By Kat Aaron and Lynne Perri Contributing Writers (Special from New America Media) – A higher percentage of women are unemployed than men, according to
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — By the year 2015, African Americans will be spending $1.1 trillion a year on products and services.
By Andrew Leonard Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: Inside the Shadow Economy is a collaboration between Salon.com and New America Media. A day laborer waiting on a street corner for a morning’s worth ... African Americans wield considerable consumer power
WASHINGTON, D.C. — African-Americans’ buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015. This growing economic potential presents an opportunity for Fortune 500 companies to examine and further understand ... Working, but still poor
By Kat Aaron and Lynne Perri Contributing Writers (Special from New America Media) — From the president to Congress to nearly every neighborhood in America, the focus today is on job creation. ... Report: Black males unable to hold on to middle class
WASHINGTON — According to a new report by Pew’s Economic Mobility Project, a middle-class upbringing does not guarantee the same status as an adult. Despite bleak jobs market minorities still optimistic
FAYETTEVILLE, AR — Findings from the Blair-Rockefeller Poll challenge long-held assumptions about the impact of the economy on political attitudes and voting behaviors, according to a new report released by ... Diminished Black middle class a sobering factor in assessing progress post-Katrina
By Ariella Cohen http://thelensnola.org A tone of triumph and hope characterized a forum of academic, nonprofit and governmental leaders held Monday at the University of New Orleans to mark the sixth anniversary ... Feds announce Minority Enterprise Conference this month
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Minority Business Development Agency announced the opening of registration for the 2011 Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) ... How America’s safety net has become a dragnet
By Barbara Ehrenreich (Special from New American Media) — The most shocking thing I learned from my research on the fate of the working poor in the recession was the extent ...
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