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    The 2018 Black Excellence Awards Keynote Speaker: Intel’s® VP of Human Resources Rosalind L. Hudnell

    July 27, 2017 Leave a Comment

    When it comes to diversity, Intel has had a very busy year. Last fall, the company was stung after one of its missteps made it seem like it wasn’t pro diversity. At the beginning of 2015, Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich pledged the world’s biggest chip maker would invest $300 million to increase diversity in the tech industry. Then… [Read More]

    Foxconn Says It Plans to Build Factory in Wisconsin, Adding 3,000 Jobs

    July 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics supplier for Apple and other tech giants, said Wednesday it would open its first major American factory in Wisconsin, a boost both for the battleground state’s economy and the Trump administration’s efforts to bolster domestic manufacturing. White House officials noted President Trump’s direct negotiations with Foxconn for the project, which they… [Read More]

    OJ Simpson drawing world attention during plea for freedom

    July 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    LOVELOCK, Nev. — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world’s attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. The 70-year-old will ask four parole board… [Read More]

    Pres. Trump strikes cautiously optimistic tone, promises ‘big surprise’ on health care

    June 29, 2017 Leave a Comment

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump struck a cautiously optimistic tone Wednesday, the day after Senate Republican leaders scuttled plans for a vote on health care reform this week in the face of stiff resistance from within the party’s own ranks. “We’re going to have a big surprise,” Pres. Trump said during a brief photo opportunity… [Read More]

    IKEA breaks ground on future store location in Oak Creek

    June 29, 2017 Leave a Comment

    OAK CREEK — IKEA broke ground on Thursday, June 29th at its site for a future store in Oak Creek. The 291,000 square foot store is set to open in Summer 2018 on 29 acres of land near the corner of I-94 and Drexel Ave. It is expected to employ 250 workers. IKEA plans for Oak… [Read More]

    4 GOP senators, including Sen. Ron Johnson, oppose GOP health care bill

    June 22, 2017 Leave a Comment

    WASHINGTON — Four conservative Republican senators announced Thursday, June 22nd that they opposed the current version of GOP Senate leadership’s health care bill as written. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah said in a joint statement they’re “not ready to vote for this… [Read More]

    $250K cash bond for Java Wright, accused of setting fatal arson caught on camera

    June 22, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — The woman accused of starting a fire that killed on person has been charged — and made her initial appearance in court on Thursday, June 22nd. In court, probable cause was found for further proceedings against 39-year-old Java Wright. A preliminary hearing was set for June 30th, and cash bond was set at… [Read More]

    Bill Cosby jury deadlocked, ordered to keep deliberating by judge

    June 15, 2017 Leave a Comment

    Bill Cosby jury deadlocked, ordered to keep deliberating by judge The jury for Bill Cosby‘s criminal trial is deadlocked on a verdict and has been ordered by the judge to continue deliberations. The jurors have so far deliberated for more than 30 hours over four days. The comedian is accused of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand… [Read More]

    Even Republicans think Trump tweets too much

    June 9, 2017 Leave a Comment

    AP If you spend all of your time on social media, you probably aren’t devoting enough time and attention to doing the job you’re paid to do. For the current leader of the free world, however, Twitter is a megaphone that he is loathe to surrender. But, according to a poll conducted by Morning Consult… [Read More]

    President Trump claims ‘total and complete vindication’ after Comey testimony

    June 9, 2017 Leave a Comment

    President Donald Trump is claiming “total and complete vindication” the day after former FBI Director James Comey testified on Capitol Hill. In his testimony, Comey was clear that the President was never an explicit subject of the Russia probe — but he also said President Trump’s private comments urging him to drop the probe into… [Read More]