Business

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

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…

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California’s $500 Million Small Business and Nonprofit Grant Program Second Round Application Window is Open, Lendistry Announces

 New Applicants Can Apply Through February 8, With No Advantage for Early Birds and No Action Necessary for Round One Applicants Who Were Not Selected — — Round One’s 45-Day Funding Distribution Period to Selected Diverse, Disadvantaged and Disproportionately Impacted Businesses and Nonprofits Began January 22 — — More than 300,000 Round One Applications Completed, Processed,…

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Watch Your Mail for Economic Impact Payment Cards

January 19, 2021 The Treasury Department and the IRS are issuing millions of second Economic Impact Payments by prepaid debit card to speed delivery of the payments to as many people as possible. If the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov shows a date that a recipient’s payment was mailed, they should watch their mail for either a paper check or…

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State Selects Black LA Firm to Disburse $500 Million in COVID Relief Grants

By Tanu Henry | California Black Media  The State of California announced that it has selected a Black-led-and-operated financial firm in Los Angeles to act as the intermediary charged with disbursing $500 million in COVID-19 grants to California small businesses and non-profits. The California Office of The Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), which operates under the…

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Judge: People in Prison Can Receive $1,200 Stimulus Payments

By Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media The first round of economic impact payments funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act, has been opened to a new group of Americans. Incarcerated individuals can now apply to receive their stimulus payments of up to $1200. According to a June…

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Black Employees Say Racism is Rife at Cal Air Resources Board  

  Mary Nichols, an influential California attorney known and respected in environmental policy circles across the United States, is finding herself at the center of racial storm brewing at home.     Black employees say racism is widespread at the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the organization Nichols chairs.     In September, African American employees hit CARB with a 13-page letter alleging that they have been experiencing racism – widespread,…

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David Miller, Co-Publisher, Our Weekly, Elected Chairman of the Board Of Voorhees College, a Historical Black College and University

By Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief LOS ANGELES—David Miller, a recent PACE Glory Awards recipient, light, fueled by his mighty good works, is shining so bright so much that he was elected Chairman of the Board of Voorhees College, a distinguished Historical Black College and University (HBCU) where he started in 1980 until he walked with degree…

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Generation Lost: UC-Berkeley’s Missing Black Graduates

By Dr. Harry Edwards In the mid-1960s, the University of California, Berkeley started its Educational Opportunity Program to target underrepresented applicants and combat this history of discrimination. Unsurprisingly, this program was a success and the number of Black freshmen continued to rise until 1996. That year, Governor Pete Wilson and Black conservative Ward Connerly led…

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