Black Unemployment Falls but Still Doubles Rate of Whites

Final Call, News Report, Posted: May 19, 2015

The Black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April, for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Despite the improvement, the Black jobless rate is still double the unemployment rate of White workers, which has remained flat since February at 4.7 percent.


Homeless Population in LA County Jumps 12%


Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2015

The homeless population in Los Angeles County rose 12 percent in the past two years to more than 44,000, due to high unemployment, low wages and skyrocketing rents.

No More Tuition Hikes for UC Students as Part of Brown’s Proposal


Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2015

Students at the University of California are getting a two-year reprieve from threats of tuition increases.


Prop. 47's Second Battle -- Getting the Word Out


We'Ced, News Report, Claudia J. Gonzalez, Posted: May 13, 2015

The law that reclassifies some nonviolent felonies as misdemeanors has gone into effect, but many don't know it exists.


16.9 Million More Americans Insured Under Obamacare, Study Says


Asian Journal, News Report, Agnes Constante, Posted: May 13, 2015

Nearly 17 million Americans have gained health insurance since key provisions of the Affordable Care Act were implemented in 2013.


Poor in Pennsylvania? You’re Fracked


Environmental Health News, News Feature, Posted: May 06, 2015

Hydraulic fracturing wells and the pollution from them are more likely to impact poor communities in Pennsylvania.


Student Targeted in Caregiver Wheelchair Scam


Golden Gate Xpress, News Report, Angeline Ubaldo, Posted: May 05, 2015

The story of a deaf mother in need of assistance for her son who uses a wheelchair compelled one student to accept a part-time nanny job.

Korean American Businesses Damaged in Baltimore Riots


KoreAm, News Report, Reera Yoo, Posted: May 04, 2015

Businesses owned by Korean Americans were particularly hit hard by the riots in Baltimore.


Midlife Latinas Are Boosting U.S. Entrepreneurial Numbers


Next Avenue/Forbes/New America Media , News Analysis, Elizabeth Isele , Posted: May 04, 2015

Latinas in their middle and later years have tripled new businesses in the U.S. to over a million, partly due to smart networks like Proud To Be Latina.


Conservative Pundit Takes Three-Strikes for Blaming Baltimore’s Poor


New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 02, 2015

Conservative pundits say Baltimore stems from diminished personal responsibility--not brutality, foreclosures, joblessness and other strikes against the poor.

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