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A mild victory for President Barack Obama occurred earlier today after the release of the most recent employment numbers by the Labor Department. The nation’s unemployment rate dropped 7.8 percent, its lowest levels since President Obama took office with the news coming at a critical point of his re-election campaign. Although some critics have said […]
With the recent “foot in the mouth” moment from singer/guitar player John Mayer, there has been a minor backlash from the community as some have lost faith over his usage of the word “N*gger” in regards to him having a hood pass. While many continue to be simply affected by the audacity of a white […]
As the economy’s downturn continues to loom over America and employment remains to be a daily issue, the problem is almost magnified for the young males in the Black community. 34.5% of young Black men are unemployed. Reported in October, unemployment for African-American men between the ages of 16 and 24 has skyrocketed. The percent […]
While the unemployment rate has hit an all time high in 26 years at 9.7 percent, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment has not been in such dire conditions since 1983. While African Americans have suffered greatly and 15.1 percent unemployment in the month of August, up from 14.5 in July. At a job […]
The current financial recession has been more damaging for African-American communities in New York at an alarming rate, confirmed a report released Monday by a city comptroller. According to CNN, while unemployment in the city spiked to 72 percent from the first quarter of 2008 to the first quarter of 2009, it surged to more […]