For decades, many African Americans grew accustomed to a middle class lifestyle in their homes across the country. Lives that were built through hard work; climbing up the corporate ladder from entry level positions to the corner offices. But with foreclosures and the continuing recession, many African-Americans find themselves in dire straits. Close to 15.5 […]

Washington — The tax bill that extends the Bush tax cuts and slashes the estate tax while extending unemployment benefits has passed the House House by a vote of 277-148 and is heading for the President to sign, according to The Huffington Post RELATED STORIES Attacks From Right Take Toll On Obama’s Tax Plan CBC […]

The African American woman who told President Barack Obama that she was “exhausted” from defending him and waiting for the change she expected after voting for him has just added another source of worry – unemployment. Click here for more from Eurweb.

I once worked for an Iranian woman as her personal assistant. She was strict, stubborn, and tough. In other words, she was a bitch. But she was a bitch that was about her business. So, for that, I respected her. Well, at least I did until she made a comment about my speech. One day […]

VIA CNN MONEY: The number of Americans filing for unemployment insurance for the first time jumped for the second week in a row, according to government data released Thursday. There were 484,000 initial jobless claims filed in the week ended April 10, up 24,000 from an unrevised 460,000 the previous week, according to the Labor […]

VIA USA TODAY: The unemployment rate remains at 9.7 %, though employers added 162,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department just reported. The news comes as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the economy is recovering, but it will take many months to dig out from the recent financial crisis. The unemployment rate will “stay unacceptably […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The unemployment rate in the Washington region soared to 6.9 percent in January, according to government data released Friday. It is the area’s highest level in 20 years of record-keeping. The region’s jobless rate was 6.2 percent in December and, not seasonally adjusted, 5.4 percent in January 2009. January’s data show […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Unemployment in the Washington region rose slightly in December, to 6.2 percent, according to government data released Tuesday, pushed up largely by an increase in the District’s jobless rate. The District’s unemployment level during the same period rose from 11.8 percent to 12.1 percent and probably was the chief factor in […]