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Report: black women hit the hardest by unemployment

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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

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

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 the ages of 22 and 27 were jobless.

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Senate extends long-term unemployment benefits

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

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

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 Emory University. 

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

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

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

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 on poverty as a success, many feel that […]

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1.3 million Americans to lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28

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 for those who have reached their limit in […]

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