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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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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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Jobs report: Unemployment highest in six months amid shutdown

According to The U.S. Labor Department, new weekly claims for unemployment benefits jumped by 66,000 to 374,000 last week, the highest in six months. One-fourth of the new claims were due to private-sector workers filing for unemployment in result of the government shutdown.

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Demonstrations Against Conservative Agenda Continue in North Carolina

A group of ministers, students, and activists have been engaging in civil disobedience in North Carolina, in protest of a conservative agenda that attacks voting rights, health care for the poor, and environmental laws. And young people have been leading the charge

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