Black Workers

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…]

African-American seniors struggle to find therapists who understand

  By Jeneé Darden KQED Radio “California Report” Also, listen to the audio version online.  Black Men Speak chair Joe Anderson (L) with member James Glenn.  (Jeneé Darden/KQED)   SAN FRANCISCO–Choosing the right mental health therapist means finding connection and trust. For some African American seniors living in the San Francisco Bay Area, for instance, finding that therapist takes extra work.[Read More…]

Black unemployment was 6.9% in March

White jobless rate in March was 3.6% By Frederick H. Lowe The nation’s employers added fewer jobs in March than experts predicted, and some are blaming the snow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that nonfarm businesses added 103,000 jobs, lower than the predicted 185,000 jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent. The black unemployment rate was[Read More…]

Chicago White Sox rehire wrongfully convicted former employee who spent nearly 21 years in prison

  By Frederick H. Lowe When the umpire yells play ball at Thursday’s Chicago White Sox game, Nevest Coleman will be safe at home with the team that rehired him after he spent nearly 21 years in prison for crimes he didn’t commit. Coleman was released from prison on November 20, 2017, when the Cook County State’s Attorney vacated his[Read More…]