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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 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.

The Black unemployment rate rose during President Joe Biden's first full month as labor data suggested most of the jobs gains in February went to white workers.

The results are in: Donald Trump, Barack Obama is your father – at least when it comes to presidents creating jobs, that is.

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 […]

Many in law enforcement use social media to nab criminals, so you’d think that they’d know to be careful when posting on websites like Facebook, because everyone is watching. Cops across the country have naively been using social media sites to rant about their jobs and put a spotlight on their racial biases. The Marshall Project published a collection of Facebook […]

AFL-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs, Francesca Chambers, Jeff Johnson and Avis Jones-DeWeever joined Roland Martin Friday on “NewsOne Now” to breakdown the latest unemployment numbers. In September, the overall unemployment rate fell to 5.9%, a six-year low. Unemployment for African Americans still remains in double digit numbers at 11%. Listen to their entire conversation about the US […]

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 […]

Podcast: Download Since the sexual photo hacking scandal happened, have you deleted those risqué and explicit photos/videos from your phone? Roland Martin took your calls and received some really interesting responses about those freaky photos on your phone. The latest jobs numbers are out and despite the overall unemployment rate falling to 6.1%, unemployment for African Americans remains in […]

Podcast: Download 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 at 11.4%. 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. Subscribe to the “NewsOne Now” Video Podcast on […]

Can getting a college diploma help a Black person get on a more even footing with white people in the job marketplace? Not really, according to a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, titled “A College Degree is No Guarantee.” Reports CBS News: The study shows that in 2013, 12.4 percent of Black college students […]

As absurd as it may seem, there is much complexity in being both Black and a critic of President Obama. As our nation’s first African American president, Obama carries a historical eminence in the Black community. For most, he appears to be an untouched, can-do-no-wrong figure that represents the progression of a race. Many Blacks […]