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Entries by Janell Ross from 07/2011

Congressional Black Caucus Members Criticize Obama On Unemployment

Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday publicly accused the Obama administration of failing to adequately address a veritable epidemic ...

Black Communities Struggle With Mass Joblessness

Posted 07.08.2011 | Business

Friday morning Robert Drain got up, got dressed, turned on his computer, and then flipped on the television, tuning it to CNN. The news was awful: Onc...

As Black Unemployment Climbs, Healthy American Eating Declines

Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

As Michele Washington walks into a McDonald's in Harlem on a recent evening, exhausted from a two-hour commute and eager for an inexpensive meal, ...

Nearly Three In Ten Working Adults Feel 'Strapped For Time': Gallup

Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

A new Gallup poll has attached data to something many Americans have long felt in their gut: Most days are too short to accomodate the overwhelming de...

Major American Brands Silent on Alleged Rights Abuses At Overseas Factories

Posted 07.21.2011 | Business

A month after a prominent human rights group accused major American brands of purchasing clothing from a factory in Jordan that systematically abuses ...

Delayed Social Security Payments May Prevent Default But Would Cause Disaster

Posted 07.29.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As the Treasury Department prepares to hit the swiftly-approaching debt limit with no agreement to lift it in sight, fears are growing tha...

BET's Commercial Vs. Community Interests: Questions Linger After Killer Mike Ban

Posted 07.29.2011 | Black Voices

July was supposed to be a busy month for Michael Render, aka Killer Mike, aka Mike Bigga. His second national appearance as mentor to a want-to-be...