It looks like the job market in America ended 2015 off on a high note as American employers added about 292,000 jobs last month, which keeps the unemployment rate at 5% for the third consecutive month.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he is prepared to fight, even sue the NFL if it becomes necessary if the league continues to hold his career in limbo, according to sources.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country.
In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black women earn just 62 cents to a white man’s $1.
Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be a white woman.
A group of black contractors in Chicago said they are tired of losing out on jobs in their own communities, especially to larger companies.
So as the Chicago Housing Authority opens a bidding process for a project that includes the renovation of a public housing community on the city’s south side, community members, organizations and black contractors are demanding that one company be excluded from the bid.
Ever since Google unveiled its numbers in terms of diversity regarding its work staff, the company has been making an effort to fix the lack of women and people of color in its offices.
Just 17% of Google employees are women, but a new initiative is seeking to change that.
For the first time in the history of the company, Facebook released its diversity report to the public. The results reveal a huge race and gender gap in terms of employment.
The following post originally appeared on ColorLines as part of its “Life Cycles of Inequity” series. The series explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on a life stage or event in which that impact has been shown to be particularly profound. Previously, we focused on implicit bias in the classroom. This piece was written by Kai Wright, and appears under the original title, “Why Young, Black Men Can’t Work.”
According to a study released by researchers at Princeton University, negative stereotypes about black gay men has very little impact on their salary.
The research is described in a paper titled “The Positive Consequences of Negative Stereotypes: Race, Sexual Orientation and the Job Application Process“, and challenges the commonly held idea that membership in multiple marginalized groups leads to more discrimination.
Two black workers at a cotton warehouse in Memphis have filed charges against the business for racist behavior executed by its supervisor.
The men say their manager called them “monkeys” and even told them the water fountain and microwave were for white people only.