Articles related to: Unemployment
By Karen Stokes
Unemployment compensation is a helpful benefit for people experiencing gaps in employment that need the money to provide for their household. Even though unemployment is presently the lowest since 2008, unfortunately some Wisconsinites that are ineligible for unemployment benefits are fraudulently helping themselves to these funds and in doing so are hurting residents, taxpayers and businesses.
Clifton Brooks (not his real name), who worked for years, lost his job due to downsizing, but recently went back to work and believes unemployment was important for his family. “It helped a …
By George E. Curry
One of the primary goals of the 1963 March on Washington was finding or creating jobs for Blacks. At a panel discussion during the annual convention of the National Urban League, jobs was mentioned more frequently than any other topic as leaders discussed the famous march 50 years ago and an upcoming one planned for Saturday, Aug. 24.
Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said employers are increasingly using measures that have nothing to do with job …
By Freddie Allen
NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The good news about the sequestration debate is that it reminds people about the vital role government plays in our lives. The bad news is that it will hurt Blacks more than other groups.
“Part of what has been interesting about the conversation about sequestration is the extent to which we’re all remembering all the things that the government actually does, all the public services we all rely on every day,” said Sharon Parrott, vice president for Budget Policy and Economic Opportunity for the …
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Wisconsin State Representative Coggs has announced there will be two town hall meetings on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212, 12PM – 2PM; and Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Department of Natural Resources, 2300 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212, 5:30PM – 7:30PM.
The minority public will be able to speak about their personal struggles with unemployment in the City of Milwaukee. State and City elected officials have been invited to be a …
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MADISON – Representative Leon D. Young (D-Milwaukee) denounced Governor Walker’s failure to respond to an invitation to a roundtable discussion in Milwaukee to address Black male unemployment. Numerous attempts were made to engage Gov. Walker and his staff in coordinating a date and time to hold such a discussion.
“Simply put, our request for Gov. Walker to meet with the people of Milwaukee affected by this issued was ignored,” said Rep. Young. “It is now clear that the Governor, who made it a focus of his campaign to bring 250,000 jobs …
Plans to employ 15,000 Black Men in Milwaukee Metro Area
MADISON – Representative Leon D. Young (D-Milwaukee) announced plans for a new initiative to employ 15,000 African American men in the Milwaukee area in the coming years. Rep. Young plans to bring together community and business leaders, elected officials, city representatives and other partners to come up with creative and innovative solutions to combat the worsening problem of black male unemployment in the Milwaukee metro area. Rep. Young plans to focus his efforts increasing Black male employment in the public workforce …
The American Jobs Act reflects a commitment to strengthen the recovery and help increase access to jobs for all Americans. With unemployment among African Americans at an unacceptably high rate of 16.7 percent – and 1.4 million African Americans out of work for more than six months – the President believes that inaction is not an option. That’s why the President is putting out a plan to increase the pace of job creation, and why he is committed to fighting for Congress to act on this plan. These measures – …
By John N. Mitchell
Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune
Many in the African American community have wondered why Michael Steele remained a member of the Republican Party after he was unceremoniously dismissed as the party chair after leading a historic rout of the Democrats in 2010.
Recently, before a group of African-American journalists, he answered that question.
“My job was to stir the pot from within; to be a reflection of America to them; to be a reflection of unity to them,” Steele said. “You’re going to have to deal …
By Al King
MICAH, (Milwaukee Inner city Congregations Allied for Hope) held a press conference and protest earlier this week at the construction site of the Westlawn Project, located at 64th and Silver Spring in Milwaukee. The purpose of the demonstration was to declare a “State of Emergency’ for Milwaukee’s Black residents.
MICAH’s president Rev. Willie Brisco says, “We want to send a message to our city officials and councilpersons that this is a MORAL issue.”
MICAH is calling on all of its collaborative partners and the concerned citizens of Milwaukee to stand …
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By Dr. Benjamin F.Chavis, Jr.
If there was ever the best contemporary time to advance the economic status and condition of the African American community it is now. As of May 2011, the American economy continues to steadily recover and rebound. The stock market in the United States is up and the largest U.S. corporations are reporting record profits. But, the disproportionately high unemployment for Black Americans is still twice the unemployment of White Americans. Black unemployment remains more than 16 percent across America. But, President Barack Obama just …