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Dr King’s Dream — A reality Check Fifty Years Later

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The country is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr King's speech and the second inauguration of of a Black President. However, for the vast majority of African-Americans, Dr. King's dream is still far from a reality....

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Support Minority Businesses to Increase Jobs for Blacks and Latinos

The President and Congress are struggling to find ways to reduce the large number of unemployed workers, especially among African-Americans, and to a lesser extent, Latinos. The solution is easy - provide greater...

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Time to Confront Black Unemployment

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Last month, the economy created a large number of jobs, but black unemployment increased from 13.4% to 14.3%. With the presidential election over, it is time now to address the crushing burden of unemployment among...

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Major Economic Indicators Steady for the Week

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The economy continued to grind along slowly and did not show any signs of moving away from its current growth path of 1.5%, neither in an upward nor downward direction. Things not expected to change soon....

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July Employment Report: Do Not Expect Change

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The Jobs report for July will be released Friday. The economy turned a bit more negative in July. We expect 100,000 jobs, the unemployment rate to remain the same at 8.2% and the black unemployment to increase....

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Weekly Economic Summary: Growth Is Slowing

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For the week of June 4, 2012 a summary of key indicators shows that the economy is weakening. The pace of the weaknesses very slow, but it is rather broad. The question is whether it is temporary....

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Inequality in America: Wealth, Jobs and Race

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Inequality for blacks and Latinos has worsened over time. Whether measured by wealth, income or jobs, the picture is dismal. Blacks and Latinos make up 27% of the workforce and 40% of all unemployed workers....

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April Unemployment Rate is 8.2%, but Overall Disappointing

The unemployment rate declined from 8.3% to 8.2% but only ½ as many jobs (120,000) were created in March as in previous months....

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Black and Latino Businesses can Help Close the Racial Employment Gap

Black unemployment is 14.1% and Latino unemployment is 10.7%. One way the government can help reduce unemployment among blacks and Latinos is by promoting business development among the groups....

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March Unemployment remains 8.3%, but Economy enters a Normal Recovery

Today's Labor Department Jobs Report showed that the unemployment rate in February remained constant at 8.3% and 227,000 jobs added to the labor force. ...

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