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Grant will help CSUSB center assist inland minority-owned businesses
IE Business Daily
Feb. 1, 2022

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship has received a $200,000 grant from Bank of America, money it will use to help local minority-owned businesses that have been hurt disproportionally by COVID-19. The year-long grant will help the center at Cal State San Bernardino assist approximately 250 business owners create, or maintain, about 650 jobs, according to a statement on the center’s website.

Besides having an economic impact of nearly $4 million, the donation will help the businesses strengthen themselves so they’re able to survive a similar economic calamity in the future.

A majority of those businesses are owned by people of color, mostly African-American or Native Americans, said Michael Stull, the center’s program director.

“The support of the Bank of America Foundation is incredibly well-timed, as the resources will be used to help these businesses rebuild and respond to new market opportunities,” Stull said.

Read the complete article at “Grant will help inland minority-owned businesses.”

CSUSB professor comments Iran not allowing a UN agency access to an Iranian nuclear site
Press TV
Jan. 31, 2022

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment about International Atomic Energy Agency’s access to Iran’s new nuclear site in the city of Isfahan talks continue on the removal of U.S. sanctions  and revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), reach a definitive result.

Iran is not allowing access to the site as talks continue to revive the multinational JCPOA, which began to unravel when former President Trump pulled the U.S. out in 2018, saying he wanted a stronger deal, and imposed economic sanctions on Iran to force it to the negotiation table.

Yaghoubian said the IAEA and the other signatories to the 2015 agreement need to meet their obligations under the deal in order to get information about Iran’s nuclear program.

“Iran is maintaining consistency with the agreement, with the JCPOA, with U.N. resolution No. 2231 which under Article 36 enables Iran to curtail some of its commitments—those that it selects—under the agreement if other signatories fall out of compliance with their commitments,” Yaghoubian said.

“Clearly, after May of 2018 when Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the United States out of the agreement, the United States failed to live up to its obligations under the agreement and this opened up the path via Article 36 for Iran to begin to curtail some of its commitments,” he said. “Regarding this specific issue of the cameras in the new Isfahan site, this is very straightforward. If the IAEA or other signatories of the agreement—and potentially the United States if it comes back into accord—seek the most stringent piece of non-proliferation architecture to be put back in place, and, for example, for the cameras to be turned on in Isfahan, then they need to meet their obligations under the agreement by verifiably dropping all of the sanctions that have been levied against Iran.”

Watch the segment at “IAEA access to footage requires JCPOA revival."

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