Black People : Urban League calls for real jobs program targeting the Black community

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Anything but post racial times

    a watered down and unsupported affirmative action national agenda

    a talk about "states rights" the stuff that lead to the confederate army

    and a return to first laid off last hired policies when it comes to us


    FinalCall.com News

    National News
    Urban League: Racial equality gap persists
    By Askia Muhammad -Senior Correspondent-
    Updated Apr 9, 2010 - 2:37:42 PM



    Targeted jobs program needed in bad economy

    WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - "Chronic unemployment" persists in Black communities, which is helping to worsen the racial “equality gap” in this country in education, housing and social justice: That is the true “State of Black America 2010,” according to the National Urban League.

    “I believe that we're at a time of crisis and crossroads,” National Urban League President Marc Morial told The Final Call March 24. “We can't celebrate when the unemployment rate is 15 percent and so many people have lost their jobs. What we can do is be inspired and hopeful that with the president and this congressional leadership team, that we can try to move the ball and get some things done. That's why we've placed so much, so much emphasis on our recommendations. Not just, ‘What is the problem?' but here are real solutions.”

    The NUL's proposed solution? A six-point jobs plan that would invest $168 billion over two years into job creation, job training, greater access to credit for small businesses, additional counseling for those in the foreclosure crisis and tax incentives for clean energy manufacturers who employ individuals in targeted communities.

    The day the “State of Black America” report was released, the House of Representatives passed yet another jobs bill on March 24. It aims to provide tax relief for small businesses and create bonds to help local governments fund infrastructure projects.

    It is one in a string of jobs bills passed by Congress to bring down historically high unemployment rates. Just one week earlier, President Obama signed the HIRE Act.

    But for some Black leaders, that's not enough. Congress and the president need to do more to stimulate job growth in their communities.

    “Congress has passed a number of jobs bills,” Mr. Morial told reporters. “Those jobs bills are excellent steps in the right direction. But this team doesn't need a bunt. This team needs a home run. This team doesn't need a field goal, this team needs a touchdown......

    http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_6875.shtml
     
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    couldn't have said it any better , true jobs are needed more then ever today in
    such mess-up economy......Communities are suffering every where nation wide
     
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    1/10 of the bailout money could have created enough jobs to help folks get on their feet, and out of the hole,
    the way the New Deal did, during the depression.

    The new bill says alot about small business help but , that has never been our problem since we have never eally had any small businesses, that provide food, clothing and shelter,
    and outsiders still own the busineses in our communities from coast to coast,

    and really what bank or agency is going to loan to a new small or startup business, even with the new provisions?
     
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