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Entries by Janell Ross from 10/2011

Low Wage Concerns Are Not The Ties That Bind at Zuccotti Park

Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

On Sunday, Jack Adamo stood at the corner of Broadway and Cedar Street, one of the ways into Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, holding a hand-written...

Zucotti Park: A Distorted View Minus Millions of Americans

| Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices

There's been a lot made of the ideological diversity in Zuccotti Park. And ideas can certainly have meaning across racial, ethnic and sometimes even class lines. But, the near absence of racial and ethnic diversity in the park is also worth noting.

Occupy Wall Street Doesn't Adequately Represent Struggling Black Population, Experts Say

Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

Late Wednesday night, just as groups of Occupy Wall Street protesters were launching efforts to invade Wall Street, a middle-aged black man stopped an...

Black Unemployment Falls But Employment Picture Remains Bleak

Posted 10.07.2011 | Black Voices

The September jobs report paints an employment picture that is better than expected but still grim. Just over 100,000 people found work and the overal...

Robert Johnson, First Black American Billionaire, Proposes Plan To Reduce Black Unemployment

Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

As Congress weighs the Obama administration's jobs package, RLJ Companies CEO Robert Johnson is pushing a proposal that he says marshals the capacity ...

Occupy The Hood Aims To Draw People Of Color To Occupy Wall Street

Posted 10.14.2011 | Black Voices

A flier distributed after Wednesday night's General Assembly meeting in Zuccotti Park read like a manifesto issued by the Black Panthers, the Young Lo...

Occupy Wall Street: Zuccotti Park Protesters Give Banks A Haircut

Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

The barbers positioned themselves on Monday near the front of Zuccotti Park, just behind the police barricades on Broadway. A motley collection of ...