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Urge Pasadena to Approve the Measures to Address Homelessness

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March 22, 2016 By Jonathan P. Bell Where are we now on homelessness in Los Angeles?


Compton residents of Alameda Court sue developer, others

Owners of a City of Compton-sponsored affordable housing community known as Alameda Court, are accused of perpetrating an illegal ‘bait and switch’ scheme against its residents.  Tenants filed a lawsuit in early 2015, and have a jury trial scheduled to start October 2016 in Dept. 28 at 111 N. Hill St.


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Jay Z’s donation to Black Lives Matter won’t reach Los Angeles

Last May, Dream Hampton let it be known that Jay Z and his wife Beyoncé, are supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement. Having previously sent bail money for protestors in Baltimore and Ferguson, his music streaming service, Tidal, has announced a $1.5 million dollar donation to the cause.  Unfortunately, organizations in Los Angeles were not […]


Fifteen Black Entrepreneurs Make a Big Deposit In A Black-Owned Bank

By Robert Stitt Fifteen young Black businessmen entered the Black-owned Industrial Bank with the intent of opening accounts. The men were members of the Black Male Entrepreneurship Institute (BMEI), a partner of the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. (USBC). The move was a calculated effort to gain support for black-on-black economics.


Before you spend your Tax Return, find out if you owe first

It’s that time of year.  Statue of Liberty’s will be dancing on corners and folks are preparing to spend tax money, that hasn’t come yet.  Last year, many were disappointed when their money was absconded by the nasty tax offset collection agency.  Here is a helpful tip to ensure you will get a refund this […]


California Scheming? Funneled Donations Raise Ethics Queries

State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) said Tuesday that he introduced a bill that would forbid members of the state Board of Equalization from acting on any tax matters involving donors who had given any amount of money to their political campaigns in the previous 12 months.


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L.A. Controller: City Failing to Charge, Spend Developer Fees for Infrastructure

How many jobs does this represent?  Apparently the good folks at the City of Los Angeles Dept. of City Planning aren’t charging maximum allowable fees, on all of those high rise building sprouting up around Downtown Los Angeles.  Nearly every vacant parking lot has construction going on and the general fund isn’t reaping the benefits. […]


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