Day: August 19, 2019

July’s unemployment rate for black men was 5.8 percent, the same as June

July’s unemployment rate for black men 20 and older was 5.8 percent, the same as June, but much lower than the 6.3 percent recorded for the same month a year ago. Nonfarm payrolls increased in July to 164,000. The employment-population ratio—the number of black men 16 to 64 who were employed– was 64.5 percent in July, higher when compared to[Read More…]

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France gifted the Statue of Liberty to America in 1886 to celebrate the end of slavery

On August 20, 1619, the first black slaves were dragged in chains to America   Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, wants to change Emma Lazarus’s sonnet that begins with “Give Me Your Tired and Poor”… that is inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty to something less welcoming to the huddled masses yearning[Read More…]

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