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Young Men's Initiative Shows Promise—and Limits
Reducing Black Joblessness, One Client At A Time
How to Survive in New York On $0 A Day
Group Wants UN Scrutiny Of U.S. Black Unemployment
Rates and Race: The Fed And Black Workers
Stimulus Seen Failing Jobless Blacks
In This Recession Pain Has A Color
Like A Canyon
The Search for the Smoking Gun
The New Dream
Welfare Agency Job Boom: Quantity, Not Quality
A Minefield for Obama
Black Caucus Attacks Joblessness
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. City Limits' March 2010 special investigation on New York City's black male unemployment earned the New York Society of Professional Journalists' Deadline Club for best reporting on communities of color in 2011.
The Urban Jobs Act would provide $20 million for services to unemployed young people. Amid partisan rancor, will the idea survive Congress? Against record youth unemployment, will it make a difference if it does?
As new research shows alarming decreases in minority household wealth, City Limits' Arturo Conde discusses his reporting on how opera singers, poets and other creative workers have weathered the Great Recession.
Race, Opportunity and Sequestration: This report examines ten marquee programs for Americans struggling to make it into the middle-class.
Research by the Fiscal Policy Institute provides these estimates of how black men were faring across New York City's five boroughs.
Nearly one in five black men around the country is unemployed.