unemployment 2012

Moral Week of Action

Commentary: Government Alone Can’t Create Racial Equality

Government aid alone will not help close the income gap.
Keith Boykin, Best of 2012

Commentary: Let's Focus on Jobs, Not the Fiscal Cliff

America's top priority is jobs, not deficit reduction.
Barack Obama  - A CNN/ORC International poll released on Oct. 18 found that 46 percent of Americans approve of President Obama’s job performance, while 50 percent say they disapprove how he’s handling his duties. In addition, 36 percent say they believe that the president’s policies will succeed and 59 percent said they will fail, almost double the 36 percent who in 2009 said his policies will fail.(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama’s Second Term Should Focus on Jobs, Black Leaders Insist

Ben Jealous and Marc Morial talk Black unemployment.

Commentary: A Clear Choice for African-Americans

Obama deserves four more years to finish the job he started.
Americans Are Unfazed by May Unemployment Report - An overwhelming number of Americans viewed the dismal numbers reported in May’s national jobs report negatively (42 percent) compared to those who were more optimistic (9 percent), according to a June 7 Gallup poll. Forty percent of respondents stayed in the middle of the spectrum and said they had “mixed” views about the report. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Commentary: Overcoming the Jobs Crisis

Take advantage of your community to help find a job.
Report Finds More Than Half of Falsely Convicted Prisoners Are Black - Confirming years of criticism from the African-American community that Blacks are disproportionately imprisoned and wrongly convicted, groundbreaking data compiled by the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law reported that half the 873 exonerated defendants in their study were African-American, and nine out of 10 were men. Researchers estimated the defendants spent more than 11 years each in prison for crimes they did not commit.  (Photo: LUCY NICHOLSON/Landov)

Is It Worse for Black Men Than We Think?

Male prison rates may skew Black unemployment rates.

Commentary: Why I Support Mitt Romney for President

Rep. Tim Scott says Obama hasn’t delivered hope or change.

Commentary: GOP Amnesia and the American Jobs Act

Republicans fail to mention that Obama's jobs plan.

The African-American Unemployment Rate Rose to 14.4 Percent in June

The African-American unemployment rate is 14.4 percent.
The Young and the Hopeful - Despite the belief that they are struggling most during a sluggish economy, young adults also still feel optimism. In a Pew Research Center poll released Feb. 12, 41 percent of polled young adults said they’re having the hardest time in the current economic environment, compared to 24 percent of middle-aged adults and 29 percent of older adults. Nearly 90 percent of 18-34 year olds said they’re earning enough money now or expect to earn enough in the future. (Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Organization Gives Hope to Blacks Looking to Escape Unemployment

H.O.P.E. Project is helping to shrink the jobless rate.

Commentary: Black Women Show Some Job Gains

Glimmers of hope eke out amid employment difficulties.