January 5, 2018

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U.S. unemployment rate 4.1 percent in December 2017

U.S. unemployment rate 4.1 percent in December 2017 African American unemployment rate falls to record low Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 6.8 percent unemployment rate for African Americans, lowest since the early 1970s, when the government began tracking the data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking it in 1972. In 1972, the rate for […]

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January 3, 2018

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Construction update January 3, 2018: Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park

Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park Future home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers NFL franchises. 70,000 seat open air stadium, expandable up to 100,000 seats 6,000-seat performing arts venue 780,000 square feet of office space 890,000 square feet of retail space 300 hotel rooms 2,500 modern residences […]

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December 29, 2017

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Tallest building in Los Angeles to be built by Peebles-led 100% non-white group’s $1.2B development

Tallest building in Los Angeles to be built by Peebles-led 100% non-white group’s $1.2B development The proposed Angels Landing will be the tallest building on the West Coast. Angels Landing Partners – Signature Tower PRNewswire Angels Landing Partners LLC, a 100% minority-owned team comprised of the Peebles Corporation, MacFarlane Partners and Claridge Properties, has been […]

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December 27, 2017

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China: State Council approves Shanghai’s city plan to cap population at 25 million by 2035

China: State Council approves Shanghai’s city plan to cap population at 25 million by 2035 The State Council has approved the overall urban plan (2017-2035) for Shanghai, one of four municipalities directly under the central government. Being a noted historic and cultural city, Shanghai is also a center of international economy, finance, trade, shipping and […]

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December 22, 2017

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SpaceX has successfully launched its 10-satellite Iridium-4 mission

SpaceX has successfully launched its 10-satellite Iridium-4 mission The Falcon 9 has 10 communications satellites. SpaceX launched Iridium-4 from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. ____ Video: Final SpaceX rocket launch of 2017 lights up Southern California sky | ABC7 Los Angeles ____ Video: SpaceX Launch as seen from […]

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December 21, 2017

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General Assembly demands all States comply with UN resolutions regarding status of JerusalemGeneral Assembly demands all States comply with UN resolutions regarding status of Jerusalem

General Assembly demands all States comply with UN resolutions regarding status of Jerusalem UN News Service By an overwhelming majority, Member States in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday “demanded” that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem, following an earlier decision by the United States to recognize the […]

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December 15, 2017

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Detroit breaks ground on what it will become the tallest tower in Detroit and Michigan

Detroit breaks ground on what it will become the tallest tower in Detroit and Michigan A new 800ft (243.84m) tall skyscraper is coming to Detroit’s downtown. The 58-story, 800-foot building will soon dominate the Detroit skyline on the site of the former iconic J.L. Hudson department store. Bedrock Detroit’s $900 million, two-building project will include […]

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November 27, 2017

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Angola’s new president picks apart the dos Santos empire

Angola’s new president picks apart the dos Santos empire AFP The start of the clean-up operation did not take long. Within three months of taking control of Angola, President Joao Lourenco sacked his predecessor’s daughter as head of the state-run oil company and set about dismantling the empire built by Jose Eduardo dos Santos. A […]

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November 26, 2017

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Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa offers money to white farmers

Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa offers money to white farmers eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) HARARE – Zimbabwe’s newly-sworn-in president Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to compensate white farmers who lost their land during his predecessor’s notorious land reform programme. On 24 November 2017, Mnangagwa became only the third President of Zimbabwe since its independence, following in the […]

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November 21, 2017

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Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe resigns as president

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe resigns as president BBC News A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power, the Reuters news agency reports. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him. Mr. Mugabe had previously refused to […]

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