Recession

'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.

Reality Returns: Huge Black Job Gains Disappear in February Report

The sudden, sharp drop in black unemployment that set economists buzzing in January appears to have in fact been so much statistical noise. The [February 2012 job numbers](http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t02.htm) are out and black unemployment went right back up, to 14.1 percent (roughly double that of white unemployment, a disparity that has held for decades).