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I want to be sure Americans know why unemployment remains too high these days. I want to be sure Americans know it is in our hands, we the people, to bring down the unemployment figures. Unemployment is high and more than one group is at fault, for different reasons. There's enough blame to go around. It's mostly about greed and some of it the greed is because of need. How can you willfully, daily, hurt the country you confess to love?
Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson, speaking at The National Press Club, on 4/8/2013 said the nation “would never tolerate white unemployment at 14 and 15 percent.” Black unemployment has been double that of white Americans for more than 50 years. The black youth unemployment rate is more than 40 percent nationally. In some cities, unemployment for black working-age males is more than 50 percent. Let’s look at this, but first let’s look at some history.From 1900 to 1954, blacks were more active than whites in the labor market. Until about 1960, black male labor force participation in every age group was equal to or greater than that of whites. During that period, black teen unemployment was roughly equal to or less than white teen unemployment. As early as 1900, the duration of black unemployment was 15 percent shorter than that of whites; today it’s about 30 percent longer. To do something about today’s employment picture requires abandonment of sacred cows and honesty.
Why don’t we as black people support black business? I have a theory as to why we don’t but I wanted to hear it from my colleagues, friends, and business associates. Below is a list of reasons I was given when I asked other blacks why they thought blacks don’t support their own:
They give poor customer service
They are only trying to make a quick buck and don’t care about their customers
They sell cheap products / below average services at exponentially high prices
They don’t guarantee their products / services
They are very unprofessional / ghetto
The #1 reason given by blacks for not supporting black owned business is that black businesses are ghetto & unprofessional. Sadly in some cases this is true but when it’s not and those businesses that .
Part 2 of 3: Originally Aired July 21, 2013
Dianne Linderman talks about freedom in America and why we are being bystanders rather than standing up to defend our freedoms. Dianne shares her experience in running a business and what types of employees she encounters today. Why is the unemployment rate so high in America, while it's so hard to find good workers?
Find out more about Dianne Linderman on her website: http://www.everythingthatmattersradio.com/ and be sure to get Dianne's book series (for kids of all ages!) titled How to Become an Entrepreneurial Kid.
Eric Balkman and Dave Gerczak discuss how much trust can be put into Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas on Sunday and what your Week 12 expectations should be for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. The hosts are also joined by Bill Hunter whose first--and only--high stakes team sits in fourth place overall in the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) going into the league playoffs. Plus, the guys answer your calls, emails, tweets and more all on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!
Many older American are going back to school to get retained for the jobs in this stumbling and unstable economy, they will have to compete with high school and collage graduates not to mention foreign worker for what little job that are being created. What good become of raise the minimum wage if the American people don't have job? We would like to hear from you the American people tell us what affect this slow economy is having on you your family, yours friends and you community come know and love join the descussion with J.Dove @CoabsmRadio tonight
Eric Balkman and Dave Gerczak are joined by Gerry Schwartz whose only HSFF team sits in third place in the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC)--the largest high stakes fantasy football contest in industry history. The three guys will talk about the return of Kyle Rudolph and the relevance of Marqise Lee. Also, Balky and his wife also reveal the sex of their unborn child live on air. Plus, the guys answer your calls, emails, tweets and more all on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!
Immigration reform is not about Blacks and Latinos. Immigration reform includes people from countries all over the world and it is about citizenship. Immigration reform is necessary not just because people have crossed into United States illegally or are here undocumented. Immigration reform is necessary because we are a country of immigrants. Immigration reform is necessary because without it employers will continue to exploit workingclass citizens and non-citizens. A pathway to citizenship is for the good of all America. Right now, our broken immigration system benefits only the 1% and those who are the puppets of the 1%. Black unemployment and citizenship for the illegal and the undocumented are not a rivalry issue about immigration. We all immigrated here except for Native Indians and stolen Africans. And every since Africans were freed from slavery, unemployment has been high for African Americans. Self-employment kept African Americans living. Self-employment became part of the black code law that put African Americans at the mercy of slave wages. So there is nothing new in 2014 about Black unemployment. Unemployment for Blacks has always been higher than unemployment for any other groups of Americans. Pre-President Obama, Blacks experienced first fired last hired. Had it not been for family/communitiy way of life over the decades, and creativity that has been handed from one generation to the the next, where would Black families be today?
Highest unemployment is the norm in Black communities and for Black Americans
Poor living conditions reflected in shelter and transportation means
Consumption of foods not for nutrition value but based on value of available funds
High imprisonment for lessor offenses
No protection under the law for hangings and rape at will
Eric Balkman and Dave Gerczak discuss what their fantasy football expectations for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson are for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season and how far new starting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez can take your squad. Dave and Balky are also joined by Rick Ramaker who has managed his team into second place overall in the Footballguys Players Chanpionship. Plus, the guys answer your calls, emails, tweets and more all on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!
Believe it or not, contributing and giving back is one of our biggest human needs. The great strategist Tony Robbins lists it amongst the top 6 needs we have as humans, and it’s especially true amongst high-achievers who are focused on ore than making a great life for just themselves.
Listen in as JT discusses the power of contributing to a something bigger than ourselves, and how it relates directly to our own success and achievement.
Fly High, Fly Fast, Fly Far!