Magic Johnson offering $100 million in loans to minority-owned businesses left out of PPP loans
Free the Vote for Californians on Parole (ACA 6). Our democracy is rooted in the idea that everyone’s voice matters. But right now, nearly 50,000 Californians on parole are unable to vote in local, state, or federal elections. Voter suppression tactics consistently exclude Black and Brown people from our democracy. Felony disenfranchisement is a form of voter suppression that is rooted in racially discriminatory Jim Crow laws, which have suppressed the Black vote for the last century and a half. After the Civil War, California refused to ratify the 15th Amendment, which prohibits voting restrictions based on race, and instead included felony disenfranchisement in the state constitution.  Read more
Natomas fitness instructor offers free online workout classes. A Natomas fitness instructor is not letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop her from spreading fitness and inspiration across the country. The pandemic has shut down workouts but weekday mornings at 9 am Venetia James welcomes thousands of viewers to join her free online stream of Unitone.  Read more
COVID-19 Testing Sites in Sacramento Region
There are several COVID-19 testing sites now in the Sacramento Region. I actually had the opportunity last week to take a tour (05.15.2020) of one of the new COVID-19 testing sites along with other community members and watch a demo of the test being offered done at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Oak Park - Sacramento.

EVERYBODY PITCH IN! California Black Chamber of Commerce is building a small business grant fund. Click here to donate $5 to support African American business owners

The City of Sacramento has created an online portal specifically to collect innovative ideas from companies proposing to donate or sell products or services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The invitation includes information on how to fill out the Census form and will include a unique Census ID linked to a physical address. All Californians will be able to respond online or by phone, with limited households initially receiving the paper form. A Census ID is not required for households to respond online or by phone.
Black business owners can use Census data to make informed decisions about where to open businesses and when to explore new opportunities. Let’s empower our community with data. Make sure we all count in the #2020Census.
Don't miss the 10th Annual Black Physicians Forum on Friday, June 12th.
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Supporting our Local Soul Food Restaurants
Just a reminder from THE HUB to support our local soul food restaurants in an around the Sacramento Region. Place your orders for delivery or curbside pick up.
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In the Spring 2020 issue, CLICK HERE to browse thru now to see resources on surviving the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.