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by Frederick H. LoweThe nation's nonfarm businesses added 175,000 new jobs in February, but it did not improve the jobless rate for African-American men 20-years-old and older.The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for this worker group was 12.9 percent last month compared to 12.0 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning. The labor-participation rate for black men 20-years-old and older improved slightly to 66.6 percent in February compared to 66.2 percent in January. For African-American women 20-years-old and older, there was better news. Their seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.9 percent in February, down from 10.4 in January. Black women's labor-participation rate actually dropped to 58.0 percent in February from 58.2 percent in January, BLS reported. The overall seasonally adjusted jobless rate for African Americans last month was 12.0 percent compared to 12.1 percent in January.Still, among major worker groups, except for teenagers 16 to 19 years old, African-American workers have the highest jobless rate. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for white men 20-years-old and older was 5.5 percent in February and the jobless rate for white women in this age group was 5.1 percent. The overall unemployment rate for whites in February was 5.8 percent, according to BLS. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for Hispanics was 8.1 percent in February compared to 8.4 percent in January. The unemployment rate for Asians was 6.0 percent in February, up from 4.8 percent in January, but the figures were not seasonally adjusted. The nation's overall unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent. Employment increased in professional and business services and wholesale trade, but there were declines in jobs at electronics and appliance stores. Food and beverage stores, however, added 12,000 jobs.
by Frederick H. LoweThe parents of murder victims Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis will participate in the launch of a national self-defense campaign on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla.The rally will begin at 9:30a.m., and it will be held in front of the Tallahassee Leon County Center. The call for self defense follows the shooting deaths of Martin and Davis, two unarmed teenagers who were murdered by white men in Florida.
The opposition said he defended a killer, but so did Chief Justice Robertsby Frederick H. Lowe The United States Senate on Wednesday voted not to confirm Debo Adegbile as head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division because as part of his job he defended Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of the 1981 slaying of Daniel Faulkner, a Philadelphia police officer.
by Frederick H. LoweRainbow PUSH Coalition and University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System on Saturday, March 8, will register people for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act so they won't miss the fast-approaching deadline.The registration, which will take place between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Rainbow PUSH headquarters, 930 E. 55th Street in Chicago, is part of a stepped-up effort to register African Americans for the Affordable Care Act, before the March 31 deadline.
February, like January, reports little new hiringby Frederick H. LoweBlinding blizzards, deep snow and subzero temperatures put new job hiring on ice in February, according to the ADP National Employment Report, released on Wednesday.The nonfarm private sector added 139,000 jobs in February, which was well below the average in the past 12 months, said Carlos Rodriguez, president and CEO of ADP, a payroll data provider and human-capital management firm based in Roseland, N.J.
by Lapacazo Sandoval(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The Time is now. If there ever was a time for African Americans interested in the motion picture industry to make a move, that time has apparently come. This is not suggesting the existence of a post-racial America (or a post-racial Hollywood) or that it will be easy because you are African-American. Make no mistake, the film business is a tough business.
by Frederick H. LoweThe Congressional Black Caucus wants U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa fired as chairman of the Oversight & Government Reform Committee after he shutoff U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings' microphone during a hearing concerning the Internal Revenue Service.
March 4 1908 ---- Theodore Roosevelt Mason Howard, a surgeon, entrepreneur and civil rights leader, who used his home as a command center for witnesses and journalists, following the brutal murder of 14 year-old Emmett Till, was born on this day in Murray, Ky.Howard gave over his home to Clotye Murdock Larsson, a reporter for Ebony magazine, and U.S. Rep. Charles Diggs (D., Mich.), who traveled to Mississippi following Till's murder.