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AFRICANGLOBE - "The recession is, 'over', except that the recession is still raging in many urban communities," Despite annual increases in high school graduation and college attendance rates, unemployment figures for Blacks are as high as 20 percent in seven of the country's largest cities. The current national unemployment rate is 5.5 percent.
AFRICANGLOBE - Justice for African Americans was challenged “on every front” in the past year according to a report released Thursday — especially in terms of accountability for police misconduct, erosion of voting rights and widening economic gaps. “Simply put, the state of Black America is in crisis,”
AFRICANGLOBE - In 2008 and 2012, more than 90 percent of Africans in America voted for Obama, and they have continually provided high support for Obama, despite the stalled economy. That steady support has left them with little or no apparent political leverage on economic issues in the White House.
AFRICANGLOBE - There was a time when Black Civil Rights organizations were relevant in the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. Just the mention of the NAACP, SCLC, and the National Urban League brought about such reverence and respect that people had to take notice of their positive and progressive stance against injustice. We remember their works of the past, but I’m worried if they are still relevant today?
AFRICANGLOBE - For the most part, Black people in this country are at the bottom of every good category and at the top of every bad one. Of course most of us don’t need the National Urban League or anyone else to tell us that; we see it every day all around us, but supporting statistics are a great way to drive the point home. Sad to say, our overall “state” is not good. (Sorry, Chaka)
AFRICANGLOBE - Even though the federal government under the administration of President Barack Obama has said that the Great Recession has been over for four years, large-scale unemployment and underemployment persists in the African American community. The National Urban League has released its annual report and the results portend much for the future of the labor market inside the United States.
AFRICANGLOBE - “What distresses me the most is how we seemed to be in a cycle of losing ground on a number of fronts — voting, the fact that post-recession, the unemployment rate in black community remains high.
AFRICANGLOBE - While unemployment has been a major impediment to African-Americans’ economic progress, underemployment is a bigger obstacle for them than it is for Whites or Hispanics, the National Urban League says in its latest State of Black America report.
AFRICANGLOBE - Black America’s barriers to building wealth are the focus of a recent research report jointly authored by the National Urban League and Zillow, Inc., the largest home-related marketplace on the web. A House Divided: How Race Colors the Path to Homeownership, analyzes the nation’s recent and uneven financial recovery.
AFRICANGLOBE - In the coming months, the nation will begin celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech. But findings in the National Urban League's 2013 State of Black America report show that King's dream is yet to be realized.
Following a four-hour closed door meeting Monday, the leaders of four African American advocacy groups emerged looking pleased to announce a collective wish list...
They are his most fiercely loyal supporters, a powerful voting block who came out en masse in 2008 to help make Barack Obama America’s...
President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced an initiative he said will give African-American students greater access "to a complete and competitive education from the...
The turnout of Black voters is going to be the key in the upcoming presidential election, just a 5 percent drop in the number...
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