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African Americans Unemployment

How Good Jobs Policies Can Reduce the Black-White Wealth Divide

Algernon Austin | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices
Algernon Austin

The growing black-white wealth gap means that not only is this generation of blacks worse off, but the next generation too will face greater challenges. A good jobs agenda that provides full employment for blacks, higher wages and better benefits can reduce the black-white wealth gap.

Can We Talk Now?

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics
Janet Langhart Cohen

President Obama may be black, but he couldn't talk about issues that are vital to our survival -- high unemployment, racist drug laws, disproportionately high imprisonment rates and sentences, inadequate access to health care, etc. -- without scaring the white folks.

College to Nowhere

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.21.2012 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

In my mind, this doesn't indicate we should give up on college for everyone, but it does mean we have to be very careful about what pathways we're sending young people down which don't lead to gainful employment.