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Black Unemployment Crisis

Mark Gongloff

Don Sterling Is Awful, But Our Racist Economy Is Even Worse | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.02.2014 | Business

We've spent endless hours this past week exploring the boneheaded racism of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Too bad we probably won't pay nearly ...

African American Financial Experience Survey Reveals More Of The Same

Posted 05.21.2013 | Black Voices

Not much has changed since Prudential Financial last conducted its "African American Financial Experience" survey in 2011. According to the latest res...

Black Unemployment Ticks Upward

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

May's disappointing jobs numbers were far less than were expected — at 69,000, the number was flat with population growth — but the month also saw...

Gene Demby

Black Unemployment Ticks Up Slightly | Gene Demby | Posted 11.08.2012 | Black Voices

While some have celebrated the 227,000 jobs created by the U.S. economy in February, that good fortune was not spread equally across all groups. Both ...

Gene Demby

After Three Years Of Obama, Are Blacks Better Or Worse Off? | Gene Demby | Posted 03.06.2012 | Black Voices

In 1980, with an unpopular Democratic incumbent in the White House, Ronald Reagan posed a simple, effective question to American voters: Are you bette...

The Ongoing Struggle for Jobs and Freedom

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Martin Luther King, Jr. understood that without economic advancement for racial minorities his dream of a nation overcoming its racist past would never become a reality. The most recent black unemployment numbers shows that it still hasn't.

African Americans and the Digital Divide

Maura Cheeks | Posted 12.07.2011 | Black Voices
Maura Cheeks

Nowadays, one of the first things people hear when they start applying for jobs is: "Do you blog?" For a large number of people this question is anything but intimidating. For those stuck in the digital divide it can only pose one more question -- where to begin?

Helping More of Our People Make it in America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Taken together, President Obama's American Jobs Act, the Congressional Black Caucus' For the People Jobs Initiative and House Democrats' Make it in America plan provide Congress with real solutions that will begin putting people back to work now.

Has Black America Become President Obama's Political Mistress?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

If African Americans should not expect any semblance of targeted political support from President Obama, shouldn't that also imply that he should not expect preferential treatment from us?

Waters: Obama Dodging Discussing Black Unemployment 'Does Not Bode Well For His Re-election'

The Loop21 | Posted 11.14.2011 | Black Voices

With black unemployment at a record high rate, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has been waging a full court press to address the problem while ma...

Obama's Burden: Addressing the Black Labor Crisis in "Post-Racial" America

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

When President Obama addresses the nation with his long-awaited jobs prescription, one thing is certain. Any strategy he puts forth now must not only seek to move the needle for the nation as a whole, it must also include specific remedies for the ever-deepening jobs crisis within black America.

Addressing Mental Health During This Economic Downturn

Mychal Denzel Smith | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices
Mychal Denzel Smith

With a rate of unemployment for black male teenagers up near 50 percent and what we know about the correlation between joblessness/poverty and depression/suicide, this is a potentially dangerous and deadly moment.

Being Black Is the New Awesome

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Rebecca Carroll

Although the economic situation is pretty bleak for black Americans -- the economically vulnerable suffer the most when the economy tanks -- we are ushering in a time when black individual voices are paramount.

Janell Ross

Black Unemployment Rises Even As Overall Jobless Rate Drops | Janell Ross | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

Two weeks. That was the longest stretch of time Michael Seals, 58, has ever looked for work. That was the longest stretch, until now. Seals, an ...