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Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

 ‘The People Need A Rai$e’!

Civil rights groups, labor organizer and their allies are stepping up pressure on Congress to pass legislation raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016.

Obama takes center stage in civil rights commemoration

As he joins three other living presidents Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, President Barack Obama honors a measure that helped pave his way to the White House.

Former US President: `Too many people are at ease'' with Black unemployment rates

Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas that will feature four of the five living U.S. presidents this week.

Army's hairstyles-ban targets African Americans?

The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist.

Besting Ruth, Beating Hate: How Hank Aaron made baseball history

On the day the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy called Lyndon B. Johnson, urging the President to postpone his endorsement.

The ACA Deadline Has Passed – Now What?

The March 31 deadline has passed, but millions of Americans signed up for the Affordable Care Act just in time to soon begin receiving the benefits of the federally-backed program, which offers access to healthcare to millions of previously uninsured ...

National Urban League State Of Black America 2014 Report Says Minorities Losing Economic Ground

African-Americans and Latinos are losing economic ground when compared with whites in the areas of employment and income as the United States pulls itself out of the Great Recession, the latest State of Black America report from the National Urban ...

Are Police Departments Tracking Cell Phone Calls in Georgia?

Movies and hit cable shows, such as “Breaking Bad” and “The Wire” exposed the bane of law enforcement…disposable prepaid cellphones known as “burners.”

Photos of slave descendants donated to Smithsonian

A "time capsule'' of photographs documenting the descendants of slaves on a long-isolated island off the South Carolina-Georgia coast will have a new home at the Smithsonian's African-American history museum.

In wake of Dunn mistrial, misgivings about Florida law

Florida's laws about self-defense need to be changed.

Michael Dunn is found guilty, but not for murdering Jordan Davis

The Florida jury in the case of Michael Dunn has found him guilty on four charges, including three for second-degree attempted murder.

Restoring power: Not a flick of the switch

In Georgia, where the greatest number of outages have been reported and are growing, not only are utility trucks on the streets, but a whole cadre of behind-the-scenes players are coordinating housing, food and other logistics for thousands of out-of-state ...

Electric users ask: Why not put power lines underground?

"Why aren't these &@$#*%! wires underground?"

George Zimmerman to fight rapper DMX

Let's get ready to ... mumble.