to the federal government that details California’s plan detailing the accountability they will use under the newly reauthorized ...

Minority-owned companies fight for equity in advertising

Retailers, restaurants, healthcare companies and technology firms often turn to newspaper inserts, as a tried-and-true method to reach consumers, especially minority consumers.