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Re: An Ugly, Ugly, Ugly Deal

EbonyRose ·
That's a whole lot of speculation, supposition and innuendo in that commentary. He must belong to a "Liberal" organization. It really gets me that people like him who complain that the extension of unemployment benefits is next to nothing .... are always people who are working ... and not depending on that unemployment check for their or their family's survival. And the ones who say the same about the "working poor tax cuts" ... are never part of the "working poor." They always seem to have...
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The Secret To Creating Jobs That Wall Street Doesn't Want You To Know

sunnubian ·
The Secret To Creating Jobs That Wall Street Doesn't Want You To Know Posted on October 20, 2011 by Brandon Found on CenterNewDream’s Youtube channel . Originally submitted by Ellen K. This entry was posted in Corporate Influence , Economic Fairness , Environmental , Eye-Opening , Jobs , Videos and tagged Wall Street . Bookmark the permalink .
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Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

sunnubian ·
Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012By Chika Oduah5:58 PM on 11/07/2011 READ MORE: Barack Obama, Election2012, Black Voters, Optimism, Polls  President Barack Obama greets people after...
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Payroll Tax Cut Deal Reached In Congress

sunnubian ·
 Payroll Tax Cut Deal Reached In Congress  First Posted: 02/16/2012 12:58 amUpdated: 02/16/2012 12:58 am  WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year,...
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Saving Government Jobs To Keep Playing Field Level

sunnubian ·
American Voices: Tricia Rose on saving government jobs to keep the playing field level By Tricia Rose December 16, 2011 My father worked for more than two decades as a bus driver and supervisor for the city of New York. Today, well into his retirement, he has a modest pension and health benefits. But the stability and opportunity afforded to my father and our family by city employment is being threatened for the current generation, especially in communities of color. My father’s job was part...
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Economist: Black Unemployment Stays High Because Blacks Don’t Give Up Looking

sunnubian ·
Economist: Black Unemployment Stays High Because Blacks Don’t Give Up Looking June 12, 2014 | Posted by Nick Chiles Tagged With: black unemployment rate , director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race Ethnicity and the Economy (PREE) , discouraged workers , Valerie Wilson , white unemployment rate 1186 While the Black unemployment rate in the U.S. for the past several decades has remained stuck at double the overall rate, an African-American economist suggests that this is...
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A Brief History of Why We Still Have Tax Breaks for Companies That Ship Jobs Overseas

sunnubian ·
A Brief History of Why We Still Have Tax Breaks for Companies That Ship Jobs Overseas There was a lot going on in the news last week, so no one would blame most Americans for missing a key vote in the U.S. Senate. On July 30, 42 Senators, 41 of them Republican, filibustered a bill called the Bring Jobs Home Act, which would have ended tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and eased the tax burden for companies who wanted to bring jobs back to the United States. Let’s be clear...
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An Ugly, Ugly, Ugly Deal

sunnubian ·
Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by Campaign for America's Future Blog An Ugly, Ugly, Ugly Deal by Robert Borosage On New Year's Day, the Senate and House passed a "fiscal cliff" deal by respective votes of 89-8 and 257-167. The deal has some good parts. It lets the Bush tax cuts expire on the wealthy, raises the estate tax marginally and increases taxes on capital gains and dividends a bit. Unemployment benefits are extended for a year. Tax boosts for the low paid workers – the child...
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With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

sunnubian ·
With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement February 2, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff AFRICANGLOBE – The release of the jobs numbers yesterday showed that the U.S. economy added 157,000 new jobs in January, causing a slight rise in the jobless rate, up to 7.9 percent, while Black unemployment remained stagnant at 13.8 percent. The statistics provided by the Labor Department were below the expectations of economists, who were predicting gains...
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Unemployment Falls To 7.5 Percent, Black Unemployment Rate Remains At 13.2 Percent

sunnubian ·
May 3, 2013 By D.L. Chandler Share 8 Share on email The Labor Department released its April jobs report Friday morning (May 3), highlighting a slight drop in the overall unemployment rate. With the rate dropping to 7.5 percent from 7.6 percent in March , jobless numbers for the African-American community remain at a sobering 13.2 percent. RELATED: Expert: Black Unemployment Compounded By White Favoritism During Hiring In April, 165,000 jobs were added to the economy, a small improvement over...
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Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

sunnubian ·
Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy By Travis Gettys Friday, December 27, 2013 13:59 EST Topics: chomsky ♦ mainstream media ♦ noam chomsky The world faces two potentially existential threats, according to the linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “There are two major dark shadows that hover over everything, and they’re getting more and more serious,” Chomsky said. “The one is the continuing threat of nuclear war that has not ended. It’s...
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Fox Regular Art Laffer: The Minimum Wage Is Just The "Black Teenage Unemployment Act"

sunnubian ·
Fox Regular Art Laffer: The Minimum Wage Is Just The "Black Teenage Unemployment Act" Blog ››› 4 hours and 34 minutes ago ››› EMILY ARROWOOD Frequent Fox guest and former Reagan economic advisor Art Laffer argued for the abolishment of the minimum wage for some workers, describing the law as the "black teenage unemployment act." He added that the federal requirement "makes no sense whatsoever." Laffer, the so-called father of trickle-down economics , appeared on the January 8 edition of Fox...
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Unemployment Video

Xumbrarchist ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ssIhiD8kKM Xum .
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Re: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

EbonyRose ·
Well ... according to this article ... nobody's employment (Black or otherwise) showed any improvement. Nor does it mention the statistic that "small businesses" added the same number of jobs in the same month ... which would actually bring the job creation total to over 350,000 people hired in total. It also doesn't suggest that Black people should create their OWN businesses or get re-trained or (re)educated in 'private sector' jobs so that they aren't at the mercy of a shrinking...
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Re: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

MaynardJ ·
This is what happens when you allow yourselves to become useful idiots. The liberals/democrats are ecstatic that they have found a group of people that has the low brainpower that is necessary for them to be used.
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Re: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

SeptimusServerus/kraaal ·
With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement – ok…but with the violent hip-hop culture of gold teeth, earrings, sagging pants, tattoos and no education or specialized skills to speak of, - this is the perfect recipe that will guarantee particularly in the inner-cities that black unemployment remains high for decades to come!!!
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Re: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by SeptimusServerus/kraaal: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement – ok…but with the violent hip-hop culture of gold teeth, earrings, sagging pants, tattoos and no education or specialized skills to speak of, - this is the perfect recipe that will guarantee particularly in the inner-cities that black unemployment remains high for decades to come!!! It's not as if ALL African Americans have "gold teeth, earrings, sagging pants, tattoos and no...
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Re: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

Yemaya ·
Here we go with these class based stereotypical presumptions.
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Re: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by SeptimusServerus/kraaal: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement – ok…but with the violent hip-hop culture of gold teeth, earrings, sagging pants, tattoos and no education or specialized skills to speak of, - this is the perfect recipe that will guarantee particularly in the inner-cities that black unemployment remains high for decades to come!!! .... Amen to that!! Although .... (being ever the optimist) ... I am hopeful that that condition will...
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Re: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

Kocolicious ·
@ Sista ER: Isn't that ALL we've saying lately? In the thread "School turnaroud.." didn't "WE" comment that unemployment of this generation has mainly been due to laziness and the lack of DRIVE? Isn't that the HIP HOP culture? Oh okay when folks put "numbers" to it then it becomes a reality? GTFOH!!! I've been seeing this slipping wayyyyyy before the economic crisis. Who's gonna hire a person who is toooooo lazy to take those gold teeth outta his/her mouth, who refuses to pull up his pants...
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Re: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

Kocolicious ·
Correction : It is my wish for the newer generation that they are NOT fooled by the fake falseness....
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Re: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

EbonyRose ·
You know, Ms. Koco .... In a word .... the bottom line to all of this is that our people - but especially our young'uns - lack MOTIVATION .... to do anything that is in their benefit or will help them obtain any kind of success!! I can't for the life of me figure out WHY that is!?!?!? But, when it comes down to it ... there is just NO initiative ... NO inclination .... NO sense of ambition ... to WANT to put forth even a little bit of EFFORT to find ways to better or improve themselves!!
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Re: With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

Kocolicious ·
@Sista ER: I don't get it either. But I truly blame the parents. Cuz many of 'em are from the hardcore gansgsta rap era and they see nothing wrong with their children doing absolutely NOTHING and behaving self-entitled. They don't know the monsters they've created and one day down the line they are gonna regret being enablers. One day they are gonna be seniors and still taking care of their GROWN children who will be too LAZY to go get a job or find a place of their own. I've seen it. And it...
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Re: Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

Muhammad Cipher ·
Lesson for Black activist, reevaluate who and what you're paying attention to. Clearly Chomsky has been marginalized, but the issue is the effect of that marginalization. Chomsky is so known and "in demand" for his political activism and views people don't know that his formal training and work is in linguistics. The lesson for Black people is that what Chomsky represents are viewpoints that do NOT fit into the narrow American framing of social issues. There's video of Chomsky discussing the...
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Re: Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

Jalil ·
“If there ever is future historians, they’re going to look back at this period of history with some astonishment,” Chomsky said. “The danger, the threat, is evident to anyone who has eyes open and pays attention at all to the scientific literature, and there are attempts to retard it, there are also at the other end attempts to accelerate the disaster, and if you look who’s involved it’s pretty shocking.” The mind is trampling the heart. What I am astonished about right now is that no one is...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
I can ONLY speak for myself....I am MORE optimistic now [that we have BLACK president] than I EVER been since the death of my child-had lost all hope and confident not only in the judical system....but! Also in society as well. But! Despite the current wave we are challenged with today....I'sa feel soooooooooo good about the future. But! That's just me. Hal. La. Lu yer!
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Yeah....sometime Hope and Dope have similar affect. Withdrawl is a b'th though.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

EbonyRose ·
Well, I think it was a very well written article!! I would agree with everything it said!!! I also don't think there's anything wrong with being optimistic and having a positive outlook .... considering the alternative is to be pessimistic, negative and without hope. Considering where we've had to come from due to forced enslavement, Black people have pretty much ALWAYS had to be hopeful for a better day!! And thank God ... 'cause that's probably about the only way we've been able to achieve...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Well....there is some kind of psychosis happening in the black community. Its akin to the psychosomatic reaction from a placebo, otherwise known as the "Placebo effect". President O bomb a produces the placebo effect upon our people. It's evidenced by another study, earlier this year, which indicated that blacks believed they were doing better now than 5 years ago, depite all the data that shows a marked decline in our standard of living.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
Noah! Why are YOU such a deliverer of negativity? Why are you MR DOOM? I would be very interested in knowing what kind of bed time stories you READ to your kids. Cuz man...I haven't heard you EVER say anything REMOTELY close to positive. Please....just tell me it isn't true. You are not the bearer of bad news. Please don't. Is there ANY thing you feel good about? Really. This is not a rhetorical question. I'm serious. I do know you have a sense of humor...but! What else is there about you...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Yemaya ·
Who was that article written for??? And I was never questioned... I suppose that its because I'm not in the right group of blacks.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

roarin1 ·
Bulls*it. The amerikkkan media anymore is at best disingenuous and in reality, just flat out lyin'. And since when does the Grio align itself with NBC News and the WSJ? They say that statistics (in this case 'polls',) are like a drunkard leaning against a light pole, partially for illumination, partially for support. That drunk above needs some serious support....better still....rehab. Capitalist! Anything for a dollar! Oooohh just..... bulls*it !!
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I don't consider myself "Negative". If one is looking at the world through rose tinted glasses and they describe what they see......I simply point out the view without the tint. The speaker of truth makes few friends. Truth is often more painful, as well as stranger, than fiction. Hence, to bring truth is often to bring pain or discomfort. Pain and discomfort are, in turn, seen as negatives.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

sunnubian ·
Actually, African Americans have always been pretty optimistic considering the circumstances that many of us live under and the totality of our history in America. We always believe that things will get better or at least that there is a possibility of things getting better. We definitely know that many thing are better than they were. If African Americans were not optimistic, or at least more optimistic than pessimistic, we would let the gross racism in this country stop us, yet we do not,...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
Noah the Africa:I don't consider myself "Negative". If one is looking at the world through rose tinted glasses and they describe what they see......I simply point out the view without the tint. The speaker of truth makes few friends. Truth is often more painful, as well as stranger, than fiction. Hence, to bring truth is often to bring pain or discomfort. Pain and discomfort are, in turn, seen as negatives. Yeah you are. The world consist of negative AND positive. That's how life is...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
@ Sista Sunnubian. You are sooooooooooooo right! I am always fasinated with how you think. Brilliant. Absolutely. And the key to our existence is because we ALWAYS looked at life positively and optimistically....even as SLAVES! Yet a link dropped off during the aftermath of the civil rights movement. I think we DON'T love each other like we used to or maybe had to. I think we learned to be self-centered like massa....and the difference is we can't AFFORD to do that. Massa has always been a...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Don't integrate your PERSONAL pain into a discussion about politics. When the standard of living for African Americans is goiing backwards, and not forwards....the TRUTH is negative....regardless of how optimistic you are.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
I do what the HELL I want. Got that. Fun ended.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
Lemme say this again. I do what the HELL I want. Got that? Fun ended.
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Lemme say this again. I do what the HELL I want. Got that? Fun ended. Then you will continue to make no sense. Its always fun for me
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
Maybe I WILL continue to make no sense to you....but! You are NOT in my brain, you do not acquire my intellect/wisdom/experience. So what does that mean? Your. VOTE. DON'T. count. Not in my life anyway. Here's another lesson learned: can't be NICE to kneegrows. Nope. Nada. But!
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nuggyt ·
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Noah The African ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I think that it is safe to say that few people on this forum "vote counts" to other members of this forum when they are disagreed with. Yet, we continue to go on with exchange despite not careing. What does that say about us then?
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: If African Americans were not optimistic, or at least more optimistic than pessimistic, we would let the gross racism in this country stop us, yet we do not, we continue to get educated, work, plan for a future, we continue to look for work no matter how many times we are discriminated against, we continue to look for the best or a better place to live and raise our children, no matter how many times we are still being discriminated in housing and home loans,...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

EbonyRose ·
Here is an example of what "hope" and "optimism" can bring ... even when there is, seemingly, no reason to engage in either!! Innocent Man Freed After 17 Years in Prison for Nothing Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call, on 10-28-2011 14:26 Favoured 11 LOS ANGELES - After serving 17 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Obie Anthony walked out of a Los Angeles County Jail Oct. 4 and joined the ranks of many men and women across the U.S., who were...
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Re: Poll: Black Americans more optimistic, enthused about 2012

Kocolicious ·
@Noah....don't use YOUR words to twist my meaning. I said your vote don't count when it comes to what is inside my mind, my perspective...etc. Cuz to me THAT doesn't make sense Unlike you...I can engage in convo with complete disagreement...it's called a debate or a difference of an opinion. Have nothing to do with caring....not a thang! As you can see through the years...I have debated with almost everyone here including YOU.... so slow your roll when trying to fit me in your backward...
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Re: Saving Government Jobs To Keep Playing Field Level

Yemaya ·
Maybe we need to rethink this entire attitude of getting government jobs.
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Re: Saving Government Jobs To Keep Playing Field Level

sunnubian ·
I understand Yemaya, but government jobs account for a large chuck of the African American jobs pool. So, the thing is, also, that we need to see the attack on "government jobs" as an attack on the African American jobs pool. Because when you factor in the age-old racial discrimination, the neo-Obama racial discrimination, the already higher than average unemployment rate into the equation of the attack on government jobs you are looking at the African American unemployment rate reaching...
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Re: A Brief History of Why We Still Have Tax Breaks for Companies That Ship Jobs Overseas

Momentum ·
Now ain't that a bitch!?! Let's really understand why our economy is in the tank. For 8 years under the Bush Administration, deregulation and corporate tax cuts and incentives allowed these "job creators" to "create jobs" OVERSEAS. All of these AMERICAN companies decided to ship 70 thousand manufacturing facilities over the last 2 decade to China, India and other places like them and pay slave labor wages, just so a few plutocrats and oligarchs can stuff their filthy pockets and inflate...
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Re: Economist: Black Unemployment Stays High Because Blacks Don’t Give Up Looking

GoodMan ·
She's an economist and doesn't she know that there are about 4 different unemployment rates that calculate a variety of different things. She just going off the official one, U3. Even if we stopped looking, the U4 that also factors in discouraged workers, it would still be high. Matter of fact, I bet U4 for African Americans are pretty damn high. Seems like silly media trying find something that nobody know.
 
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