The old saying “Last Hired and First Fired” that has been imbedded in Black American culture is ringing true – at least the later part. Recent data paints a worrying picture for African Americans, as unemployment figures have increased notably. Since April, 267,000 more African Americans are unemployed, contributing toContinue Reading

The U.S. Census Bureau records historical poverty data among American families using its Current Population Survey and Annual Social and Economic Supplements (chart below). In 1967 about one third (33.9%) of all Black families lived below the poverty level compared to only 11% of all families in America . ByContinue Reading