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It’s that time of the year again when you’re bombarded with tons of back to school commercials, followed by the fall window displays and that signature end-of-summer breeze. For many college students, it means buckling down and hitting the books again (yes, less Facebook and Twitter time), but why do so without gadgets that will make college life easier? As part of our Back to School coverage, BlackEnterprise.com has selected six tech apparatuses you should invest in this semester. —Janel Martinez

10 Free Resources for Learning New Job Skills

Ways you can up the ante to rebound from unemployment

Madame Noire tells 10 free ways you can learn new skills and redevelop the ones…

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Small Businesses Created 71,000 Jobs in August, According to ADP National Employment Report

Black Enterprise and Walmart Focus on Jobs

BE and Walmart head to Los Angeles in the second job creation forum

Black Enterprise and Walmart head to Los Angeles in the second job creation forum

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Wake-Up Call: How a Young Bachelor Rebounded after Getting Laid Off

Real-life lessons of triumph over unemployment

Marc, 32, thought his job as a manager in the telecommunications field was safe, until…

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Only Ex-Convicts Need Apply: Detroit Hosts Special Jobs Fair

City Council pushes to combat high jobless rate, give second chance

Seeking to combat the rising unemployment in Detroit — in a population where a significant…

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How to Answer the Most Common — And Difficult — Job Interview Questions

Come with your A-game to avoid tanking during the job seeking process

Here’s how to answer typical interview questions that job candidates commonly flub.

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Online Job Connections: Social Media by the Numbers

Many unemployed turning to Facebook for leads

How more job seekers and employers are utilizing Facebook to find employment opportunities and fill…

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What You Can Learn From Harvard Law School

Black attorneys' reunion demonstrates how to use alumni networks to increase your clout

Over the past few weeks, many of us will attend the annual round of fall…

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Never Give Up: How A Senior Professional Turned Unemployment Into Career Triumph

One woman overcomes depression to embark on next phase of her career

Unemployed for more than two years, Marie, 60, was able to transition into a new…

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According to reports, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is at a major low as concerns for his re-election increase. With black unemployment at more than 16% and a still recessionary economic climate, the morale among supporters is undeniably shaky.

Despite the negative overall outlook on the state of the U.S. economy, there have been notable milestones in Obama's presidency. NewsOne has compiled 40 reasons to laude Obama's presidency from the capture of Osama Bin Laden to his new initiative that seeks to put veterans back to work.

40 High Points of Barack Obama’s Presidency

Despite low approval rating, here are reasons his White House term can be lauded

Though his current approval rating is at an all-time low, here are 40 high points…

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity During Job Seeking

Don't make yourself vulnerable to fraud and scams when looking for work

Here are 5 tips on how to protect your identity and avoid scams while looking…

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5 Reasons Internships Aren’t Just for College Students

At any age or career level, considering internships can help boost job seeking success

Internships can provide job seekers who are looking for a career change or who have…

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Has the State of the Economy Made You Lose Your Ambition?

Don't let a bleak outlook overshadow your optimism for success

How to manage keeping a bright outlook on your career future in the midst of…

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Got Fired? Here’s Advice from Someone Who Was Downsized and Thrived

The author shares her personal story of bouncing back after losing her job

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In mid-September 2011, the U.S. Labor…

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When Networking and Hooking Up Collide

Some people work several agendas in the name of professional connections

When networking and scoping out for dates collide, how does one appropriately balance the two?

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Mudslinging in politics and the press makes it a challenge to learn the facts about President Barack Obama’s record so far in office.  You would think that healthcare policy is the only area in which he has had an impact.

Being a business owner and concerned citizen, and knowing that entrepreneurship and business growth are ultimately going to be the driving forces of new job creation, I decided to go on a fact-finding mission to learn more about what President Obama has done for entrepreneurs and small business.  Here are five facts that we never hear about in the mainstream press. —Felicia Joy

5 Ways President Obama Has Helped Entrepreneurs

Don't be fooled by the headlines, the commander-in-chief supports small business

While many focus on the President’s healthcare policies, he has also made great strides in…

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SAGGING CLOTHES: The only thing worse than sagging jeans is sagging dress pants. The stereotypes associated with men who sag their pants are all negative. A professional seeking career success shouldn’t want those unfavorable labels to follow them on the job. It’s best to choose well fitting, tailored pants that aren’t too tight, too short, too long or too big and are complimented with a belt.

	Visit BlackEnterprise.com/style for more Fashion Week coverage as well as features on how you can upgrade our professional style profile!

10 Ways Your Style Is Hindering Career Success

Avoid these fashion don'ts while in the office

When it comes to workplace success, image speaks volumes. Avoid these 10 fashion faux pas…

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Are You Following Your Passion to Find Career Success?

Finding your calling may hold the key to happiness in professional pursuits

To turn your calling into your career, leave fear at the door and kick down…

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10 Signs of an Outdated Resume

Don't miss out on a job opportunity because you fell behind on updating your resume

Avoid disqualifying your resume because of outdated practices. These 10 things signal that you’re now…

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So you've made it through the undergraduate experience and you're headed into the job market. You've done your internships, volunteered and built up a pretty nice professional and social network. As part of <a title="our Back-to-School coverage" href="http://www.blackenterprise.com/backtoschool/"><strong>our Back-to-School coverage</strong></a>, BlackEnterprise.com offers this step-by-step guide to finding career success, from the search, to the interview, to salary and benefits negotiations to keeping the job. <i> --- Janell Hazelwood </i>

From College Graduation to Career Success: Your Step-by-Step Guide

How to successfully transition from college student to working professional

Here’s a step-by-step guide for college graduates to finding career sucesss, from job search to…

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3 Ways to Overcome Past Mistakes to Land the Job Today

How to explain criminal history and termination with honesty and dignity

How to explain criminal history and termination with honesty and dignity

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5 Reasons Every Student Should Launch a Startup Business While in College

How getting a head start as an entrepreneur could change your future

Small business expert Felicia Joy tells how getting a head start as an entrepreneur while…

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"How will my business make money if no one wants to pay?"

5 Surefire Ways to Ruin Your Chances of Getting the Job

Don't make mistakes that could disqualify you from being hired

Aisha Taylor details 5 ways job seekers can disqualify themselves from getting employed after the…

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7 Things You Should Be Doing After a Job Interview

Remain proactive to find job-seeking success

Madame Noire details what a job seeker should do after landing the interview to remain…

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How to Get a New Job While Still at the Old One

Follow these five steps so you won't end up taking a major career loss instead of a career change

Consider these tips when searching for a new job and avoid having to compromise your…

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5 Ways to Beef Up Your Skills for Job Seeking Success

Having just a bachelor's degree won't cut it in today's competitive job market. Use these strategies to help you be prepared

Consider these 5 tips to beef up your knowledge and propel your career success

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CBC Launches Jobs Initiative to Include Town Hall Meetings, Job Fairs

Legislators want to raise awareness, provide employment resources

Among other efforts to push legislation that will create jobs among an African American population…

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7 Ways To Blow a Job Interview

Don't make these critical mistakes when trying to get the job

Having a solid resume is only part of landing the job of your dreams, you…

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Words are key. Your resume should include as many relevant keywords as possible. Avoid using general terms like “good communication skills” and “team player.” Instead, use keywords that match exactly what the employer is looking for. For example, if you’re pursuing a career in marketing, words like “research” and “promotions” will jump off the page and of course show up more on job search engines. Don’t waste precious resume space by using overused words that don’t mean much.

3 Reasons You Should Seek Professional Resume Help

The advantage of getting valuable consulting on your resume is priceless

Here are 3 reasons its a good idea to seek out the services of a…

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How to Shake Last-Minute Interview Jitters in 5 Minutes

Use these tactics to get rid of nervousness and ace your interview

The weight of the competition and the thought of being dismissed can leave you anxiety-ridden,…

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Black Enterprise President & CEO Butch Graves welcomed the attendees to the forum and previewed what was to come

20/20 Vision Forum: Black Enterprise and Walmart Talk Employment

20/20 Vision Forum, focused on Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the Next Economy

Black Enterprise and Walmart presented 20/20 Vision Forum: Job Creation and Career Opportunities in the…

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Get the Pay Raise You Deserve

When it comes to your salary, don't just settle for less

A capable and skilled professional should never feel obligated to continue working for an employer…

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WATCH: Al Sharpton’s 3 Steps To Job Seeking Success

National Action Network president says it takes vision and strategic action to combat joblessness

The Rev. Al Sharpton, in a speech at the Black Enterprise 20/20 Vision Forum, urged…

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Cool Jobs: 10 Professions That Make the Daily Grind Worth It

The Atlanta Post highlights 10 cool jobs where the perks match the work.

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Making the Most of Job Seeking on Social Networks

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

Maximize your chances of landing a position by using proper strategy

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No Luck Finding a Job? Widen Your Search Net

Take the nontraditional route to find career opportunities

Columnist Aisha Taylor details nontraditional ways to find a job

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Let Recession Be a Motivator for Your Career Progression

Career expert Aisha Taylor tells you how to revive your career despite challenges

Career expert Aisha Taylor gives tips on how to create your own job opportunities

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Don’t Be Afraid to Consider Relocating to Get Your Dream Job

Proper research and planning are key in a long-distance job search

Job search expert Aisha Taylor says, though a long-distance job search can be stressful and…

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6 Twitter Accounts to Follow to Get the Job

These tweets can bring you that much closer to job seeking success

Twitter accounts that can help you get that much closer to the job of your…

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We all could use more ways to save money. And why not conserve the earth while doing it? Here are a few ways you can conserve energy -- and cut expenses -- by being eco-friendly.

5 High-Paying Jobs and How to Get Them

Mix fulfillment and financial prosperity with a career in these industries

Columnist Aisha Taylor offers a guide to careers in high-paying industries

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In the News: President Obama Talks Candidly on ‘60 Minutes’; OWN CEO Christina Norman Dismissed; Ad Age Ranks GlobalHue No. 1 African American Agency

Headlines around the web

President Barack Obama talks Osama takedown on '60 Minutes' (Image: File)

President Obama Talks…

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How the Government Can Help Reduce the Jobless Rate for African Americans

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells why the government needs to step in

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells how government help would remedy problem

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This Week on Our World: Valerie Jarrett on Obama’s Job Plan for Black Americans

Host Marc Lamont Hill with Obama's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, plus Rev. Al Sharpton and Jeff Jones

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with…

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In today's job market, hiring managers see hundreds of resumes cross their desk and in boxes every week. So what's the best way to be sure yours shines above the rest and gets you an interview? Check out these five tips to ensure your resume gets noticed and leads to call backs for opportunities. —Aisha Taylor

Get Hired!: 5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

Job seekers tips for a stand-out resume

Check out these five tips to ensure your resume gets noticed and leads to call…

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Get Hired!: Expert Solutions on How to Land Your Dream Job

Top answers on getting professional training, HR opportunities and changing careers

Black Enterprise editors answer questions from job seekers on advancing their career and finding job…

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Get Hired!: 4 Tools Every Job Seeker Needs for Career Success

Essentials you should have to get the job you deserve

BlackEnterprise.com presents the tools for success with job seeking and trying to advance your career.

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Washington Report: Black Unemployment Rate Increased in March While Overall Rate Declined

Politicians weigh in on what's needed to lift employment in our communities

Politicians weigh in on what’s needed to lift employment in our communities

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WATCH: One-on-One With Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

In an exclusive interview on 'Black Enterprise Business Report,' Editor-in-Chief Derek Dingle sits down with the nation's CFO

In an exclusive interview, BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle talked with the nation’s chief…

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Obama’s Plan To Win The Future

State of Union calls for innovation, education and reform to move the nation

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama sought to rally the nation as…

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What Do You Want Obama to Say Tonight?

Political pundits and economists weigh in on what the President should address in tonight's State of the Union

The state of the union is an annual occasion in which a president receives more…

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Rescuing Communities of Color

The whole world prepares for Obama's first State of the Union Address of 2011 and his plans for our financial recovery

With less than a week before President Obama’s State of the Union Address, political and…

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Go the non-profit route with  ModestNeeds.com  Founded in 2002 by Dr. Keith P. Taylor, Modest Needs offers three types of grants: back-to-work grants, independent living grants and self-sufficiency grants. The site offers  'flouting maximum grants' of up to $1000 or 7.5% of your documented, annual household income per family unit. “They provide bridge grants, basically to kind of get you through times like these,” says Kenneth L. Johnson, president of East Coast Executives (ECE). For more on unemployment benefits, read: Time’s Up: Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire So You’ve Been Fired…Now What

5 Ways To Maintain After Losing Unemployment Benefits

Here�s what you can do to stay afloat post-long-term unemployment benefits

Here are five ways to deal with the ending of extended unemployment benefits.

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Time’s Up: Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire

Federal extended unemployment benefits ended Nov. 30, threatening to leave the jobless without much needed resources

The Senate’s decision not to renew federal extended unemployment benefits became a reality when yesterday’s…

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So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: The Accidental Entrepreneur

The CEO of My Golf Concierge LLC shares how he went from job seeker to accidental entrepreneur

Ty DeLavallade’s story is part of a larger trend, known to many as accidental entrepreneurship,…

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So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?: How to Get Back in the Game

Experts prep job seekers with tips on re-entering the applicant pool

Blackenterprise.com spoke with reinvention strategist and founder of ME Unlimited Marshawn Evans, CEO of Full…

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So You’ve Been Fired… Now What?

6 steps to take immediately after getting the axe

Here are steps to take upon being terminated from employment, whether you were fired or…

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Soledad O’Brien on Why Some Black Families Struggle Financially

CNN's 'Black in America: Almighty Debt' host sheds light on the origin of our financial woes

“The impact of decades of slavery, Jim Crow and unfair hiring practices are still…

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Tax Insider: Tax Tips for the Unemployed, Part 2

Expert advice that individuals and businesses can use to stay abreast of tax news and rules.

If you’re unemployed tax credits can help reduce the taxes you owe and put more…

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Tax Insider: Tax Tips for the Unemployed, Part 1

Expert advice that individuals and businesses can use to stay abreast of tax news and rules.

You can’t wish your taxes away just because you’re unemployed. Here are three steps to…

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Economista: Top Job Search Websites

A money guide for the 20-somethings

Aside from CareerBuilder and Monster.com, there are a number of websites that will help you…

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African American Unemployment Rate Inched Higher in July

Jobless rate grew to 15.6% for blacks, while overall rate is unchanged at 9.5%

The unemployment rate for African Americans was edged slightly higher in July to 15.6%, from…

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Unemployment Benefits Extended

Millions of jobless will receive retroactive payments within a month

African Americans whose unemployment insurance checks stopped coming as Senate lawmakers engaged in weeks of…

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CBC Launches Attack on GOP Over Unemployment Benefits

Senate's continued roadblock of jobless benefits extension hurts blacks

Millions of Americans are losing their unemployment benefits because of the Senate’s stalled efforts to…

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Consumer Protection vs. Financial Misdirection

Congress pushes banking reform but balks on unemployment benefits. Here�s what you should do.

There’s been a quite a stir in Washington these days. Depending on your status, the…

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POLL: Financial Reform Legislation, Unemployment Benefits

Will your money be protected? Will unemployment benefits hurt us?

Today, on the Warren Ballentine Show, Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle, discussed the…

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Unemployment Rate for Blacks Inched Lower in June

Payrolls drop by 125,000, reflecting loss of jobs for Census workers

The unemployment rate for African Americans inched slightly lower to 15.4% in June from 15.5%…

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New Study Reveals Same Old Reality for Blacks

African Americans continue to lose ground in employment

Even with the news that the black unemployment rate dropped from 15.9% in May to…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Jobs bill fails in Senate; House narrowly passes campaign finance law; White House gambit to end homelessness

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus sharply criticized Republican senators at a press conference…

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Uncle Sam To Phase Out Paper Checks

If you receive unemployment, social security or other benefits, your check won�t be in the mail

If you’re looking for your unemployment or social security check, don’t bother waiting by the…

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Facebook App Helps Users Find Jobs

What are friends for? With this tool, they could help you land your next gig.

If your network equals your net worth you may be sitting atop Fort Knox. Hire…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

African American jobless rate contracts slightly; White House AIDS summit

The nation’s unemployment rate, fell to 9.7% in May from 9.9% in April, due in…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Rand Paul backtracks on race comments; Small business bill advances

Fresh off his victory in Kentucky’s GOP Senate primary in which he defeated a mainstream…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Jobless rate at 16.5 % for African Americans; Fattah jockeys for chairmanship

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is looking for individuals to serve on a National Advisory Council…

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

African American jobless rate; Making college affordable

Until this week, when President Barack Obama for a second time signed into law a…

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Urban League Report Offers Solutions to Economic Crisis

'State of Black America' details plan to offset effects of recession

In the 34th edition of the its State of Black America report, the National Urban…

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Black Jobless Rates Worsened During Recession

African Americans face longer stretches of unemployment than whites

The Joint Economic Committee delivered sobering—yet unsurprising—statistics on black unemployment rates in a report titled…

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Black farmers settlement; education enforcement; another jobs bill; aid for Haiti

National Black Farmers Association President John Boyd, Jr. fears that Capitol Hill lawmakers won’t meet…

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

CBC lawmakers vote against jobs bill, saying it falls short

When the House votes on the $15 billion Senate jobs bill later today, it may…

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African American Unemployment Rate Shrinks to 15.8%

Overall joblessness remains steady at 9.7%

The unemployment rate among African Americans improved slightly in February, shrinking from 16.5% to 15.8%…

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Positioning Yourself for an Opportunity

15 proven small-business action items to take advantage of the weak economy

With high unemployment, now is the time to position yourself as an authority in your…

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Tackling Obama’s Domestic Agenda—Round Two

Melody Barnes talks job creation, small business initiatives

Whether the issue is related to unemployment, education or healthcare, Melody Barnes represents one of…

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.7%

Annual adjustments show fewer jobs in economy despite rate drop

The Department of Labor reported today that in January, the U.S. unemployment rate decreased from…

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Ask Your Advocate: Can Unemployment Lead to Bankruptcy?

I’ve been unemployed for the last six months, and I’ve spent most of my emergency…

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Transcript: State of the Union Address

Obama focuses on economy, healthcare, housing in speech

Transcript of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address – As Prepared for Delivery
Madame…

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Obama Resets Agenda in State of the Union Address

Tax cuts, unemployment, national debt are top issues

President Obama vowed to not abandon plans for longer-term fixes to healthcare, energy, and education…

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Can This Woman Get You A Job?

The stage is set for Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to play a leadership role in solving American unemployment

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (Source: Lonnie C. Major)
It’s about an hour before President Barack Obama…

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Top Senate Democrat Lays Out Deficit Curbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat wants to make it more difficult to run…

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White House Advisers Promise Sharper Focus On Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A politically shaken White House promised Sunday a sharper focus on jobs…

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Wal-Mart Cuts About 11,200 Sam’s Club Staffers

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Sunday it is cutting about 11,200 jobs…

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Alabama Unemployment Highest In 26 Years

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s unemployment rate has risen to 11 percent — a 26-year…

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Florida Unemployment Numbers Increase In December

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More people were jobless in Florida last month than live in…

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AP Top News At 11:35 A.m. EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, wracked by high unemployment,…

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Obama Takes Latest Jobs Message To Hard-hit Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, wracked by high unemployment,…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, already wracked by high…

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Unemployment Rose In 43 States Last Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 43 states last month, the government said Friday,…

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Obama’s Report Card: One Year Later

An assessment of the president's first year in office

It has been one year since history was made in the U.S. with the inauguration…

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Black Unemployment Spikes to 16%

National jobless rate holds steady, but expected to continue rising

As the beleaguered economy hobbles along, employers shed 85,000 jobs last month holding the unemployment…

By Renita Burns

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White House Says It’s Planting Seeds for Jobs of Tomorrow

Economist Jared Bernstein talks new plan for job creation

“These new programs are targeted at getting the quickest and the biggest bang for the…

By John Simons

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Poll: Was the Jobs Summit Political or Productive?

Majority said it was necessary to boost the economy

Majority of respondents to a BlackEnterprise.com poll said the White House Forum on Jobs and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Unveils New Job Creation Plan

President outlines a new effort to spur job growth

President Barack Obama unveiled a package of new enhancements to his administration’s efforts to revive…

By John Simons

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Obama on the Record: Job Creation and Economic Growth

Full text of the president's address at the Brookings Institute, as prepared for delivery

Full text of President Obama’s plan to increase job creation and spur economic growth.

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Fighting For Recovery With Jobs

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett talks strategy, teamwork

Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle conducted a one-on-one interview with White House Senior Adviser…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Unemployment Still High Despite Rate Decrease

Men, youth share disproportionate burden of joblessness

While the unemployment rate seems to be taking a slight turn for the better, in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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White House Forum Seeks Strategies to Put America Back to Work

Obama, CEOs present ideas to reduce unemployment

The White House brought together 130 business leaders, entrepreneurs, labor officials, economists and mayors Thursday…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 9-13

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 9 – Nov. 13

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Is Your Job Search Tax Deductible?

If you�re on the job prowl, Uncle Sam can help

Just the thought of searching for a job can be exhausting. With all these necessary…

By Renita Burns

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How to Handle Your Severance Package

You may have more options than you know

Once you’ve been offered a severance package, it’s tempting to accept it right away. With…

By Benice Atufunwa

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How Recent Graduates Are Navigating the Job Market

Young jobseekers talk challenges, alternatives

The “Class of 2009” balloons have long since deflated and that graduation bouquet is now…

By Renita Burns

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Is Obama’s Recovery Plan Working?

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Is the U. S. economy on the mend? As the Obama administration marked its first…

By Derek T. Dingle

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News Roundup

Jobless rates for blacks declines; Twitter use high

News Roundup

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Authentic Networking

How you can build and maximize your contacts in todays economy while remaining genuine

How strong is your network? If you’re planning on a change in employment status, voluntarily…

By Brittany Hutson

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Multimillion-Dollar Grant Competition Funding New Job Training

Recovery act to pay for training, job placement

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday a $220 million competition to fund projects training…

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Unemployment Hits 26-Year High

Signs of shoring up economy slow as joblessness jumps

Employers cut 467,000 jobs from the economy in May, pushing the unemployment rate to a…

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College-Educated Blacks Hardest Hit by Unemployment

College-educated white workers still had a relatively low unemployment rate of 3.8% as of March…

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40 Best Companies For Diversity: Where the Jobs Are

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase. Do you have what these organizations are looking for?

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase.…

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Unpaid Furloughs Instead of Pink Slips

How both employees and employers can benefit

At the quarterly faculty/staff assembly at Stillman College last August, several employees expressed concern about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Unemployment Hits 25-Year High

Healthcare sector sees boost despite bleak climate

The nation’s unemployment rate jumped to 9.4% in Ma, marking a 25 year high, according…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Five Tips for Securing a Summer Internship

You may not have a gig yet, but it�s not too late

Summer is approaching, and if you’re bummed because you didn’t get that stellar internship or—let’s…

By Renita Burns

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Closing the Wealth Gap

Fight continues in promoting financial freedom for minorities

Even before the financial crisis hit Wall Street, the net worth of the average American…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Unemployment Rate Hits 8.5%

Companies shed 663,000 jobs in March

The nation’s unemployment rate soared to 8.5% in March, according to the Bureau of Labor…

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Obama Hosts Cyber Town Hall

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Well, it is great to see all…

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The Cutting Edge: ‘Just in Case’ Recession Specials

Companies offer deals tailored to an uncertain job market

Yesterday, I blogged on recession-friendly deals companies are offering. But there’s more to the wave…

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Weekly Address: Homeownership

Yesterday, we learned that the economy lost another 651,000 jobs in the month of…

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Day 46

The president signed a resolution to ensure that the government continued to be funded until…

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Health Coverage After Job Loss

When Byron Wesson of Dayton, Ohio, lost his job
as a manufacturing engineer at Delphi…

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Identifying Your Skill Set

What you should know first before looking for a new job

In the second of our three-part career survival guide, BlackEnterprise.com offers tips on identifying your…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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How to Avoid Being Obsolete in These Turbulent Times

An executive recruiter gives advice on staying relevant

Career Survival Guide: Tools to assess your skills & tackle the job hunt.

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Weekly Address: Compromise

Yesterday began with some devastating news with regard to our economic crisis. But I’m…

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The Cutting Edge: Lost Your Job? Find Out Who’s Hiring

Exhausting all options in a sour economy

If the horrid specter of a dismal job market has you feeling uneasy, or if…

By Renita Burns

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National Outsourcing Firm to Offer Free Job Advice

Hot lines help job seekers

To help job seekers improve their odds of success in this highly competitive employment market,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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New Economic Policy Post Announced

Position created to help tackle rising unemployment

To combat the economic challenges facing America, President-elect Barack Obama’s administration has decided to take…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Jobs, Baby, Jobs

Sen. Barack Obama greets workers at a 3 p.m. shift change at the Chrysler machining…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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