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The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act added significant workplace protections.

There's much more to the story than simply the number of jobs added.

Race Matters

Fifteen current and former Black employees filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Tesla in California on June 30.

Although it is not officially recognized as a holiday in the United States, many organizers commemorate International Workers’ Day and the necessity of collective action.

Not only did the Black unemployment rate in December jump to more than twice that of white people, but Black workers -- who already have long had the highest rate of all demographics -- saw their levels of joblessness grow while everybody else's dropped.

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While the economy is gradually rebounding, a new poll found that some Black people are still struggling. According to the November Temperature Check Poll from Black to the Future Action Fund, 42 percent of Black adults described their financial situation as "bad." And one-third of respondents reported their financial situations have worsened. 

A closer look at the data and statistics reveals some of the reasons why the Black unemployment rate is always the highest. And they're far from the common perceptions that are often rooted in racism.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit last Thursday against the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in Clarksville, Tenn., which is is accused of violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act by openly discriminating against its Black employees.

Angel Onuoha an associate product manager at Google was allegedly stopped by a security guard after someone at the mega tech company reported him.

In yet another indication that Black America was being left behind by the country's economic recovery, the jobs report for August showed that the Black unemployment last month rate surged while joblessness for every other group fell.

The post office has long been one of those “good government” jobs with solid pay and benefits, creating greater economic opportunity for Black workers. But the trusted employer has been skimming off the top of people's checks.

The July jobs report is being hailed as "strong" in part because the Black unemployment rate dropped by a full percentage point, but economists said exponentially more Black workers "left the workplace" than those who were actually hired last month.