How Racism Ruined Black Santa Monica

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage:Sign up for our daily newsletters. To support our non-profit public service journalism:Donate Now. In the 1940s, Nick Gabaldón, an athletic, handsome student at Santa Monica High School,

Entrepreneurs and corporate leaders unite in support of Black-owned businesses

When Jasper Kuria considers strategies for addressing racial inequity and social injustice in the U.S., he puts support of Black entrepreneurs at the top of the list. “It’s really about wealth inequality and opportunities for the Black community,” said Kuria.

Coronavirus relief fund in Oregon meant to help Black-owned businesses exclusively

COVID-19 has proven to be an equal opportunity menace, killing people of all races and ethnicities. Government shutdowns put in place to slow its spread have hurt small businesses in every corner of America, but in Oregon, the state legislature

Biden economic team faces challenge in delivering help to Black communities

Biden has received decent reviews so far for assembling an economic team that includes Black voices. If confirmed, Cecilia Rouse would be the first Black woman to head the Council of Economic Advisers and Wally Adeyemo, tapped to be the

LeBron James to Co-Produce ‘Dreamland’ Documentary on Black Wall Street

‘ SpringHill Company is partnering with CNN Films to create a documentary about Black Wall Street and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre entitled DREAMLAND: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street. James will serve as an executive producer on

Facing pressure and anger, Emory student government agrees to purchase 400 copies of anti-racism book

The Student Government Association at Emory University has approved a measure to purchase up to 400 copies of an anti-racism book from a Black-owned bookstore in Atlanta after facing pressure and backlash for stalling the decision. The bill, an edited

10 black-owned fashion brands to support instead of Dolls Kill

Alternative fashion store Dolls Kill is currently being boycotted due to an insensitive post from the founder appearing to support police brutality. This isn’t the first time they’ve had claims of racism against them, though, as the company has had

Breaking the Black Ceiling

If you’re Black in America, you’re more likely to be an entrepreneur: 20 percent of the Black population started a business in recent years, compared to 12 percent of white Americans. This comes partly by necessity: A white-dominated upper echelon

Fintech Equality Coalition Engages Black Fintech CEOs

Frequently, questions about diversity in fintech center on gender diversity, and that gender diversity means “white women.” When any organization is predominantly white, it tends to focus on attracting customers who look like its employees and leadership—white ones, though that’s

U.S. government scrutinizes Microsoft’s plan to spend $150M on diversity and inclusion programs

Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Microsoft in June announced a sweeping racial justice plan, including an initiative to spend $150 million on diversity and inclusion programs, and double its number of Black and African American

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