Tulane student, 22, elected to Mississippi legislature
Up-and-coming leaders who inject new ideas and energy into the political process are the lifeblood of American democracy. The phrase has been applied, at one time or another
‘Intrusive’ federal mandate ires religious company
Like many startups, Hobby Lobby began in founder David Green’s garage. Now, more than 40 years later, the Green family business has 16,000 full-time employees in stores across the country
Russell Wilson: game manager or legend in making?
Disney couldn’t write a better story: A short kid, much too short to play quarterback, won’t let that fighting spirit in him die. So he plays in high school, both ways: quarterback on offense and cornerback on defense.
Black media to comment on tobacco “apology ads” target audience
The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. has asked that all of the parties in the long-standing lawsuit brought against the tobacco industry to provide further comments
White House seeks to expand education opportunities
Thirty years ago, one year of tuition, room, and board at a nation’s four-year, degree-granting institution cost $8,756 on average (or $3,499, when adjusted for inflation).
Black media file brief in tobacco settlement
NNPA and the NABOB, two industry trade associations whose members reach more than 95 percent of African Americans, filed a friend-of-the-court brief objecting to the exclusion of all Black media companies
Gov. O’Malley pledges to raise minimum wage
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown pledged to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016 and index it to inflation thereafter
Will 2014 bring relief to undocumented immigrants?
There may be some light at the end of the long stalled comprehensive immigration reform tunnel in Washington, a development that can bring relief to Caribbean immigrants
Pressure builds for higher minimum wage
Fast food workers didn’t get the $15 living wage in time for Christmas, but their nationwide protests continue to draw attention to the growing chasm between the working poor and the super rich.
The Grinches who stole jobless benefits
While the week before Christmas is a time when most Americans begin to pay less attention to the outside world in order to focus on friends and family, 1.3 million people will find that nearly impossible.