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City moves one step closer to ‘Banning the Box’; The Economic Development Committee requests City Attorney’s Office draft ordinance requiring employers to remove criminal conviction questions from job applications Written by LAWT News Service
Afrolicious Hair Expo hits the Los Angeles Convention Center; Hundreds of Black women came out to the LA Convention Center to celebrate Natural Hair. Written by Shannen Hill
Nigeria to sell, buy oil directly, cut out middlemen; Nigeria will buy and sell oil products directly, cut out middlemen in bid to curb graft Written by Michelle Faul
Obama administration looks to new rules to curb student debt Written by LISA LEFF
The Taste of Soul circulates money through Black-owned businesses; The Taste of Soul makes it a priority to bring together Black businesses throughout the city to showcase what the ­community has to offer. The Taste of Soul makes it a priority to bring to Written by Shannen Hill
Pilot student aid expansion for non-traditional education Written by JENNIFER C. KERR
UNCF and Lilly Endowment Inc. announce $50 million initiative for students; Second-largest gift in UNCF history is aimed at helping address the unemployment and underemployment crisis facing college graduates – crisis is particularly acute for African Ame Written by LAWT News Service
Congresswoman Hahn introduces bill to restore Pell Grants for students victimized by Corinthian Colleges; “Forgiving the debt of students defrauded by for-profit colleges and restoring their eligibility for Pell Grants not only is fair but also smart,” Ha Written by LAWT News Service
Metro to launch local underutilized Minority Business Development Initiatives; Programs will provide business development opportunities for small businesses working on Metro projects greater than $25 million. Written by LAWT News Service
New TAP Cards to work for all transportation agencies Written by City News Service
Michelle Avan, Merrill Lynch Director talks leadership: Leading from the heart Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw
New Orleans Mayor gives report; Remembering Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Written by Sarafina Wright and D. Kevin McNeir
City Council seeks to regulate short-term rentals Written by City News Service
Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor Black children out of poverty Written by Freddie Allen
You are the Key to Solutions Written by James Clingman
Minimum Wage Hike Initiative Approved for Signatures Written by LAWT News Service
Metro launches summer social media safety campaign; Campaign includes #BikeInstead #WalkInstead Twitter and Instagram contest with prizes Written by LAWT News Service
DWP Discusses Rate Hikes During Meeting Written by City News Service
Report: Pot legalization in California presents trade-offs Written by LISA LEFF
Minority Banks Shut Out of Federal Tax-Credit Program Written by LAWT News Service
DWP to increase water rates Written by City News Service
Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid Written by ANNE FLAHERTY
Governor signs California budget with anti-poverty efforts Written by Judy Lin
Home prices on the rise again in L.A. County Written by City News Service
Blackonomics; ‘I’ versus ‘We’ Written by James Clingman
Economic forecast: Construction, automobile industries will raise employment in California Written by City News Service
L.A. Mayor signs $8.6 billion budget Written by City News Service
County voters support minimum wage hike for home care workers Written by City News Service
L.A. residents complain about construction water waste during drought;‘If we as a city are asking residents to conserve water, we should be doing the same as well,’ said Councilman Jose Huizar Written by City News Service
New retail center comes 23 years after riots Written by City News Service