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Obama wins   election night small square 11.3 percent Barack Obama was elected 44th President of the United States in an Electoral College landslide. Obama won 52 percent of the popular vote and 349 electoral votes.
Happy new year   resized small square 12.6 percent
Inauguration day 2009   resized small square 12.6 percent Inauguration Day, Barack Obama sworn in as 44th President of the United States
Black history month resized small square 13.4 percent
Arra logo small square 13.4 percent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 President Obama signs American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Black worker   march 2009 small square 13.3 percent
Black men in the recession   april 2009 small square 15 percent "Weathering the Storm: Black Men in the Recession"Center for American Progress releases report, “Weathering the Storm: Black Men in the Recession”
First 100 days   april 29 small square President Barack Obama marks 100 days in office Anderson@Large: Obama's First 100 Days
Arra logo small square 14.9 percent Recovery Report: 100 Days, 100 Projects Bottom line: “In the first 100 days since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, we have obligated more than $112 billion, created more than 150,000 jobs and helped communi¬ties and tribes in every state and territory.”
White house logo small square White House releases special report on African Americans and ARRA African Americans and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Black music month small square 14.7 percent Employment status of the civilian population by Race, Sex and Age The national unemployment rate is 9.5 percent, the highest in 26 years. Since the recession began in December 2007, the economy has lost a net total of 6.5 million jobs.
Obama and sphinx  reuters  small square Remarks by the President at Cairo University Remarks by the President at Cairo University
Arra logo small square 14.5 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
Black male job applicant small square 15.1 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age The overall unemployment rate jumps to a 26-year high of 9.7 percent, up from 9.4 percent in July. Employers cut 216,000 Jobs in August.
Black job seekers   sept timeliine small square 15.4 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age The overall unemployment rate is 9.8 percent, up from 9.7 percent in August. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that since the start of the recession in December 2007, the number of unemployed persons has increased by 7.6 million to 15.1 million, and the unemployment rate has doubled.
Job seekers   october timeline small square 15.7 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age The overall unemployment rate is 10.2 percent. More than 190,000 Americans lost their jobs in October. The largest job losses were in construction, manufacturing and retail trade.
Job seekers   december 2009 small square 15.6 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
Job seekers   december resized small square 16.2 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age In an interview with USA Today, President Obama rejected calls for a targeted plan to address the jobs crisis in the black community: "I will tell you that I think the most important thing I can do for the African-American community is the same thing I can do for the American community, period, and that is get the economy going again and get people hiring again."
Job seekers   january small square 16.5 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age State of the Dream 2010: Drained Jobless and Foreclosed in Communities of Color http://www.faireconomy.org/files/SoD_2010_Drained_Report.pdf The jobless rate for black men is 17.6 percent compared to 9.1 percent for white men. More than 43 percent of black teens, age 16 to 19, are unemployed.
Sharpton jealous morial at white house small square 15.8 percent ARRA & the Economic Crisis - One Year Later: Has Stimulus Helped Communities in Crisis? Obama Holds ‘Urban Economy Summit’ http://andersonatlarge.typepad.com/andersonlarge/2010/02/obama-holds-urban-economy-summit.html
Job fair   march 2010 small square 16.5 percent We Count! The Black Agenda is the American
Measuring the movement photo small square 16.5 percent Measuring the Movement On April 17, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network hosted a national leadership forum, “Measuring the Movement,” during which black leaders outlined a 12-month action plan. Updated reports on the organizations’ progress in achieving their goals will be posted to Tracking Change Wiki.
2010 census logo small square 15.5 percent The State of Urban JobsThe economy gained a net 431,000 jobs in May, largely due to the hiring of 411,000 temporary Census workers. Private employment increased by only 41,000 much less than the 180,000 forecasted. The unemployment rate for black men declined (from 18% to 17.1%), as did the rate for black women (from 13.7% to 12.4%).
Arra logo   phila. custom house cropped small square 15.4 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age On June 18, President Obama broke ground on the 10,000th Recovery Act Road Project in Ohio. Obama’s message: Let the Summer of Recovery begin! http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/06/18/president-obama-breaks-ground-10000th-recovery-act-road-project-let-summer-recovery-
Black job seekers   august 2010 small square 15.6 percent Summer of Recovery The black jobless rate is nearly twice that of whites (8.6%). There was a dip in black male unemployment (16.7% compared to 17.4% in June). Black female unemployment rose to 12.9% (up from 11.8% in June), primarily due to Census layoffs. Black youth unemployment is 40.6%.
Reclaim the dream rally small square 16.3 percent Al Sharpton's 'Reclaim the Dream' event brings thousands to honor MLK
Black man   i need a job   september  2010 small square 16.1 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age While black male unemployment rose to 17.6 percent, black female unemployment fell to 12.6 percent. Black youth unemployment is 49 percent, up from 45.4 percent.
Standing up for change small square 15.7 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age On October 2, One Nation mobilized tens of thousands of progressives to march on Washington for “jobs, justice and education for all.”
Black female voter   i voted small square 16.0 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
Rock center   christmas tree small square 15.8 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
February 2011 happy new year   january jobs report small square 15.7 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
Black%20hand%20on%20classified%20ads small square 15.3 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age Black male joblessness dipped to 16.2%, from 16.5% in January. Black youth unemployment fell to 38.4% , from 45.4%. The black female jobless rate is 13.0%.
Black%20male%20job%20seeker%20 %20november%202010%20timeline small square 15.5 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age The black female unemployment rate fell to 12.5%, from 13.0% in February. The black male joblessness rose to 16.8%, from 16.2%. Black youth unemployment increased to 42.1%, from 38.4%.
Mcdonald's%20national%20day%20of%20hiring small square 16.1 percent McDonald’s National Hiring Day Private sector employment increased by 240,000. McDonald's alone added 62,000 jobs. Black male joblessness is 17.0 percent, up from 16.8 in March. Black female joblessness rose to 13.4 percent, from 12.5 percent. There was a slight dip in black youth unemployment to 41.6 percent, down from 42.1 percent.
Job%20fair%20 %20march%202010 small square 16.2 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age The overall unemployment rate edged up to 9.1 percent; only 54,000 jobs were added to private and public payrolls. Black male joblessness rose to 17.5 percent, from 17.0 percent in April. Black female unemployment rate was unchanged at 13.4 percent. There was a slight decline in black teen unemployment to 40.7 percent, from 41.6 percent.
Folk%20art%20 %20i%20need%20a%20job small square 16.2 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age The overall unemployment rate edged up to 9.2 percent. Private employers added only 18,000 jobs. There was a drop in black male joblessness to 17.0 percent, from 17.5 percent in May. Black female unemployment rose to 13.8 percent, from 13.4 percent. There was a slight decline in black teen unemployment to 39.9 percent, from 40.7 percent.
Black%20male%20job%20seeker small square 15.9 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age The overall unemployment rate is 9.1 percent. The black male jobless rate unchanged at 17.0 percent. Black female unemployment is 13.4 percent. Black youth unemployment is 39.2 percent.
Cbc%20job%20fair%20atlanta%20 %208.18.11 small square 16.7 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
Black%20job%20seekers%20 %20september%202011 small square 16.0 percent Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age The overall unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.1 percent. Black unemployment fell from 16.7 percent to 16 percent. Black male joblessness dropped from 18.0 percent to 16.8 percent. Black female unemployment rate dipped slightly from 13.4 percent to 13.2 percent. There was a slight dip in black teen joblessness from 46.5 percent to 44.2 percent.