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The Message To Black Men

The Economic Lynchings Will Continue. .  .black-jobs

“THE CITY’S RECOVERY HAS LEFT BLACK NEW YORKERS BEHIND.”  Blacks Miss Out as Jobs Rebound in New York City

“LESS THAN HALF OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN NOW HAVE FULL-TIME JOBS.” Federal Data Shows Troubling Unemployment, Underemployment Trends

“FOR BLACK MEN, THE JOBLESS RATE INCREASED TO 14.3 PERCENT FROM 12.7 PERCENT.”  U.S. Extends Its Run of Strong Job Growth Another Month: NYT

“BLACK MALE EMPLOYMENT FELL TO THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE THE GOVERNMENT BEGAN KEEPING TRACK IN 1972.”  Black Economic Gains Reversed in Great Recession: AP

“BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT IS A STRUCTURAL PROBLEM THAT HAS RESULTED FROM CENTURIES OF LESS ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND HIGHER-PAYING JOBS.”  The African-American Unemployment Crisis Continues

“IN ORDER TO GET A JOB, YOU MUST ACQUIRE AN EDUCATION AND/OR POSSESS MARKETABLE SKILLS. IN OUR COMMUNITIES, WE TEND TO LACK BOTH.”  Black Unemployment May Exceed 20% by November Elections

UNLESS you, your child, your son, your nephew, your cousin, your friend, your man, your baby’s daddy learns:

  1. How to find a job
  2. How to be a successful applicant
  3. How to be a keep a job
  4. How to set goals
  5. How to be a responsible adult
  6. How to have a good life in a tough world

You/he will be on the count for one of the statistics above!

START HERE: These New York City programs are right in your back yard!
NYC Department of Youth & Community Development Programs
NYC Careers The Dept of Parks is Hiring for the season
Arches: A Transformative Mentoring Program

  1. Get some information
  2. Make some phone calls
  3. Talk to mom, dad, friends, relatives and wifey
  4. Talk to a counselor, any kind of counselor
  5. Talk to your P.O. (yeah, I went there)
  6. Hell, talk to people on the street, if necessary
  7. Get a [legal] job by any means necessary
  8. OR stay in school, go back to school, get trained

Click the links. Read the articles.  Though everything in society seems to conspire against you don’t be a Black Unemployed Male. It starts with you and continues with you through personal, social and political action. Tweet about job opportunities. Post links about job and training opportunities. Your friends will thank you. The community will thank you. You with thank yourself.

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  1. Wow, this is one of the most touching pieces I’ve yet read on this blog. How timely!

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