November 13, 1994 |
Ron Carter and his associates didn't have to move mountains to get their project under way, but they came pretty close: They had to move a building. "We were really determined to get things done, and we had to move the building we owned from Downtown to 8th Avenue and Vernon," explained Carter, chapter president of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, one of the partners in a venture that recently opened a business center in Leimert Park.
November 7, 1994 |
Business Incubator Center: The Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and the Black Employees Assn. will open a new small-business incubator center Monday on West Vernon Avenue in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The center will be located in a surplus building the organization acquired for $1 from the U.S. Postal Service and moved from Downtown with a financing package from private citizens and local financial institutions.
June 13, 1993
The Black Employees Assn. is sponsoring "Economic Empowerment," a Juneteenth/Father's Day festival June 20 that will also introduce the South Central People's Credit Union. The festival, in the association's parking lot at 5462 S. Crenshaw Blvd., will feature food, African dancing, poetry, blues and rap performances, celebrities, and clowns and games for children. Comedian T.J. McGee of Fox TV's "In Living Color" and "Def Comedy Jam" will emcee the event.
August 29, 1993
The South Central People's Federal Credit Union, billed as the largest community development credit union ever chartered, is scheduled to open for business on Wednesday. The credit union will operate from the offices of the Black Employees' Assn., 5462 Crenshaw Blvd. The credit union will be available to provide banking services to more than 600,000 people living and working in South and Central Los Angeles and the Crenshaw district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1991 |
Nearly one-third of Los Angeles County Fire Department's 170 black firefighters have quit their union to protest its gesture of support for a white fire captain accused of wearing a simulated Ku Klux Klan hood in front of workers. The resignations of union memberships by 53 firefighters is the latest episode in a troubled history between the Fire Department and its black firefighters, who have complained for years of prejudicial promotional practices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1988 |
Concerned over persistent tensions between black and Latino employee groups over Los Angeles County's hiring and promotion policies, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday held off adopting a controversial affirmative action report and voted instead for a "cooling off" period.