Black Businesses Received Small Percent of Contracting Dollars from Big Utility Firms in 2016

(CBM) – Business the Golden State’s largest utility enterprises did with African-American-owned firms last year fell behind in contracting the companies did with most other diverse or minority-owned businesses, according to a report by The Greenlining Institute. The Oakland-based racial and economic justice organization’s 2017 Supplier Diversity Report Card revealed that of the $6.2 billion […]

New study reveals growing spending power, influence of Black women

(NNPA) – A new report detailing the record-setting spending power of African American women has further buoyed the confidence of Black female entrepreneurs, who said the information proves their undeniable value to the United States and the global economy. The report titled, “African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic,” was released by Nielsen during the Congressional […]

What You Should Know About The Community Reinvestment Act

(NNPA) – Since it was passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has enabled thousands of low- and moderate-income families—many in minority communities—to become homeowners. In the current political climate, however, many observers, who have played a role in monitoring how effectively the CRA is enforced, wonder whether it will continue to offer broad […]

Equifax Data Breach Leaves at least 143 Million Consumers at Risk

(NNPA) – Record-breaking, back-to-back hurricanes in Houston and Florida brought unprecedented winds and rains affecting millions of Americans. Yet another storm just as brutal, but financial in nature, is raging and affects at least 143 million Americans: that’s the Equifax data breach that took place from mid-May to July of this year. On July 29, […]

Arden Fair Aims to Hire More than 100 New Employees at Holiday Job Fair

SACRAMENTO – Arden Fair will be hosting a job fair Wednesday, September 20 from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. for many different holiday positions throughout the mall. Applicants are encouraged to come prepared with their resumes. The job fair will be held at Arden Mall Center Court (1689 Arden Way). More than 25 retailers will […]

Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. “They’re not taking their job seriously as it pertains to […]

FAA Looking to Fill 1,400 Air Traffic Controller Positions

(CBM) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is looking to fill several air traffic controller positions, according to a news release. The FAA said it needs to hire 1,400 air traffic control specialists. The jobs pay well, with salaries ranging up to $120,000 per year. Air traffic controllers maintain order, safety and security of the […]

Will a Tax Increase Make California’s Housing More Affordable?

(CBM) – State lawmakers are in the midst of trying to solve California’s ongoing housing affordability crisis. According to the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, California has had historically higher rent and home prices than the rest of the nation, but the gap is widening at a worrying rate. In some areas of Los Angeles, renting […]

Black homeowners struggle as US housing market recovers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yul Dorn and his wife raised their son and daughter in a three-bedroom home crammed with family photos, one they bought in a historically African-American neighborhood in San Francisco more than two decades ago. Today, the couple is living in a motel after they were evicted last year, having lost a […]

California Legislators to Meet with Tech Giants to Increase Diversity

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, have expressed strong concern over the technology industry’s lack of diversity in their board, management, and technical roles. Although a few companies have made attempts to address the lack of diversity in Silicon […]