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Your Quick Reminder That the Black Unemployment Rate is Still Too High

It’s still nearly double the national rate.

Unemployment Rate Ticks Up for Blacks, Drops Overall

There are more than 1.8 million black people looking for work.

'I Can't Be Boxed In' [Video]

Colorlines speaks with black men in Philadelphia who are weighing the balance between what they can achieve through hard work and ambition, and what obstacles they can’t hurdle on their own.

A Day in the Shop [Photos]

Aura Bogado chronicles the work of young men training to become automotive technicians–the kinds of jobs that can lift their families out of poverty.

Why Young, Black Men Can't Work

It’s not just criminal records. The job market for recent high school graduates is shaped profoundly by race and gender.