Black Workers Suffer Most in Auto Industry; Asian Families Overlooked by New NY Budget

By The News Dec 30, 2008

Paterson’s Proposal Will Hurt APA Children and Families "The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) considers Governor David Paterson’s 2009 executive budget proposal inadequate in protecting vulnerable communities, including Asian Pacific American children and families during these tough economic times." Asian Week. Mychal Bell, One of Jena 6, Shoots Himself Just completing his sentence for his role in the Jena 6 fight, Mychal Bell shot himself in the chest after being arrested Christmas Eve on one count each of shoplifting, resisting arrest and simple battery. Shreveport Times. Blacks Playing Illinois Lottery to Lose Chicago Defender analysis of Illinois Lottery sales for fiscal year 2008 revealed that six out of the top 10 ZIP codes that produced the highest sales have a majority Black population: 60619, 60628, 60617, 60651, 60609 and 60636. New America Media. Black Workers in Auto Plants Losing Ground With Detroit reeling, many blacks find their economic well-being threatened. By last month, nearly 20,000 African-American auto workers had lost jobs, a 13.9 percent decline in employment, since the recession began last December." New York Times.