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It was the second consecutive month that job growth exceeded 200,000
by Frederick H. Lowe
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for African-Americans dropped in November as the nation's nonfarm payroll expanded by 203,000 jobs, which was stronger than what many analysts had expected.
The jobless rate for blacks, however, was still much higher compared to whites, to Hispanics and to Asians, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning.
The unemployment rate for blacks was 12.5 percent in November, compared to 13.1 percent in October. The November rate compares to 6.2 percent for whites and 8.7 percent for Hispanics. The unemployment rate for Asians was 5.3 percent, but it was not seasonally adjusted.
President Obama orders U.S. flag flown at half-staff
Mandela will be buried December 15
President Obama will attend Mandela's memorial service
by Frederick H. Lowe
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, has died, Jacob Zuma, the country's current president announced today. Mr. Mandela, who was 95 years old, was considered a freedom fighter for black men throughout the world.
"He is now resting. He is now at peace," President Zuma said in a prepared statement.
by Frederick H. Lowe
SCP Auctions is auctioning off one of four Gold Medals Jesse Owens won during the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.
The medal is expected to sell for upwards of $1 million, said officials of SCP Auctions, which is based in Laguna Niguel, Calif. As of Wednesday morning, the top bid was $278,005. The online auction is scheduled to conclude Saturday, December 7, after beginning on November 20. SCP's website is www.SCPAuctions.com.
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Editor's Note: In September, 2013, Darren Walker became the second African American and 10th president of the Ford Foundation, America’s second largest philanthropy organization with $500 million in annual givingRead more
The nation's nonfarm businesses added 215,000 jobs in November, the ADP National Employment report announced on Wednesday.
"The job market remained surprisingly resilient
The Monroe County, N.Y., district attorney on Tuesday dismissed all charges against three black teenagers who were arrested in Rochester while waiting on a street corner for a school bus to take them to a basketball game.
“After reviewing the facts associated with these arrests, I have decided to dismiss the charges in the interest of justice,” District Attorney Sandra Doorley said in a two-sentence statement to The NorthStar News & Analysis.
Ralph B. Everett, president and chief executive officer of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a research and policy organization for black elected officials, announced on Wednesday that he is resigning at the end of the month.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to lead the Joint Center at a time of great opportunity for its research and policy activities to make a real impact on the direction of our country,” Everett said.
Despite initiatives to increase representation, gains are still small, study finds
HealthDay News -- Despite diversity initiatives, there still are too few minority faculty members at U.S. medical schools and those minorities are less likely to be promoted, according to a new study.
by Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor
Today, in 100 cities nationwide, fast-food workers are speaking out and taking action. Their message is simple: they want a wage that allows them to raise their families without living in poverty.
I’ve met with these workers. I’ve looked into their eyes and seen their pride and their dignity, but also their distress and anxiety.
1969 ----- Marie Van Brittan Brown and her husband, Albert Brown, received patent number 3,482,037 for a closed-circuit television-security system on this day.
The couple, who grew tired of the slow police response to calls for assistance in their New York City neighborhood, created the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system to help people feel safe. The system used motorized cameras with images shown on a remote monitor. A remote control operated the homeowner's door and an audio-video alarm system enabled the homeowner to see who was at the door.
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