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Report: black women hit the hardest by unemployment


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:04 am September 8, 2014 The latest jobs report was released on Friday and there’s bad news for black women. While just about every other group has seen a decline in unemployment, black women get no reprieve when it comes to finding work. 

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14-year-old couldn’t find a job, now he’s the CEO of his own business


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:03 pm July 25, 2014 When 14-year-old Ajayi Jackson couldn’t find a summer job, he created one. Jackson is the proud owner of Pop’s Pizza, a homemade pizza palace in Pittsfield, MA. He hand-makes the pizza himself and then delivers it right to customer’s doorstep. 

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Video: Woman fired for speaking her mind, goes on to start own business

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:59 pm July 16, 2014 Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be […]

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Black contractors demand fair hiring practices

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:16 pm July 11, 2014 A group of black contractors in Chicago said they are tired of losing out on jobs in their own communities, especially to larger companies. So as the Chicago Housing Authority opens a bidding process for a project that includes the renovation of a public housing community on […]

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Report: black college student has same chances of employment as white high school graduate

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm June 26, 2014 According to a report released by Young Invincibles, African-American students who have attended college have the same probability of getting a job as a white high school graduate.  Researchers took a look at data mainly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census. 

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Study: job market discriminates against black graduates

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am May 21, 2014 According to a recent study, recent black graduates face a particularly difficult situation when finding work after school. The report, released by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, states that the unemployment rate for recent grads who are black was almost twice that of overall recent college […]

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Report: most companies assume blacks use drugs

By BYP @blackyouthproj 8:44 am May 9, 2014 According to a report released by the National Bureau of Economic Research, more than any other group, black job applicants are being denied by U.S. companies for jobs. Why? Because often, corporations assume that they are using illegal drugs. 

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More college grads taking low wage jobs leaving less educated without work

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:33 pm March 6, 2014 The unemployment rate for Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 who have only a high school diploma grew by 4.3 percent in 2013, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Unemployment for those in that age group for those who have a college degree rose […]

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BYP 100, Project Nia ban together to create youth jobs bill focused on training, work for young people


By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:04 pm March 4, 2014 In response to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed “tough on crime” strategy, specifically Senate Bill 1342, members of BYP 100 and Project Nia have collaborated to create a youth jobs bill. Senate Bill 1342, now House Bill 5672, included a minimum sentence of one to three years […]

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92% of black male teens unemployed in Chicago, 83% nationally

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:17 pm January 21, 2014 Alarming figures about the state of our economy in regards to teenagers have been released. In Chicago, ninety-two percent of African American male teenagers are unemployed. Overall, eighty-three percent of black male teens in the country are without a job. 

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