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May 2010
Vol. 34, No. 2


May 2010

The recent recession etched deep pain across New York and throughout the United States. Yet no group fared worse than black men, a fifth of whom are now unemployed--more than twice the rate for whites--and a record number of whom are not in the labor force at all. But the recent surge merely amplified longstanding trends. Why are blacks more likely to be out of work than whites? What impact is it having on black communities in the city? And as black leaders pressure the Obama administration to address the economic crisis of black men, what are the competing policy options for federal and local government?




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City Limits Magazine published a print edition reguarly from 1976 to 2012. With the acquisition of the Bronx News Network and the launch of the Brooklyn Bureau, City Limits ended its print issue to publish its news online.