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 […]

Job Growth Slows, Black Workers Exit Labor Market in May

(NNPA) – Black workers continued to experience lackluster job growth under the Trump Administration, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Although, the share of Black workers in the population that held jobs (employment-population ratio or E-POP), ticked up from 57.6 percent in April to 57.7 percent in May and the unemployment […]

Iconic Ebony Magazine Moves from Chicago to Los Angeles

(NNPA) – Los Angeles has lured another Black icon away from the Windy City. The company that now owns EBONY and Jet magazines, recently announced that the editorial teams for both publications will relocate to Tinsel Town. The move marks another loss for Chicago, which was once a magnet for Black-owned media. The Chicago Tribune […]

States offer breaks to minority marijuana entrepreneurs

(AP) – Some states that have legalized marijuana are encouraging minorities to enter the growing cannabis industry after years of drug enforcement that had a disproportionate effect on black and Hispanic communities. A look at some of the efforts nationwide: ___ CALIFORNIA California voters legalized recreational marijuana in November. The first retail sales are expected […]

California may require pet shops sell only rescue dogs, cats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California may ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits unless they are rescue animals under a bill passed by the state Assembly on Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 44-6 to send the measure to the state Senate. The bill by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell aims to prevent California pet stores from selling […]

Odyssey Media’s ‘Keys to Success’ Elevates Black Women-owned Businesses

(NNPA) – In an effort to increase opportunities for Black women entrepreneurs, Odyssey Media launched “Keys to Success: Access to Capital,” a $25,000 business pitch competition and digital workshop series for women of color who own and operate small businesses. The Coca-Cola Company’s “5by20 Initiative” supported Odyssey Media in the launch of the competition and […]

EARL COOPER: California’s Escalating Auto Insurance Costs are Worsened by New CDI Auto Repair Regulations

OPINION – The Black Business Association (BBA) is the oldest ethnic business organization, and headquartered in the State of California. Along with others, the BBA is concerned about the increasing severity and frequency of auto accidents, and the growing trend that will most likely result in an increase in insurance costs for the Golden State. […]