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Tocaya Organica, Tender Greens Set Merger

Fast-casual restaurant chains Tender Greens and Tocaya have agreed to merge.

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Caltech Receives $100 Million In Donations

Caltech has received $100 million in donations from real estate mogul Donald Bren.

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SpaceX Gets OK For NASA Contract After Protests

Blue Origin lost its bid to block SpaceX from a nearly $3 billion NASA contract to land astronauts on the moon.

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Tackling the Health Care Inequity Problem

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The good news is that the waiting list for a lifesaving organ has decreased by 10% over the past five years.

Nonprofits are a Critical Link in Black Business Matters

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As one of South Los Angeles’ legacy nonprofits, Community Build, Inc. (CBI) was founded on the principle that support and change start at the community level.

Bringing Racial Equity Action Initiatives to the Forefront

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Black business clearly matters to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).

Overcoming the “Third Generation Rule” Challenge

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According to the “third-generation rule,” 70% of affluent families will have lost their wealth by the third generation.

Black Business Matters, But is it Respected?

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Black business matters, but is it respected? According to Nielsen, African Americans wield $1.3 trillion in annual spending power; however, we’re often not respected as consumers or entrepreneurs, which is why everyone must become socially conscious on ways to support Black Businesses and Black Business Leaders.

Growing Business Through a Pandemic

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Businesses, like people, must adapt to changing times to survive.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are Critical to Southland Recovery

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As society and the economy begin to safely reopen from the pandemic, the second annual Los Angeles Business Journal Black Business Matters dialogue comes with a real and timely opportunity to address systemic race and wealth disparities so that the region’s economic recovery is inclusive and equitable for all.

Creating a Pipeline for Black Business and Wealth

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The global pandemic caused a paradigm shift for Black small business owners that will reverberate for generations.

Accelerator Program Aims to Support Los Angeles Black-Owned Businesses

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The Black Business Excellence Technical Assistance Initiative will be accepting applications from Black-owned businesses to join its free accelerator program through Aug. 6

Surf Air Mobility Enters Race for Green Air Travel

Hawthorne-based private air carrier Surf Air Mobility Corp. has embarked on an ambitious plan to grab the lead in the race to decarbonize air travel.

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Zest Gives Credit Scores a Reboot

Burbank-based ZestFinance Inc. is focused on developing credit underwriting standards and software to improve credit scoring methods.

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Black-Owned Bookstore Malik Books Expands Despite Pandemic Challenges

Bookstores were hit hard during Covid lockdowns, but Malik Books — an independent African American bookstore — managed to stay afloat and branch out.

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LA Auto Show Returns With EV Focus

After a 24-month hiatus, the Los Angeles Auto Show is getting ready to take over the Los Angeles Convention Center come November.

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SpaceX Lands $178 Million NASA Contract for Jupiter Mission

Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has been awarded a $178 million contract by NASA for its mission to investigate Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons.

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GLP Capital Raises $2.3 Billion for Logistics-Related Real Estate

A well-heeled Santa Monica-based private equity investment manager has raised more than $2.3 billion to buy logistics-related real estate.

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Jam City Still Eying Public Offering After Canceling SPAC

Culver City-based mobile gaming company Jam City Inc., which canceled plans for a SPAC merger last week, will continue to pursue a public offering.

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That’s No Moon Launches With $100 Million Investment

Sawtelle-based gaming studio That’s No Moon Entertainment Inc. launched July 28 with a $100 million investment from Smilegate Entertainment, a global game development company based in Seoul, South Korea.

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