Black Workers

Democratic candidate Andrew Yang pushes Universal Basic Income

  Andrew Yang noted during his opening statement at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit that the “talking heads ” (CNN news people) paid more attention to the fact that unlike the other male candidates on stage, he wasn’t wearing a necktie. Instead, news pundits ignored his warning that job automation was rapidly replacing human workers. “If you go to[Read More…]

June’s jobless rate for black men 20 and older drops as companies add 244,000 jobs

The nation’s nonfarm businesses added 244,000 jobs in June, sharply reducing the unemployment rate for black men 20 and older, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The jobless rate for black men in this age group was 5.8%, down from 6.3% in May. June’s rate also was down from 6.2 percent compared to the same month a year[Read More…]

State black–white unemployment gaps hold steady or widen

By The Economic Policy Institute The gap between black and white unemployment widened or remained unchanged in 14 of the 22 states for which data were available in the first quarter of 2019, according to a state-by-state breakdown of unemployment rates by race and ethnicity by Valerie Wilson, Director of EPI’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy.…-steady-or-widen/ “Taking a[Read More…]

The Land of Lincoln is the land of the nation’s highest black unemployment rate

Illinois has a black unemployment rate of 9.3 percent, the highest among 22 states, the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank published in an October 30th report titled “Black unemployment is at least twice as high as white unemployment  at the national level and in 22 states and D.C..”  The 22 states are ones in which EPI has[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

Government-sponsored race discrimination has suppressed black homeownership and generational wealth

African-American Real Estate Professionals to Escalate Push for New Policies By Hazel Trice Edney – WASHINGTON–Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, evidence reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across the U.S. – yet, with little legislative remedy or recourse. This is the reason that[Read More…]


  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[Read More…]

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