State of Black America

The State of Black America

The Urban League’s State of Black America 2010 – Jobs: Responding to the Crisis, addresses the staggering job losses the country continues to face. Confronting nationwide unemployment, the report outlines an innovation plan to create jobs and put Americans back to work.

Jobs: Responding to the Crisis

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The Urban League believes the following steps will move this country and our urban communities forward toward full economic and social equity.

  • Supporting small businesses
  • Supporting the emerging green economy
  • Education reform
  • And expanding broadband access

Report Outline

The report presents the Urban League’s plan for creating jobs and includes this year’s Equality Index which looks broadly at urban America and examines not only African American, but Latino progress in the key areas of economics, education, health, civic engagement and social justice.

Authors include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial.

Chapters include:

  1. Putting Americans Back to Work: The National Urban League’s Plan for Creating Jobs
  2. African Americans and the Green Revolution – Report from the National Urban League Policy Institute
  3. Education and Jobs – Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
  4. Jobs and Broadband – Rey Ramsey, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of One Economy Corporation
  5. Volunteerism and Jobs – Barton Taylor, President, National Urban League Young Professionals
  6. Small Business Growth = Job Creation – Patricia Coulter, President and CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia
  7. Intermediaries in the Workforce Development System – Demetra Smith Nightingale, Faculty at the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University
  8. Jobs and Healthcare – Dr. Darrick Hamilton, Assistant Professor at Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy
  9. Lessons Learned from the Economic Crisis: Housing in the Post-Bubble Economy – Dr. Lance Freeman, Associate Professor in the Urban Planning program at Columbia University
  10. Job Creation – Secretary Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor
  11. Lessons Learned from the Economic Crisis: Job Creation and Economy Recovery – Dr. Bernard Anderson, Whitney M. Young Professor of Management in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

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Call to Action

Government must act now because many Americans can no longer wait while Washington drags its feet and offers up lukewarm solutions to burning crises. That is why we’re calling you and millions of Americans across the nation to GET EMPOWERED and share your challenges and experiences during this Great Recession.

Next Wednesday, March 17, 2010 on Capitol Hill, the Congressional Black Caucus is hosting a jobs hearing, and I want to share what you are experiencing. I need you to help me tell them just how bad things have gotten for you and your community.

You can send a personal message via email or post a video on our YouTube Channel.

It is your turn to tell how challenging the economy is for urban communities, the unemployed and their families, teenagers, and minority-owned businesses. This is your chance to have your say. Your testimony will be presented to Congress by Urban League President, Marc Morial. This opportunity might never come again. Your voice will finally be heard! You are finally empowered!

Testimonies must be submitted by Tuesday, March 16, 2010 by 12pmEST.

If you’re ready to share your story, submit an email or post a video to YouTube.

Get a copy of the State of Black America 2010 now!