Black Workers

African Americans see housing affordability as the top issue

Lowering the cost of health care is number two issue of importance to blacks   Black voters and non-registered black voters consider housing affordability their top priority, according to a survey by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and Third Way. Housing affordability is an especially important issue for blacks since 40 percent of the nation’s homeless population[Read More…]

Unemployment for black men drops in October

Jobless rate for black men shows sharp drop compared to the same month a year earlier Nonfarm payroll expanded by 128,000 General Motors’ strike slowed job growth   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The jobless rate for black men 20 and older dropped dramatically in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. The unemployment rate for the[Read More…]

For many black men, work is not in their future

Automation is quickly pushing black men out of the workforce Corporations are being pushed to include racial equity in their hiring Why aren’t black people talking about this crucial issue? By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Black men are predicted to suffer even higher unemployment then they do now because they work jobs that will be replaced by artificial intelligence. McKinsey[Read More…]

Majority of black workers support universal basic income for those displaced by automation

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today An overwhelming percentage of black workers support free college or free job training if they are displaced from their jobs by automation. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a think tank for black elected officials, reported 85 percent of African Americans supported this position, followed by 78 percent of Asian Americans,75 percent[Read More…]

Democratic candidate Andrew Yang pushes Universal Basic Income

  Andrew Yang noted during his opening statement at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit that the “talking heads ” (CNN news people) paid more attention to the fact that unlike the other male candidates on stage, he wasn’t wearing a necktie. Instead, news pundits ignored his warning that job automation was rapidly replacing human workers. “If you go to[Read More…]

Black jobless rate was 6.0 percent in September; Overall unemployment was 3.7 percent

September’s unemployment rate for black men and black women was 6.0 percent as the nation’s nonfarm businesses added 134,000 jobs overall and the unemployment rate dropped to  3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969. The overall jobless rate for blacks a year earlier was 6.8 percent. The jobless rate for black men 20 and older was 5.8 percent, down from 6.5[Read More…]

Government-sponsored race discrimination has suppressed black homeownership and generational wealth

African-American Real Estate Professionals to Escalate Push for New Policies By Hazel Trice Edney – WASHINGTON–Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, evidence reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across the U.S. – yet, with little legislative remedy or recourse. This is the reason that[Read More…]


  NAACP LDF votes “no’ on Judge Kavanaugh The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund wants supporters to contact their senators and urge them to vote against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court  because of the incomplete record he has supplied individuals who are interested in his nomination. Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. District[Read More…]