Black Unemployment

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NewsOne Now is devoting its entire Monday, Nov. 9 (7-8 a.m. ET) broadcast to covering Presidential Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton’s Nov. 7 Orangeburg, South Carolina Town Hall Meeting.

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16-year-old Amandla Stenberg is launching a new comic book series called "NIOBE: She is Life;" a coming of age narrative about a woman of color.

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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…

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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.…

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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…

In an interview with David Gregory on Meet The Press, NAACP President Ben Jealous (pictured) said that Black Americans “are doing far worse” under the…

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke on the House floor for the extension of the Federal Unemployment Compensation Act. With unemployment across the U.S. at 9…

As she watched President Barack Obama lay out his jobs plan for the nation and repeatedly challenge Congress to address the issue immediately, Madelyn Broadus was thinking “finally, somebody is for the people.”  “It seems like for the past 12 years, (the government) is always for corporations and big fat cats. I really feel like […]

In Detroit, where a large number of the city’s unemployed are either on probation or on parole, the city recently held an “Offenders Only” Job Fair in an effort to put its ex-convicts back to work. Organized by Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, the job fair featured hundreds of job openings available only to […]

Robert Johnson, the founder and former CEO of BET and America’s first black billionaire, has proposed his own plan to reduce Black unemployment. Johnson is pushing America’s biggest companies to significantly increase their efforts in hiring a more diverse pool of qualified candidates. The planned dubbed “RLJ Rule,” calls on Fortune 1000 companies to consider […]

As Black unemployment rises across the nation reaching numbers that more than double the percentage of unemployed whites, there are several major cities where Black unemployment is rising the fastest. In Dallas, Detroit and even San Francisco economists say a combination of factors including a younger workforce and fewer numbers of college-educated candidates has placed […]

BET founder Robert L. Johnson suggests that an answer to Black unemployment would be a requirement for all corporations to consider a Black prospect for all head positions. Johnson’s suggestion was inspired by the NFL’s so-called “Rooney Rule,” a rule that requires teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior operations positions. “The […]