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First African-American Woman Takes The Helm At LA Metro

BySibylla NashMay 16, 20212 min read

Stephanie Wiggins Replaces Phil Washington As Head of LA Transit Agency Metro Board of Directors made history when they appointed Stephanie Wiggins as the new Metro Chief Executive Officer. The…

Local Black Bank Receives Capital Investment and Strategic Resources From Wells Fargo

BySibylla NashMay 15, 20212 min read

There are only 19 black-owned banks in the United States. Wells Fargo just gave a huge boost to 13 of them. Back in 2020, Wells Fargo pledged to invest up…


Hope Rising In Hyde Park: Modular Housing Development Breaks Ground

BySibylla NashMarch 23, 20212 min read

Affordable, transitional housing finds a home in the Crenshaw Corridor with Hope on Hyde Park. C.W. Driver Companies recently broke ground on a five-story residential community consisting of 98 studios…

Pandemic, Protest, and Perseverance: Black-Owned Bookstore Closes Year By Opening Up Second Location

BySibylla NashDecember 1, 20203 min read

When mandatory stay-at-home orders were issued last March, thousands of local businesses were left scrambling. For most ‘brick and mortar’ retailers, the ability to adapt meant the difference between business…

Digital ‘Redlining’: Fair Housing Lawsuit Filed Against Redfin

ByIn The Building LA – Staff WriterNovember 2, 20203 min read

Real estate technology firm Redfin has been named in a lawsuit alleging that the company uses its online platform to engage in modern-day “redlining” and discriminatory pricing practices. In the…