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Report: black women hit the hardest by unemployment

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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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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: college degrees do very little for racial employment gap

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:44 pm June 4, 2014 According to a report released by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a college degree has very little impact on the racial employment gap. The study, A College Degree is No Guarantee, shows that in 2013, 12.4 percent of black college students who earned their diplomas between […]

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Senate extends long-term unemployment benefits

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:18 pm March 14, 2014 A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has reached a deal to extend federal benefits to the chronically unemployed for an additional five months. One negotiator referred to the conclusion as a “bipartisan breakthrough.” 

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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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Black youth who face frequent discrimination at higher risk for deadly illnesses, diseases

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:43 pm February 4, 2014 Black youth who report experiencing frequent incidents of discrimination during adolescence are at a greater risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke in later years. The findings come at the conclusion of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia and […]

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Obama will outline new plan to aide unemployed in State of the Union address

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:51 pm January 27, 2014 In tomorrow’s annual State of the Union address, President Obama is expected to outline details of an economic strategy to help those struggling with long-term unemployment. 

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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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50 years later: a look at the war on poverty

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:00 pm January 8, 2014 Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a formal declaration to end poverty in America. The announcement came during his State of the Union address, and sought out to tackle to roots and consequences of being poor in the U.S.  While some credit Johnson’s war […]

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1.3 million Americans to lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:22 pm December 19, 2013 On Dec. 28, 1.3 million Americans who have been receiving unemployment benefits will no longer have assistance.  The end to the funds is due to a budget deal proposal by Congress. The deal fails to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program, a key provider in federal funds […]

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