Fed’s hiring practices void of diversity, says Rep. Maxine Waters

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters recently took the federal government’s financial services agencies to task for

Google has been breaking the law in Russia

The company has been found guilty of forcing Russian vendors to preload Android smartphone devices with Google apps and banning them from installing services offered by rival search engines.

Who wins when global currencies tumble?

The Brazilian real has lost 28% against the dollar just this year. The Turkish lira 20%, Colombian peso 23% and the Indonesian rupiah is down 11% versus the dollar in 2015.

Watts businesses today similar to those of 50 years ago

By the time the Watts civil unrest took place in 1965, Chambers Shine Parlor and Repair had spent nearly a decade serving customers in the community near the intersection of Manchester Boulevard and Central Avenue.

Watts celebrates

Watts residents enjoyed a bright and sunny summer day as they danced, listened to live music, and ate good food at Ted Watkins Park this Saturday during the 49th annual Watts Summer Festival.

Prepping for college 101

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or entering your senior year, the transition to campus life requires mental and logistical preparation. For a smooth move, prepare in advance.

How to lower your mortgage payments

Are you a homeowner who is current on your mortgage and looking to lower your interest rate? Alternatively, would you like to shorten your mortgage term and build equity faster?

How much acetaminophen a day is safe?

Canada’s top health agency is considering lowering the maximum recommended daily dose of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and other pain relievers.

Do you know how much college will really cost your family?

Paying for college? Look beyond the tuition price tag when making your financial plans and you will encounter many expenses not listed in school brochures. Be aware of these costs. Determine in advance how you’ll pay for them and even ...

Managed Career Solutions, Garcetti to help veterans seeking jobs

Managed Career Solutions (MCS), an organization that provides employment assistance to Los Angeles residents, joined Mayor Eric Garcetti’s 10,000 Strong Veterans Career Summit initiative on July 13 and served on the event’s organizing committee. The summit, themed “Empowering Veterans with ...

High unemployment continues for African Americans

For the second consecutive month, the U.S. unemployment rate has remained essentially unchanged at 5.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But as usual, the rate for African Americans remains high—nearly double the national rate at 10.2 percent, ...

Gov. Brown appoints Gene Hale to business council

Gene Hale, chairman of the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to the California International Trade and Investment Advisory Council. Hale is the chief executive officer at G&C Equipment Corporation and president of Gence Corporation ...

Earn money to start or grow a business

The West Angeles Community Development Corporation will hold a workshop May 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to introduce its Individual Development Account (IDA) program that can help people start or expand a business, buy a house or enhance their education.

Activists petition U.N.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR) this week called for major criminal justice reforms as the United Nations reviews the United State’s record on human rights issues. The call for a U.N. review comes in the wake ...

BOE targets women entrepreneurs

The Board of Equalization will hold a number of seminars to help small business owners. The first is the free Connecting Women to Power Business conference June 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at California State University, Dominguez Hills ...