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President highlights middle class in address

Obama challenges new Congress to find areas of agreement and stop refighting old battles

With two years left in his historic presidency, Barack Obama spent 60 minutes during his State of the Union address Tuesday focusing on what has been accomplished in the last six years and detailing how he will help middle-class Americans bounce back even more in the next several years.

Southland honors King

Parades, speeches and more on tap

Forty-seven years after his untimely death America is celebrating the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday with parades, special events and days of service. Locally a number of cities will mark the day.

‘Perfect storm’ clears way for award

Family given $8 million in wrongful death trial

As the nation continues to roil under multiple examples of police versus citizen violence and vice versa, a recently decided jury case in the Los Angeles County court system demonstrates the importance of some key factors.

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More Blacks learning the new language of employment

Coding is becoming the new ‘basic’ job skill

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators last week at its annual conference in Dallas ratified a resolution entitled “Supporting the Diversification of Tech Industry’s Empowerment” which calls on companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to diversify their workforces through more robust outreach to minority communities.

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Twitter sparks debate on White privilege #CrimingWhileWhite

Following the news that New York City officer Daniel Pantaleo, who held unarmed Eric Garner in an against-policy chokehold resulting in his death, would not be indicted, protests broke out around the country in what many called “another total miss” by a grand jury. But what resulted after the outcome of the trial was even more surprising. Scores of White Americans took to Twitter in what may be the largest admission of “White privilege” on record.

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Twitter sparks debate on White privilege #CrimingWhileWhite

Following the news that New York City officer Daniel Pantaleo, who held unarmed Eric Garner in an against-policy chokehold resulting in his death, would not be indicted, protests broke out around the country in what many called “another total miss” by a grand jury. But what resulted after the outcome of the trial was even more surprising. Scores of White Americans took to Twitter in what may be the largest admission of “White privilege” on record.

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Five students honored

Beating the odds for a better life

Five local students will be recognized and honored today by The Children’s Defense Fund’s (CDF) Beat the Odds® Scholarship program for their work to overcome adversity to excel in school and as leaders in their communities.

Small Business Saturday looms large for holiday shopping

Small business is big news in America, and on Nov. 29 consumers have the opportunity to visit and shop at one of the nation’s 28 million small firms as part of the foruth annual Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday looms large for holiday shopping

Small business is big news in America, and on Nov. 29 consumers have the opportunity to visit and shop at one of the nation’s 28 million small firms as part of the foruth annual Small Business Saturday.

Metro construction projects to yield thousands of jobs

Purple line extenstion next on deck

Thanks to a project labor agreement (PLA) the Metropolitan Transit Authority has in place, an estimated 25,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs will be created during the life of transit construction happening between 2014 and 2023 in Los Angeles County.

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