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June : Employment and Blacks in the Workplace
According to the Washington Post since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) started reporting unemployment by race over 42 years ago, blacks have always been unemployed at a higher rate than whites. According to the August 2014 BLS unemployment number, blacks had an unemployment rate of 11.4% which is twice that of whites (5.3%).
According to Diversity Inc. There are six Black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 1.2% of all Fortune 500 CEOs.
June is focused on employment as well as diversity in the workplace. It is well known that diversity is lacking at the top of many of the companies we support. We are not asking for positions, we are saying where are the mentors who are already there and how can we craft more leaders? Many of us have experienced working twice as hard to still be in the same position and know the feeling of training folks who then become our boss. It is not okay that a company has 30% of its employees who are minorities and less than 10% in upper management. We have to call diversity in the workplace to carpet and challenge companies to do better. Employment also means lowering the unemployment rate, by ensuring that individuals in our neighborhoods know how to fill out an application, have interview skills, and know the simple basics of searching for a job. These are simple steps we all can take.
Captain America Negroes, Black Power Americans & Militant Integrationists.
If you've listened to the BAIO network you've heard these terms used frequently, but...what do they mean?
Tonight we will discuss each one in detail and give examples.
"When you throw a rock into a pile of dogs the only one that yelps is the one that got hit." - Unknown
Hour one: Intel. Chris Walker, Intel's vice president and general manager of the notebook product group.
Intel is our guest today in this Intel Sponsor Hour! Each month, we have an Intel representative speaking on new Intel products, services and news stories! Today, we have Chris Walker to discuss what Intel is doing with their 6th Generation Core processor and what it will mean to you.
Hour two: Cyber Black Ops. Sean Galliher, CEO
Today we'll hear all about Fire Dragon, a Network intrusion detection system or NIDS. It's an independent platform that identifies intrusions by examining network traffic and monitors multiple hosts. NIDS gain access to network traffic by connecting to a network hub, switch configured for port mirroring or a network tap. In a NIDS, sensors are placed at choke points in the network, often in the network “demilitarized zone” or at network borders. Sensors capture all network traffic and analyze the content of individual packets for malicious traffic.
Topic: THE STATE OF BLACK AMERICA
Join us at www.thesmokingglasshour.com and if you want to engage in the conversation dial: 773-897-6398
Let's talk about Solutions and not Focus on the Problem.
The National Urban League released its 39th edition of the State of Black America—Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs + Justice, evaluating these issues and their impact on equality in America.
The organization says “the state of black America is in crisis,” and the report’s findings provide a sobering but necessary look into the challenges affecting the black community.
If you are a parent and raising a black boys in America, you have reason to be concerned. Martin Luther, Jr hoped that black people would be judged by the content of their character not the color of their skin, but who cares about character anymore? Join me on November 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm when Ed Barber and Stephen Andrrieux- 2 black men from different generations share their growing up experience in different cities then and now. The call-in number to the show is 713-955-0734.
Every therapist agrees that the impact of a traumatic event goes beyond physical damage. The emotional toll can result in a wide range of intense emotions and it takes time to recover emotional equilibrium. Being Black in America can be extraordinarily stressful. Being treated as “second class” citizen, called names, and being excluded shatter all sense of security, causing feelings of helpless and vulnerability in a dangerous world where feelings of anxiousness and uncertainty. These unsettling thoughts and feelings can only fade if life circumstances change. How to cope with feelings of injustice, racism and covert discrimination is a topic of debate in many Black American communities.
People react in different ways to traumatic events. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to think, feel or respond. The American public is intolerant of the reactions and feelings of Black Americans in Baltimore when they rioted protesting the murder of an unarmed Black American man. The city was put under curfew and the street activists were called “thugs”. There was no effort to send in counselors to help the “traumatized” people with the emotional event.
Persons who ignore feelings will slow the healing process; however, in the Black community, “forgive and forget” is the tenet. Following the killing of nine Black people in Charleston, South Carolina in a church during a prayer meeting by a young White American, statements of “we forgive him” were made before the dead was buried. That is not benevolence; that is denial.
The symptoms of traumatic stress include physical manifestations as well as emotional, such as, pounding heart, feelings of choked up, stomach churning, racing thoughts, raised blood pressure, headaches and difficulty sleeping.
in Self Help
On October 6, 2015 Black Urban America has its first evening show. Starting at 8pm Great show planned with Mr. Maurice Patterson from the society of Black Engineers is our special guest. Join us at 8pm. Live call in (347)989-0180. We can change the way we think with information, knowledge, wisdom and understanding!
Black Americans have been through a lot in this nation. We are seeing movements gaining ground but the one thing they are lacking is a plan. This plan must be something we can get behind. Complaining isn't going to fix our issues at all. Something tangible that we can get behind to change laws is the way to go.
The Real News Behind The News starts our new daily radio show with an explosive episode. We ask the question should black America say F××× France in light of all It's recent and historical racial oppression of black people. Also we give you the real deal as to what is going on in France and how it ties to the war in Syria which we have been telling you about for 4 years now.