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Trump’s ‘new deal for blacks’ was dealt from the bottom of the deck
May 10, 2018
Black unemployment rates remain nearly twice as high as white unemployment rates. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Delivers Fifth State of the City Address
April 16, 2018
Mayor Garcetti touches upon the most salient and pressing issues facing Los Angeles in his State of the City Address. ... read more / watch video »
President Trump’s Actions Should Inspire Us!
February 8, 2018
Black Americans should be inspired to convert the anger provoked by the comments and actions of President Trump into an action plan, starting with the truth, because presenting a false narrative lures people into complacency and lowers their expectations. ... read more »
Exclusive: Shaka Senghor Speaks on Meek Mill, Asset Framing & Producing OWN Docuseries ‘Released’
November 26, 2017
Journalist Brittany K. Jackson conducts an exclusive interview with ex-prisoner turned world renowned speaker, author and mentor Shaka Senghor about his latest docuseries on OWN "Released”, his thoughts on the Meek Mill case, and why it's so important for communities of color to affirm, frame and build upon our assets. Senghor also speaks about how he chooses to raise his youngest son and his first interaction with Oprah Winfrey. ... read more / watch video »
The Trump Tax Plan Trumps Californians!
November 23, 2017
The Republicans’ “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” will be devastating to California's poor to middle-income families because they pay the highest income and sales taxes in the nation (in proportion to their income), the second highest gas tax, and their property tax assessments have doubled – and none of these will be deductible. ... read more »
Black Unemployment Rate Falls for the Wrong Reasons
June 15, 2017
Job Growth Slows, Black Workers Exit Labor Market in May ... read more »
Job Prospects Mixed for Black Workers Last Month
June 1, 2017
the unemployment rate for Black workers dipped below 8 percent for the first time since January 2017 ... read more »
Economic Justice-Solving L.A.’s Black Job Crisis
March 29, 2017
Los Angeles is in the throes of a Black jobs crisis, indicates a new study released by the UCLA Labor Center, the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, ... read more »
Under Trump, Unemployment Rate Rises for Black Workers
March 22, 2017
During President Donald Trump’s first full month in office, the Black unemployment rate rose as the White unemployment rate fell. ... read more »
Andrew Young Talks about King’s Legacy, Trump’s White House
March 1, 2017
Young Says Lack of Jobs, Not Racism, America’s Biggest Problem ... read more »
African-Americans to the Democratic Party: We’re Still Here
February 1, 2017
As an African-American Democrat, I share the core values of my political party.  That is why I am a Democrat.  ... read more »
Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1 Percent in November
December 15, 2016
Black men over 20-years-old showed the most gains among the adult worker groups in November ... read more »
Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1 percent in August
September 7, 2016
Even though the Black jobless rate has decreased more than a percentage point since last year (9.4 percent in August 2015), it is still nearly double the White unemployment rate (4.4 percent) ... read more »
Unemployment Rates Down in L.A. County
June 23, 2016
The 4.9 percent rate was well below the 7 percent rate from May 2015 ... read more »
For black Americans and veterans, Big job gains in 2015
January 14, 2016
Black Americans made big strides in the job market in 2015, achieving their lowest unemployment rate since before the recession. The black unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in December, ... read more »

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