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California scores staggering $75B budget surplus

May 10, 2021

By Reid Wilson From California’s budget is in the black — by a staggering amount. A state that expected perhaps the most severe budget crunch in American history instead has a more than $75 billion budget surplus, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said Monday, after a booming stock market and better-than-anticipated tax revenues over the pandemic-plagued year.…

2021 Black Music Honors To Celebrate Legendary Music Icons Angie Stone, Ginuwine, Marvin Sapp, Ramsey Lewis, And More In Star-Studded Event Set To Air On Saturday, June 19

May 10, 2021

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A Doctor’s Note

May 5, 2021

A Message Sponsored by Los Angeles County A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON VACCINES Q: Can I get the Pfizer vaccine for my 1st dose and Moderna for my 2nd or vice versa? A: No. You must get the same type of vaccine for both doses. The efficacy of the vaccine will be impacted if you do…

Lendistry Tapped by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as Sole Community Partner To Help Administer $28.6 Billion in Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF)

May 1, 2021

LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — As the largest minority-led deployer of capital in COVID relief funding, Lendistry has been tapped by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as the sole community partner to help administer $28.6 billion in Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF) financing established by the American Rescue Plan Act. Lendistry, a Black-led and operated lender, based in California, has created an…

Truist’s $20 million Operation HOPE Investment Expands Financial Inclusion To More Communities

April 30, 2021

Partnership transforms access to financial resources, creating better lives and communities. ATLANTA, /PRNewswire/ — Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) and Operation HOPE today announced an expanded, multiyear transformational partnership, including a series of collaborative programs such as HOPE Inside coaching, digital access that connects to education and Truist solutions, and HOPE‘s 1 Million Black Business Initiative (1MBB), as part of the…

Covered California Urges San Diegans to Enroll by April 30 to Get New Savings on Lower Insurance Premiums Provided by the American Rescue Plan

April 30, 2021

  The American Rescue Plan provides new and expanded financial help that will dramatically lower health care premiums for people who purchase health insurance through Covered California. Nearly 200,000 San Diegans, including the uninsured and people enrolled directly through a health insurance carrier, stand to benefit from the new financial help that is now available.…

Queen Aminah Muhammad, President, Leimert Park Village Merchants Association, Speaks

April 30, 2021

By Charlene Muhammad PACE NEWS Contributor Aminah Muhammad, affectionately known as “Queen Aminah” by her community and her customers, is no stranger to business.  She has been an entrepreneur for over two decades.  In a recent interview with PACE NEWS, she reflected on the Leimert Park Village Merchants Association, what it means to have been elected president in September 2020,…

Noted Builder and Entrepreneur Charles Quarles Lends Name To Watts Area Business Incubator

April 30, 2021

(SOUTH LOS ANGELES-CA) Charles Quarles, President of The Bedford Group of Companies, a leading Los Angeles real estate development firm, has lent his    family name to the Quarles Business Opportunity Center (QBOC), a business incubator  focused on assisting minority entrepreneurs in the communities of Watts, Willowbrook, Compton, Carson, and South Los Angeles. An Entrepreneur Educational…

OneUnited Bank, Largest Black Owned Bank And Visa Launch OneTransaction Campaign

February 2, 2021

LOS ANGELES, PRNewswire/ — OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank and first and only Black owned digital bank in the country and Visa are proud to announce for Black History Month the OneTransaction Campaign to close the racial wealth gap. The Campaign includes a state-of-the-art, free virtual financial conference on Juneteenth (June 19, 2021). In 2020, America was…

Farewell To One of the Greatest Actresses of All Times, Cicely Tyson

February 2, 2021

By Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief  “I come from lowly status. I grew up in an area that was called the slums at the time,” “I still cannot imagine that I have met with presidents, kings, queens. How did I get here? I marvel at it.” Cicely Tyson spoke these words when she was presented with an…

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