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Cynthia E. Griffin

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President signs job training bill

Biden announces overhaul of workforce system

President Barack Obama Tuesday signed bipartisan, bicameral legislation to overhaul America’s job training programs while at the same time Vice President Joe Biden released a report that details how the administration is planning to revamp the federal training programs.

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House committee discusses suing president

Two experts veto idea

Two of three constitutional law experts testifying before the House Rules Committee on July 16 said essentially that the House of Representatives led by Speaker John Boehner has no grounds to sue President Barack Obama for his alleged “failure to act in a manner consistent with his duties under the Constitution and laws of the United States with respect to implementation of (including failure to implement) any provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and title I and subtitle B of title II of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Weekend confab connects Blacks in technology

Urban Tech Weekend planned in Houston

After working 16 years in the technology industry, Andrew West has come to realize something critical—the digital divide is a global problem that must be addressed locally. And that is a large part of the motivation that helped him and the National Black Information Technology Leadership Organization (NBITLO) create a three-day event designed to cast a spotlight on Blacks in technology.

Tackling the tech world

#YesWeCode connects minorities, women to Silicon Valley

It may be extremely difficult and perhaps even impossible, as CNN News found out in 2011, to get the data on just how many minorities and women work at Silicon Valley’s top tech companies. But there’s one thing evident, the number is definitely not enough.

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How to grow internationally

Local businesses can learn key tips, resources

The United States Department of Commerce has created websites designed to help Americans do business in Africa and has begun an initiative to tap into the Latin American markets.

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Rally planned to protest CHP actions

Woman seen in video held in hospital

Community activists intend to hold a rally Saturday at noon in Leimert Park to protest “police brutality” in the wake of a widely televised beating involving a woman allegedly walking barefoot on the Santa Monica Freeway (10) on July 1.

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Budding entrepreneurs match wits

NFTE business plan competition targets youth

Students from around the county will participate in the Los Angeles BizCamp Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge July 18, beginning at 9 a.m., and the top three students will split $2,250 in prize money to use to help with their education or launch a business.

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Minority firms to be recognized

Receptions honors three companies

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center in Los Angeles will host its 19th annual awards reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. this evening at the City Club.

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HIV testing should be part of the dialog

National effort encourages knowing your status

Friday is National HIV/AIDS testing day and what better time to quickly review your HIV IQ.

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LAUSD targets young men of color

Strategies help teachers, students and parents

“Stop doing everything for us; let us struggle some.”



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