One Way That Going to College Pays Off Less for Black People Than White People

How the Recession Damaged Blacks With College Degrees

by Slate

Why the disparities? Black and Hispanic graduates have far more debt and less family income than whites and Asians. And when the value of... Read More

Study: Hard Times Can Make People More Racist

Recession Leads to More Racism

by #teamEBONY

A new study shows that tough economic periods make people more prejudiced against those with darker skin. People perceive race differently during an economic... Read More

How Long-Term Unemployment Affects Men

How Long-Term Unemployment Affects Men

by #teamEBONY

"More than one in six men ages 25 to 54, prime working years, don't have jobs—a total of 10.4 million." That portion of the... Read More

Millions of Americans Brace for Loss of Unemployment Benefits

Millions of Americans Lose Long-Term Unemployment

by Slate

1.3 million Americans are set to lose their unemployment benefits today, as a special federal program to support the long-term jobless expires. Anyone who... Read More

Blacks More Optimistic Than Whites About Economy

Blacks More Optimistic Than Whites About Economy

by #teamEBONY

Growing up as a Black teen, John Harris III says he wasn't always sure about what he wanted to do with his life. But... Read More

So Hipsters Aren’t the Economic Boon Some Urbanists Thought They’d Be

Gentrification Isn’t Helping Urban Economics

by Jezebel

Remember how the creative class of writers, artists, urban cheesemongers, professional tricyclists, novelty button manufacturers, food truckers, and artisan mustache-growers was supposed to supplant... Read More

US gains 157,000 jobs, jobless rate rises to 7.9 percent

US Gains 157,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Rises

by The Grio

U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in January and hiring was stronger over the past two years than previously thought, providing reassurance that the job... Read More

US economy adds 155,000 jobs, unemployment rate stays at 7.8 percent

US Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Stays at 7.8 Percent

by The Grio

U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense fiscal negotiations in Washington. The job growth... Read More

Poor College Students, Thwarted by Debt

Poor College Students, Thwarted by Debt

by #teamEBONY

As America struggles to recover from the Great Recession, college students are suffering from the growing economic chasm it left behind. Instead of being... Read More

US economy adds 146K jobs, rate falls to 7.7 pct.

US Economy Adds 146K Jobs

by #teamEBONY

The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said... Read More