With 40% of Americans supporting the president’s rhetoric and policies, America remains extremely divided. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Are Blacks Warming Up to Trump?

WASHINGTON INFORMER — For the record, since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking unemployment statistics based on race in the 1970s, the rate of Black unemployment today, 5.8 percent (compared to the overall unemployment rate of 3.8 percent) is at its lowest percentage ever. However, economists emphasize that the downward trend first began under President Barack Obama, further noting that the numbers do not take into consideration those who have stopped looking for work, many of whom are Black. […read more]

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., administers the Constitutional Oath to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh in the Justices’ Conference Room, Supreme Court Building. Mrs. Ashley Kavanaugh holds the Bible. Credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.Credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Law

Meet Kim Jackson, Brett Kavanaugh’s Black Supreme Court Law Clerk

MICHIGAN CHRONICLE — Kim Jackson, who is Black, joined Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy and Sara Nommensen as Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court law clerks. She is a Yale Law School alumnus just like her boss, according to the Washington Post, which also reported that “two of the three African Americans clerking at the Supreme Court this term previously worked for Kavanaugh.” […read more]

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Chicago Defender

Here’s Why Black Unemployment Fell In September and (Hint) Trump Has Nothing To Do With It

CHICAGO DEFENDER — The African-American unemployment rate went from 6.3 percent to 6 percent, the second lowest on record behind 5.9 percent in May, according to the U.S. Labor Department who released the report on Friday. The decline suggests that Blacks had a less tough time with finding work. However, the change was little compared to August’s job report. […read more]

Business

Home prices show strong gains in April

[USA TODAY] The pace of home price increases stayed strong in April with prices up 12.1% year-over-year, CoreLogic says. The annual increase is the biggest in more than seven years. Prices were up 3.2% in April from March. “Increasing demand … coupled with low inventory, Read More