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

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 1.5 percent and as a result, more college […]

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

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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 for any person caught with an illegal weapon. 

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

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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The harmful affects of eviction on communities of color

Matthew Desmond, a Harvard assistant professor who studies poverty, housing and eviction, found that 1 in 14 black residents in Milwaukee renting households is evicted each year. The proportion does not include the number of families whose lives are disrupted by involuntary displacement. 

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Rev. Al Sharpton, panelist say jobs are the key to solving gun violence

Rev. Al Sharpton seems to be keeping his promise of placing a spotlight on Chicago violence. During a town hall meeting on Thursday at Hyde Park Academy on the city’s south side, Sharpton and other leaders echoed the notion that jobs are the key to reducing crime in the city.

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Prisoners in California undergo tech job training

Thanks to the expansion of a prison program, inmates in California have the chance to gain valuable skills in the field of technology. ”The Last Mile” trains inmates in San Quentin State Prison as well as Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility.

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Brazil’s president wants to reserve 20% of jobs in country for blacks

Brazil had more African slaves on its shores than any other country in North America. The country’s president plans to ask congress to pass legislation that would reserve 20 percent of the nation’s government jobs for blacks.

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Sequestration Will Deepen Racial Inequality in America

Lost in the conversation surrounding sequestration is the disproportionate impact it will have on minorities.Spending cuts to important programs will likely deepen racial inequality in the U.S. Do you think the Obama Administration and Congress will be able to reach an agreement?

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 4-Year Low; But Black Unemployment Rate Unchanged

February’s unemployment rate is the lowest since December 2008, but unemployment amongst African Americans did not change and remains very high. What can and should be done to address black unemployment?

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President Obama Will Visit Chicago This Friday to Address Gun Violence

BYP is pleased to report that President Obama will visit Chicago this Friday to address a variety topics, but will shine a particular spotlight on Chicago’s gun violence crisis.

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