The unemployment rate for black Americans fell below 10 percent in April, for the first time since the economic downfall in 2008. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/05/black-unemployment-rate-hits-seven-year.html
Here are the top 10 cities for African American economic success according to Forbes Magazine. One thing that jumps out at you immediately is the majority of the cities are in the southern region of the United States. Cities like Atlanta being #1, and Washington DC being on the top 10 list are no surprise but some of the other cities may actually surprise you. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/forbes-top-10-cities-for-african.html
Allen West doesn’t want to give Obama credit, challenges black unemployment numbers
So this is what it has come to?
Instead of simply congratulating President Obama and his administration for the drop in unemployment overall and the dramatic drop in black unemployment from 15.8% to 13.6% Congressman Allen west has chosen to play politics and question the numbers. He goes so far as to suggest that someone may have tampered with the numbers although he has no proof to back up such a statement. Read more here: Allen West doesn’t want to give Obama credit, challenges black unemployment numbers
President Obama Speech: “Let’s Put this Country Back to Work”
This morning ( 09/12/11 ), President Obama was joined by Vice President Biden as well as teachers, veterans, small business owners, construction workers and first responders, as he called on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act right away. Listen to his speech : http://aareports.com/2011/09/president-obama-speech-lets-put-this.html
President Obama: How we can put Americans to work right now 08/15/11
During the first day of his mid west bus tour President Obama on spoke on ways that congress can help put Americans back to work right now. Listen to that part of his speech here: http://aareports.com/2011/08/president-obama-how-we-can-put.html
Black male unemployment rate at 17.5 %.
Historically, the unemployment rate for African Americans has always been higher than the national average. However, now it’s at Depression-era levels. The most recent figures show the jobless rate for African American males at 17.5 percent.
Watch more on this story : http://aareports.com/2011/06/african-american-male-unemployment-at.html