LinkedIn Names Howard University A Top School For Media Professionals

The college that a student chooses to go to is only half of the battle when it comes to getting a job upon graduation. Another important part is picking the right program at the right school. To help with these sometimes overwhelming decisions, LinkedIn has provided a list of the best undergraduate universities for various career fields.

And as far as job placement for media professionals is concerned, Howard University is considered to be the fourth best in the entire country. Howard is the only HBCU to make the list of 25. 

Wendell Pierce of ‘The Wire’ Invests $20 Million To Bring Jobs To Baltimore

Wendell Pierce has many claims to fame in his lengthy acting career. But his biggest one to date is likely still his work on HBO’s The Wire as Detective Bunk Moreland. To help repay the city that gave him his career highlight, Pierce has announced a $20 million investment into a new apartment complex.

The complex will be built in Baltimore’s arts district and will be the first in what Pierce told Fusion he he hopes will be the first of many opportunities to add jobs to the local economy. 

Black contractors demand fair hiring practices

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A group of black contractors in Chicago said they are tired of losing out on jobs in their own communities, especially to larger companies.

So as the Chicago Housing Authority opens a bidding process for a project that includes the renovation of a public housing community on the city’s south side, community members, organizations and black contractors are demanding that one company be excluded from the bid.