Black Workers

Black Immigration Network again ready to battle Trump

  The Black Immigration Network, which supports the nation’s black immigrant and African-American communities, announced that it will hold four regional conferences, instead of one national conference, this year to dig deep into developing strategies to fight the Trump administration’s assaults on black-immigrant rights. The Black Immigration Network made it clear that the battle with the Trump administration has already[Read More…]


Businesses added 313,000 new jobs in February, reducing unemployment among blacks

  By Frederick H. Lowe The nation’s businesses added 313,000 new jobs in February, cutting the unemployment rate for black men and black women. The overall unemployment rate for blacks was 6.9 % in February compared to 7.5% in January. Although the jobless rate for African Americans dropped significantly, it was still much higher than the rate for whites, which[Read More…]

Black jobless rate is back up in less than a week

  Frederick H. Lowe Less than a week after President Donald Trump used his Bully Pulpit–The State of the Union Address–to tell the nation that black unemployment had dropped to the lowest level ever recorded, the black jobless rate went back up, although non-farm businesses added 200,000 new jobs in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. President[Read More…]

Study: Blacks work jobs at high risk of automation

  Jobless rate could explode if automation is not properly implemented By Frederick H. Lowe Black men and women consistently suffer the highest unemployment rates compared to other racial and ethnic groups, and it’s about to get worse. Joblessness among blacks is expected go even higher because 30 jobs we work in are at high risk of automation, according to[Read More…]

Historians tell the stories of black doctors who served in World War 1

Historians W. Douglas Fisher and Joann H. Buckley recently held a discussion about their book “African American Doctors of World War 1: The Lives of 104 Volunteers,” at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland. Some 104 black physicians served 40,000 black combat troops assigned to segregated U.S. Army units during World War 1.  Despite a[Read More…]

Black journalists hire executive director

The National Association of Black Journalists has named Sharon Toomer, a media executive and a nonprofit leader, executive director following a nationwide search. “We’re excited that Sharon will be joining us at this critical time in NABJ’s history,” said Sarah Glover, the organization’s president. “Her combined fundraising, organizational, executive management, journalism, and public affairs experience and skills make her a[Read More…]

Bias against hiring African Americans hasn’t budged

    Posted by Hilary Hurd Anyaso-Northwestern University Rates of discrimination against African Americans in field experiments of hiring did not decline from 1990 to 2015, according to the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of its kind. “It is often suggested that prejudice and discrimination are fading out over time through a gradual process of liberalization of attitudes,” says Lincoln[Read More…]