America Recovering, But Blacks Take Turn For The Worst

Urban League Declares War On Unemployment

Education & Career, Family, Investments

Taken from Our Weekly:

Economists say the recession is over. Recent national job reports illustrate an upward climb to the recovery. Yet these accomplishments have not effectively reached the urban communities of color—neither Black nor Hispanic.

This is according to the National Urban League’s 2011 “State of Black America” (SOBA) released recently. To combat this painful State of Black America in 2011, the NUL has declared a war on unemployment.

“With overall unemployment now at 8.9 percent and 13.7 million people still out of work …the recovery has yet to make a significant visit to communities of color,” said Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League (NUL).

Since 1987, the NUL has published its comprehensive publication, “The State of Black America,” to address what members, analysts and specialists see as the major issue affecting urban America for that year. Not much has changed. Last year it was “Responding to the Jobs Crisis.” This year, the issue is “jobs, jobs, jobs.”

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