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.
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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National effort encourages knowing your status
Friday is National HIV/AIDS testing day and what better time to quickly review your HIV IQ.
Strategies help teachers, students and parents
“Stop doing everything for us; let us struggle some.”