In New York City, the percentage of government contracts going to firms owned by women or minorities has languished in the single digits. At the state level, strong growth in the share of contracts going to these minority- and women-owned business enterprises, or MWBEs, has slowed in recent years. City & State reports
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Uncle Sam is prioritizing the fight against homelessness like he never has before.
Federal funding for programs addressing homelessness is at its highest level ever, according to a report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness provided to The Huffington Post.
Through several initiatives by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Health and Human Services
ATLANTA (AP) — A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in jail Thursday as they await sentences that could send them to prison for years.
In one of the nation’s largest cheating scandals of its kind, the 11 defendants were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their roles in a scheme to inflate students’ scores on standardized exams.
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(WSJ) – McDonald’s Corp. plans to raise pay by more than 10% and add benefits like paid vacation for workers at U.S. restaurants it operates, an effort to rejuvenate the struggling fast-food giant that offers fresh evidence of rising wage pressure in the American labor market. … Continue reading
South African comedian Trevor Noah has been chosen as Jon Stewart’s replacement on “The Daily Show,” the New York Times reports.
The 31-year-old made his debut as a contributor to the satirical program in December. His first appearance took aim at racial tensions in Ferguson, saying: “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa.”
In January, Stewart announced he… Continue reading
CHICAGO – JANUARY 25: Dr. Creflo A. Dollar signed his book “8 Steps To Create The Life You Want” at Borders Books and Music in Chicago, Illinois on… Continue reading
Three Black Women To Sue NYPD For Racial Profiling After Being Falsely Arrested For Stealing Credit Card
Three African American women are taking legal action against the NYPD for falsely accusing them of stealing a credit card and placing them in jail.
In an interview with the NY Daily News, Kimmell McIntosh and her cousins Melanie and Maxine Henry were enjoying a girls day at a Massage Envy in Brooklyn when they were falsely accused of using a stolen credit card… Continue reading