A Narrow Recovery
Nearly one in five black men in the United States is unemployed. And that number gets closer to one out of two in West Brooklyn. Meanwhile less than 10 percent of white men are out of work.
Harry has pointed out the need for a stimulus that boosts employment in urban areas. Others have called on the Obama administration to address black unemployment. But the stimulus efforts, while successful in boosting the overall economy, has failed to adequately deal with the people and the places that have suffered most through this recession.
Mark Winston Griffith will join New York City Councilmember Charles Barron and Ernest Johnson of Strive International tonight at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn to discuss the intersection of these issues, black male joblessness in New York City.
The forum, hosted by City Limits magazine, will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Founders Auditorium, and will focus on how black unemployment is affecting individuals, families, and communities in New York.