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Thousands expected at Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray

JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police. 606 more words

US

Sluggish Wage Growth in US - Not due to the mix of jobs being created EPI finds

There has been some discussion that the sluggish wage growth we’ve seen since the recovery began in 2009 is driven in large part by the mix of jobs being created, as if we have lower wages simply because the economy is adding more low-wage jobs. 165 more words

In The News

Higher Education and Skills Gap in US - New workforce training models needed brookings’ Holzer finds

Employment of Americans in middle-wage jobs has been declining, due to trends both in employer demand and worker skill attainment. Workforce development in the US now mostly occurs in community and forprofit colleges, as well as the lower-tier of 4-year colleges. 852 more words

United States

Ferguson Scandal

Last year, an eighteen years old black man, Mikael Brown, was shot to death on street by a policeman.

Earlier on the day of the killing, the young man had stolen a pack of crisps in a grocery shop. 353 more words

Black Community

Nepal earthquake: India, US, and UK put relief initiative in top gear

Newsroom24x7 Desk

New Delhi: India is carrying out “Operation Maitree” (operation friendship) and the primary mission of this exercise is rapid rescue and relief response for the earthquake affected people in Nepal. 524 more words

India

The gay jokes of the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner

Usually, I stay clear of gay jokes. However, sometimes humour is a legitimate method of highlighting difficult issues in a very effective way. Especially, when the intention of the person who delivers it is beyond reproach. 210 more words

Culture

Prom 2K15

Prom was this past Friday, & my boyfriend looked so very attractive! He’s the sweetest, most down to earth person I know. & I thought it would be sweet to write a little bit about how he makes me feel. 533 more words

Long Distance