Black Workers

Underemployment for Black College Grads is High

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   The underemployment rate for black college graduates is much higher when compared with other racial and ethnic groups, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D. C.-based non-profit think tank. Twenty-three percent of young African-American college[Read More…]

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Black Former Steel Worker Stars in Video Opposing Trade Agreement

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By Frederick H. Lowe The AFL-CIO and the United Steelworkers released a video featuring a former African-American steelworker who is opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement supported by President Obama, because previous trade agreements under[Read More…]

Lawsuit: Drugstore Chain Racially Profiled Black Shoppers

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink] Black security guards, hired to watch other blacks, also suffered egregious racism from white CVS managers By Frederick H. Lowe CVS Pharmacy regional managers and store managers in New York City called black-male shoppers  ‘niggers’ and black women[Read More…]

Black Church Organization Opposes Trans-Pacific Partnership

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By Frederick H. Lowe The National Black Church Initiative, a Washington, D.C.-based coalition that represents 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations with 15.7 million African-American members, has come out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)  because it would[Read More…]

Companies added 201,000 Jobs in May, ADP reported

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its report Friday By Frederick H. Lowe The nation’s non-farm businesses added 201,000 jobs in May, up from 185 in April, the ADP National Employment Report announced Wednesday. Roseland, N.J.-based ADP[Read More…]

The “Age of Inequality” Has Ushered In Low-Wage Work for Black Employees

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   African Americans urged to adopt new tactics to improve our condition By Frederick H. Lowe A substantial percentage of black men and black women work full-time jobs but earn part-time salaries, keeping their families improvised, according to[Read More…]

Trans-Pacific Partnership: What’s in it for Black Workers?

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Editorial By Frederick H. Lowe The United States Senate has given President Barack Obama a green light to go ahead with the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA), which is the right to negotiate the[Read More…]

Will the proposed trade agreement be another bad deal for black workers?

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Previous deals have cost black workers hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs African Americans have lost 281,000 manufacturing jobs since China joined the World Trade Organization   By Frederick H. Lowe President Barack Obama is seeking Congressional[Read More…]

Head of U.S. Black Chambers Supports Trans-Pacific Partnership

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Critics say an agreement could cause a further loss of manufacturing jobs, hurting black-male workers By Frederick H. Lowe Ron Busby, Sr., president of The U.S. Black Chambers Inc., which calls itself the National Voice of Black[Read More…]

Historical Marker on Wall Street to Acknowledge the Slave Trade

New York City officials will install a marker on Wall Street, finally acknowledging the city’s role in the slave trade. The marker will be unveiled Juneteenth (June 19th), which was the day in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and told the slaves that the Civil War had ended and they were free. June 19th, 2015,[Read More…]