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Organizations rally to save South L.A. businesses

By Cynthia Gibson Contributing Writer  SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The impact of the stay-at-home order to control the spread of the coronavirus is killing African-American small businesses in South Los Angeles. The order issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on March 21 has Joe Rouzan, president and CEO of the Vermont Read More…

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Betts goes tech when it comes to the black community

LOS ANGELES — Technically speaking, Cassie Betts is a geek. The founder of the tech company District2.Co and the founder and CEO of MISLA (Made in South LA) doesn’t run away from the moniker. In fact, it’s part of her self-description that she admittedly wears like a badge of honor. “Yes, I’m a geek,” said Betts, who Read More…