Business

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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Northgate González Market Honra A 20 Heroes De La Comunidad Y Premia Con Miles A Organizaciones Sin Fines De Lucro Para Reconocer El Mes De La Herencia Hispana

ANAHEIM, CA.,  – Desde incendios forestales hasta una pandemia global, 2020 ha causado estragos en la economía y ha tenido un gran impacto en las familias de la localidad. Los propietarios de Northgate González Market, la principal cadena de supermercados con temática latina de California, lanzaron hoy su campaña del Mes de la Herencia Hispana…

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Gene Hale Says Yoo’s Attack On AAVREP Is An Affront to African American Community

Trying to gain traction with her struggling campaign, LA City Council District 10 Candidate Grace Yoo has attacked the major voter registration project that her opponent, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, created to increase the number of Black voters over the last 20 years. Yoo alleges online that the African American Voter Registration, Education,…

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BLACK MEDIA: AUTHENTIC STORIES, WITH AUTHENTIC VOICES

Now more than ever, California’s Black community and other communities of color need accurate news to make certain that our families are educated about their health and their rights during COVID-19 and the current uprisings. Black media and other ethnic media outlets play a key role — and right now, they need support to continue…

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Legislature Passes Bill That Would Allow Inmate Firefighters to Continue in Profession When Released

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media     Inmate firefighting crews, made up of more than 2,000 inmate firefighters per year, have helped extinguish many of the biggest wildfires in California.     However, once they’re released, they cannot serve in that profession under current law because of their criminal records.   Now, AB 2147, a law that would lift that restriction, has…

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AB 2257 to Broaden AB5 Worker Re-Classification Law for Professionals

    Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media After months of protests and tough negotiations with representatives from various industries, California lawmakers have released an updated list of professions that could be exempted from AB 5, the controversial worker re-classification law that went into effect Jan 1. AB 2257, a new bill that revises some…

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Bill Wants to Force Food Delivery Apps to Get Restaurants’ Approval First

By Tanu Henry | California Black Media     Jonathan Burgess co-owns Burgess Brothers with his twin brother Matthew. It is a popular American bistro-slash-barbecue restaurant and food supply company based in Sacramento. Locals treasure them for their delicious waffles; handcrafted gourmet barbecue sauce; sweet and spicy smoked sausages; among other specialties.   The African American entrepreneur says small family-owned businesses like his are tempted by what digital food delivery services might offer them: A broader customer base and online advertising on highly trafficked apps. But that exposure…

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