Counting the Cost

Just a few days before the end of the corrosive 2016 election, it occured to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been shredded by the ugliness of this campaign.

Black-owned store provides quality extensions to diverse clientele

Black women are known to spend thousands on the billion-dollar hair industry, but very few of them are buyers or suppliers in this industry. Riqua Hailes, owner of Just Extensions, is one of few Black women who supplies hair extensions. ...

Wells Fargo agrees to refund money taken fraudulently

Bank workers and consumer advocates along with elected officials announced Tuesday that the city of Los Angeles will further prohibit the unscrupulous practices of the U.S.’s largest banks thanks to a motion introduced by Councilmember Paul Koretz that will, if ...

Cannabis World Congress explores commercial potential of legal pot

Marijuana, once the provocative past time of the marginalized and those rebellious of the status quo, is now a 10-figure industry manifested by the recent Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center Sept. 7-10.

Motherland connection

For nearly 41 years, Katula by Africana (formerly Africana Imports) has served as a retail cultural touchstone in the city of Los Angeles drawing a clientele that is multiple generations deep.

Win cash to build your mobile app

The US Black Chamber of Commerce invites entrepreneurs with an idea for a mobile app, service or product that will make the world a better place, to submit an application for the 2016 Mobileys competition.

Do business in Belize and Central America

The 2016 Expo Belize Marketplace, organized by the Belize Chamber of Commerce—that nation’s largest private sector association—gives American businesses an opportunity to advertise their products and services to Belizeans during the largest trade show in this Caribbean nation.

Young, Black job seekers spruce up resumes

Recent college grads and job seekers under the age of 31 have only a week to fly into a job applicant pool for a well-paying gig that an official with one Southern California African American aviation group calls the chance ...

Black chamber to host Ron Brown summit in Los Angeles

The California Black Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st annual Ron Brown Business Summit and Women’s Symposium Aug. 25-27 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles.

L.A. County’s workers and businesses can thrive with a new minimum wage

For nearly 40 years, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs was our local consumer protection agency. As director of the department since 2012, it was my job to make sure all consumers in L.A. County were treated ...

Local toy company helps 25,000 Southern California foster children at an event in Compton

Thousands of foster children throughout Southern California were given the magic and joy of play, thanks to the generous support of more than 50 participating toy companies and 250 local toy industry volunteers brought together today by the Toy Industry ...

Practical Politics

As the summer sun in Los Angeles makes its very intense and vibrant entrance this June, it is interesting to reflect on things before and things now.

Beyond the Rhetoric

ESPN television recently produced a brilliant documentary on the murder trial of OJ Simpson. I thought I knew OJ but after seeing the documentary I have concluded that my opinion of him and the trial was rather shallow.

New center will help educate community on financial literacy

The Board of Supervisors voted this week to establish a Center for Financial Empowerment in a bid to help lift tens of thousands of families out of debt.

Preps to receive graduation bonus

The Board of Supervisors voted this week to pay $400 rewards to kids from CalWORKS families who graduate from high school. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended the pilot program, which will offer another $100 to those graduates who complete a financial ...