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Black jobless rate was 6.0 percent in September; Overall unemployment was 3.7 percent
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Black jobless rate was 6.0 percent in September; Overall unemployment was 3.7 percent

September’s unemployment rate for black men and black women was 6.0 percent as the nation’s nonfarm businesses added 134,000 jobs overall and the unemployment rate dropped to  3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969. The overall jobless rate for blacks a year earlier was 6.8 percent. The jobless rate for black men 20 and older was 5.8 percent, down from 6.5 […]

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Briefs

  NAACP LDF votes “no’ on Judge Kavanaugh The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund wants supporters to contact their senators and urge them to vote against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court  because of the incomplete record he has supplied individuals who are interested in his nomination. Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. District […]

The Black unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in May, falling from April
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The Black unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in May, falling from April

   Black men’s jobless rate remains high as more look for work  Wage growth is low By Frederick H. Lowe The nation’s black unemployment rate in May was 5.9 percent, down from 6.6 percent in April as the country’s overall jobless rate dropped to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Even in […]

African-American seniors struggle to find therapists who understand
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African-American seniors struggle to find therapists who understand

  By Jeneé Darden KQED Radio “California Report” Also, listen to the audio version online.  Black Men Speak chair Joe Anderson (L) with member James Glenn.  (Jeneé Darden/KQED)   SAN FRANCISCO–Choosing the right mental health therapist means finding connection and trust. For some African American seniors living in the San Francisco Bay Area, for instance, finding that therapist takes extra work. […]

Black unemployment was 6.9% in March
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Black unemployment was 6.9% in March

White jobless rate in March was 3.6% By Frederick H. Lowe The nation’s employers added fewer jobs in March than experts predicted, and some are blaming the snow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that nonfarm businesses added 103,000 jobs, lower than the predicted 185,000 jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent. The black unemployment rate was […]

Chicago White Sox rehire wrongfully convicted former employee who spent nearly 21 years in prison
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Chicago White Sox rehire wrongfully convicted former employee who spent nearly 21 years in prison

  By Frederick H. Lowe When the umpire yells play ball at Thursday’s Chicago White Sox game, Nevest Coleman will be safe at home with the team that rehired him after he spent nearly 21 years in prison for crimes he didn’t commit. Coleman was released from prison on November 20, 2017, when the Cook County State’s Attorney vacated his […]

Black Immigration Network again ready to battle Trump
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Black Immigration Network again ready to battle Trump

  The Black Immigration Network, which supports the nation’s black immigrant and African-American communities, announced that it will hold four regional conferences, instead of one national conference, this year to dig deep into developing strategies to fight the Trump administration’s assaults on black-immigrant rights. The Black Immigration Network made it clear that the battle with the Trump administration has already […]

Businesses added 313,000 new jobs in February, reducing unemployment among blacks
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Businesses added 313,000 new jobs in February, reducing unemployment among blacks

  By Frederick H. Lowe The nation’s businesses added 313,000 new jobs in February, cutting the unemployment rate for black men and black women. The overall unemployment rate for blacks was 6.9 % in February compared to 7.5% in January. Although the jobless rate for African Americans dropped significantly, it was still much higher than the rate for whites, which […]