A study of 100 American cities, facilitated by Measure of America (an initiative of the Social Science Research Council), found that segregation is still affecting Black youth in the most debilitating of ways. In fact, CNN notes that one in four Black youths are disconnected — a term used to describe individuals who are not […]

The Black unemployment rate last month was nearly twice the national average and more than double the unemployment rate for Whites, according to jobs figures released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The statistics show the unemployment rate for Blacks at 10.2 percent in May, up from 9.6 percent in April, which represented the […]

On the heels of the release of the latest American employment numbers, South Carolina Congressman David Scott of Georgia’s 13th Congressional District delivered this week’s “Congressional Black Caucus Message To America.” During his remarks, Rep. Scott noted that “Black unemployment remains double that of White unemployment,” and declared that “Education is the biggest tool to expand […]

After executives were slammed last year over low diversity numbers, Google is stepping up to help make Silicon Valley less homogenous and spread the wealth in one of the best paid industries in the nation. The Mountain View, California tech giant is trying to draw more women and people of color into the industry with […]

While African-Americans have made significant social and economic strides since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Black community continues to face enormous financial and social challenges, according to a report released Tuesday by Democratic staff of the congressional Joint Economic Committee (JEC). The data reveals startling inequities by many of the most important […]

According to Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, the start of 2015 saw the most sustained period of job creation this century. Indeed, that seems like good news, except for the fact that Black unemployment remains twice that of White unemployment, and wages are stagnant for those who do have jobs. “Many […]

An Arizona woman who received an outpouring of donations last year after leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job in Scottsdale, has pled guilty to child abuse, but will avoid jail time, reports Reuters. Shanesha Taylor, 36, reportedly made the plea Monday as part of a deal with prosecutors […]

Although the unemployment rate for African-American men has dropped, there still remains a major disparity between other racial groups. The jobless rate for Black men in this country is twice as high as those of Whites, Asians, and Hispanics. Despite the unemployment rate for African-American men remaining in double digits, there has been some progress […]

A group of Black state lawmakers is stepping up pressure on Google, Facebook, Twitter and others to diversify their workforces in 2015 through more robust outreach, training and hiring in minority communities. RELATED: Where Are The Black Internet Workers? Civil Rights Bigs Weigh In The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) recently ratified a resolution, “Supporting […]

Al Jazeera America‘s Ali Velshi and ALF-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to analyze the latest jobs numbers. The U.S. economy added 214,000 new jobs, while the jobless rate dipped to 5.9% and Black unemployment edged down to 10.9%. Velshi told Martin “the number of jobs we’re creating every month […]

Podcast: Download Visualize what Pres. Obama has said about the positive changes since he took office. Why didn’t Democrats launch a national ad campaign to paint the picture prior to the midterm elections? Should Dems have launched an “America Is Back” advertisement similar to the Chrysler spot in 2011? Would it have made a difference […]

The latest jobs numbers are out and despite the overall unemployment rate falling to 6.1%, unemployment for African Americans remains in double digit figures. Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel, featuring Dru Ealons, Lauren Victoria Burke and Michelle Hudgens, discuss the August jobs report and the state of Black unemployment. Listen to their entire conversation below. Be […]