Results related to “Black unemployment”

'I Can't Be Boxed In' [Video] Play

‘I Can’t Be Boxed In’ [Video]

by Kai Wright on June 26 2014, 7:00AM

Colorlines speaks with black men in Philadelphia who are weighing the balance between what they can achieve through hard work and ambition, and what obstacles they can’t hurdle on their own.

Topics: Economy, Economy

Why Young, Black Men Can't Work

Why Young, Black Men Can’t Work

by Kai Wright on June 25 2014, 7:00AM

It’s not just criminal records. The job market for recent high school graduates is shaped profoundly by race and gender.

Topics: Dispatches, Economy, Economy

A Day in the Shop [Photos] Photo

A Day in the Shop [Photos]

by Aura Bogado on June 25 2014, 7:00AM

Aura Bogado chronicles the work of young men training to become automotive technicians—the kinds of jobs that can lift their families out of poverty.

Topics: Economy, Economy

Old Criminal Records Are Life Sentences In Job Market

by on December 2 2009, 8:55PM

This post originally appeared on The Grio. Almost two years ago, Vincent, a slim 46-year-old black man dressed in a plaid shirt, worked as a maintenance technician in Detroit. He had worked for the company for almost three months, but…

Topics: Race and Recession

Cornel West: Obama is for Big Business, Not the Jobless

by Guest Columnist on December 1 2009, 7:44PM

By Todd Johnson This post originally appeared on The Grio. WATCH DR. CORNEL WEST DISCUSS OBAMA AND BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT Educator Cornel West sat down with theGrio to discuss how unemployment is affecting African-Americans. TheGrio asked West about national unemployment…

Topics: Race and Recession

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