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Black workers would benefit from minimum wage hike

Increasing the minimum wage would disproportionately benefit Black workers and push the country closer to racial and economic equality, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit think tank, focused on economic policies that affect low- and middle-income workers. ...

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Urban League of Broward County turns up the technology switch in digital classrooms

The Urban League of Broward County, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering communities and assisting individuals and families in the areas of education, jobs, housing and health, recently turned up the technology switch in their digital classrooms with laptops funded by Fort Lauderdale-based Florida Career College (FCC) as part of a new corporate partnership. ...

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Broward College to begin accepting applications for four $10K bachelor degree programs

Broward College is offering four $10,000 ($10K) baccalaureate degree options in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. Broward College was one of 24 state colleges that accepted Gov. Rick Scott’s “$10,000 Degree Challenge.” ...

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Rep. Sharon Pritchett honored for dedication and leadership to Women of Florida

State Representative Sharon Pritchett (D-Miami Gardens) was presented with the 2013 Service Award from the Women Elected to Municipal Government in Florida. ...

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California inmates receive permission to ‘marry’ each other?

California Department of Corrections made the announcement that, effective immediately, inmates across the 33 prisons within the state will be allowed to “marry” their same gender partners. ...

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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson holds a Groundbreaking Ceremony for long overdue new Liberty City Health Clinic

Congresswoman Wilson was joined by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime and representatives from the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, recently at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $12 million Liberty City Health Clinic ...

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Coming out: Marvene Edwards

Coming out: Marvene Edwards ...

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“Syria: To bomb or not to bomb”

Whatever decision President Obama makes about bombing Syria, the cost and repercussions around that decision will be exceedingly high. ...

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