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A Platform to Help Community Businesses Reopen

"My passion is really taking care of the inner cities."

Kim Renard Nazel once spoke for L.A.'s brown and black community as a hip hop artist. Now, he's giving back to that community with a platform to get small businesses the supplies and testing they need to open. Rachel Uranga reports.

Created by a father/ son team in their garage seven years ago, GermFalcon's airplane sanitizing system has been licensed to Honeywell.

TikTok's talking with the E.U. about disinformation on its platform.

Disneyland's planning to begin phased reopening on July 9. Gyms, day camps and museums can reopen in Los Angeles County this Friday.

The police brutality protests are hitting Hollywood, as HBO Max pulls "Gone With the Wind" and Paramount cancels its long-running reality series "Cops."

Tinder's CEO talked about how the pandemic has reshaped the dating app.

Following the success of our virtual discussion on building equality into L.A. tech, we're scheduling a virtual roundtable for next Thursday focused on concrete ways to increase diversity at your workplace. Sign up here!

From Gangsta Rap to Civic Tech

N.W.A. founding member Arabian Prince has long been a tech geek passionate about closing the digital divide. Now he's behind tech-powered effort to get people back to work. Read more >>

GermFalcon's Anti-Viral Airplane Cleaner Takes Off

Honeywell International snapped up the rights to produce, advertise and sell Long Beach-based Dimer's anti-viral UV-C light machine, the GermFalcon. Read more >>

Virtual Concert Hall Wave Raises $30 Million

Wave, an entertainment technology company that turns performers into avatars and puts them on virtual stages where they can entertain and interact with fans, has now raised $30 million to expand. Read more >>

Real Ways to Tackle Racism at Work

In this episode of "dot.LA Dives In," Chief Anchor Kelly O'Grady talks with Dr. Cheryl Ingram about concrete steps individuals and companies can take to fight racism. Watch the video >>

Join us for Roundtable on Increasing Diversity in Tech

Join us 11 a.m. PST on Thursday, June 18th for a virtual roundtable on increasing diversity in the workplace. We'll seek to identify concrete steps the L.A. tech and startup community can take to break down racial barriers to jobs and capital, and to democratize economic opportunity for the region. Register here >>

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