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Time for $10-an-hour minimum wage


Time for $10-an-hour minimum wage


Last month, legislators led by my son Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. called on the Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour, back to the levels it reached in 1968, and index it to inflation so it doesn’t lose value over time. Republicans in Congress will block a vote on this measure. Democratic […]

Workforce board to increase scholarship money for job seekers

Workforce board to increase scholarship money for job seekers

The Center for Business Excellence (CBE), the regional workforce board that oversees the One-Stop centers of Flagler and Volusia counties, has announced that it will increase the amount of money that it will invest in scholarships for job seekers. The CBE previously offered its scholarship money in a tiered system: Tier 1 offered up to […]

HBCUs and Black Press revive partnership

HBCUs and Black Press revive partnership

Relationship dates back to start of UNCF in 1944 BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – It was a reunion of sorts. The presidents of seven Black colleges met Black newspaper publishers for a breakfast consisting of French toast, eggs and bacon. The setting was last month’s annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers […]

HEALTH BRIEFS

HEALTH BRIEFS

Court:  Husband not at fault in wife’s smoking death NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An appeals court Wednesday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., after finding that a judge improperly allowed a jury to consider whether a husband failed to prevent his wife from smoking. The 4th District Court of […]