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Black Graduates Face a Tough Job Market

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Columnist  Black Graduates Face a Tough Job Market Things have improved from the depths of the Great Recession, but for young workers, it’s still going to be slow going.”   College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better than it has been in recent years, but they will still face a tough climb. That climb will be especially difficult for Black college graduates ...

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Many Students Fail to Profit from For-Profit Colleges

                By: Julianne Malveaux NNPA COLUMNIST Many Students Fail to Profit from For-Profit Colleges According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, about 1.7 million people will receive their bachelor’s degrees, and another nearly 750,000 will receive associate’s degrees this May and June. The numbers have been rising over the past 10 years, with 2 ...

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Family Focus: Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families

    Family Focus: Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families Family Focus helps Chicago-area families living in low-income communities give their children the best possible start in life. Family Focus helps families gain the confidence and skills to be the parents they want to be. By offering customized classes, support groups and referral services in a welcoming and caring environment, Family Foc ...

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Black Unemplyment Still Needs to be Addressed

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The problem with having a deadline at the end of the week, is that you miss the opportunity to weigh in on things, such as an election, that happens on a Tuesday.  It is almost torture when you consider the possibilities  face us on November 7 and beyond.  I am hoping that President Obama can pull it off, but I am cognizant of the numbers that suggest that Willard is nipp ...

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Mayor Meets With Ed Gardner and Promises To Hire Blacks

By Chinta Strausberg In a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday, business icon Ed Gardner averted a mass protest on City Hall and emerged from the mayor’s office “some what optimistic” that African Americans will be included on construction sites throughout Chicago. Accompanied by his long-time friend and confidante, Carl McFerren, Gardner, who said last Saturday if he had not heard from the mayor he woul ...

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Unemployment Reaches Lowest Point Under Obama

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After receiving poor marks for his performance in his nationally-televised debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama received a much-needed boost from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report showing that unemployment fell to 7.8 percent in September, the lowest it has been in nearly four years. The September rep ...

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Ed Gardner calls for 10,000 to Join Him Sunday At Construction site

By Chinta Strausberg  Saying he will continue to fight for a fair share of jobs and opportunities, retired businessman and multi-millionaire Ed Gardner Tuesday called for 10,000 people to join him after their 3 p.m. church this Sunday, September 30, 2012, at 95th and Western to demand their equal slice of Chicago’s contractual pie. Gardner, who made his comments on WVON’s Perri Small show on his way to 92nd ...

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EEOC Issues Job Guidelines that Limit Backgroung Checks

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued updated recommendations that urge employers not to misuse criminal background checks in filling job openings. By a vote of 4-1 last week, the commissioners noted that African-Americans and Latinos may find it more difficult to find employment because of the widespread use of background ch ...

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