economy

NAACP President Says Black People Are Worse Under President Obama

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NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous is known for making headlines, and he’s at it again. In an interview with David Gregory on Meet The Press, Jealous said that African Americans are doing worse under President Obama than under President Bush. “When you look at...

By Any Means Necessary? Unemployed Black Women Pretends to Be White, Job Prospects Dramatically Increase

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  With the unemployment rate still hovering around eight-percent for Americans, and almost double that for black folks, one woman decided to up her chances of securing a job. After being unemployed for two years, Yolanda Spivey decided to attempt an experiment. An insurance professional,...

Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.8 Percent, Republicans Claim ‘Conspiracy’

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America got a bit of good news today as the September jobs report was released. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), the economy added 114,000 jobs in last month, and a revision of the July and August numbers show 86,000 more jobs...

Is Your Social Media Presence Hurting Your Job Prospects?

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With the economy still making a slow recovery, competition for well-paying jobs is at an all-time high. And while many job seekers are polishing up their resumes, cover letters, and lining up their references, increasingly employers are looking at more than just a person’s job...