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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.
This installment of The Forbidden Fruit will look at the subtle affect of white privilege on Black America. With the current social unrest moving throughout the country, the opinions are racially divided. Some people are quick to address the riots as an isolated incidents and not the by-product of a much bigger and more complex problem. How can you ask Black America to forget the past, suck it up and move on? The past is the past, so leave it there..right? Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Subtle White Privilege can be more dangerous than in your face racism. We all need to get along, but at the same time, we have to understand our differences. It's politically correct to say that you don't see color, but is that healthy? Let's address this issue head-on and not just let it fester. There has been a lot of hurt that has been swept under the rug. That rug is getting awfully bumpy.
What white america is asking black america to do, is like an angry mob breaking into your house, rapping the women, beating the men, stealing all the valuables in the house, then setting it on fire, and then a week later showing up and asking you to just don't ever mention it again and suck it up and move on. Yes, you can suck it up and move on, but some very important steps are missing. The attacker never owned up to it, nor did he apologize, nor did he offer to make it right economically. He just expected you to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps, when you didn't have any boots to start with. I think we need this talk here on The Fruit.
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It's impossible to ignore the role that more than four centuries of hatred and inhumane atrocities committeed against African-Americans plays in the stagnated state of Black America. Slave-era slayings have been upgraded to police slayings, sabotaging of property and financing has been upgraded to blockading of Blacks' access to loans, home ownership,qualified employment positions, and fair education. But despite these expected and foreseen sabotaged tactics, White America and many older African-Americans, from parallel viewpoints, believe that there are aspects of Black America's stagnation that falls squarely on the shoulders of Black America itself. Citations of laziness, lack of involvement,failure to vote, or attend meetings are personal uninhibited choices that contribute to the damages of Black America and continues to be a self-erected barrier to progress. Are there parts of our damages that can be fixed by us? Or is White Supremacy atrocities to solely to blame? Join in tonight with your thoughts by calling 347-327-9967 at 10:30 PM EST.
PT 3 STATE OF BLACK AMERICA: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. RECENTLY WE WERE FOUND OUT THAT POLICE IN FERGUSON WERE USING THE PEOPLE AS A CASH COW TARGETING PEOPLE OF THE CITY TO KEEP REVENUE FLOWING THROUGH THE SMALL CITY. IN A REPORT BY THE URBAN LEAGUE IT IS SAID THAT 70% OF BLACKS SAY THEY HAVE BEEN MISTREATED BY THE POLICE ALL ACROSS AMERICA, THAT 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN OUR WHITE COUNTERPARTS.
STATE OF BLACK AMERICA FOR YEARS HAVE SEEN MEN AND WOMEN LOCKED UP WITH MUCH HIGHER SENTENCES AND HIGHER BAILS AMOUNTS...NO ONE WILL GO ON RECORD TO SAY IT'S HAPPENING DUE TO BEING AFRAID OF THEIR JOBS. IT IS REPORTED THAT WHILE WE MAKE UP 30% OF THE POPULATION 60% OF THAT IS IN PRISON. FROM 1970 TO 2005 PRISON POPULATION GREW 700% IS HIGHER NOW FOR SURE.
WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT CRIME ARE BLACKS AND MINORITIES BEING TARGETED ?
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KB AND THE REVOLUTIONARY RYDERS BRING YOU A SPECIAL EDITION LIVE FROM THE 3041 NORTH ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX DEDICATED TO ALL THE "PRAYER HATERS". WITH ALL THE HATE AND OPPRESION IN THIS COUNTRY TOWARDS THE BLACK MAN SOME OF OUR PEOPLE HAVE ABANDONED HAVING FAITH IN GOD AND STARTED SEARCHING FOR OTHER RELIGIONS. THE LEVEL OF DISRESPECT AND BLASPHEMY HAS GOTTEN OUT OF CONTROL. THE TIME HAS COME FOR CHRISTIANS TO STAND STRONG IN OUR BELIEFS. DOES THE BELIEFS IN GOD MAKE YOU AN UNCLE TOM? DO WE PRAY TO A WHITE JESUS?, DOES IT REALLY MATTER WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN AS LONG AS YOU SUPPORT BLACK LIBERATION? WHY CANT WE OVERCOME OUR DIFFERENCES AND STAND TOGETHER TO FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM? TUNE IN TOMMOROW NIGHT TO FIND OUT THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS AND MORE. LIVE AT 7:30 PM CS
Malik Green, author of "The Black-Print" and Host of Black America Rising will give his un-varnished opinion on the true state of Black America. He will call-out all those who "Work Iniquity In Secret." This will be a no-holds-barred rant that will tell it like it is; no matter whose feelings get hurt. It is time that the truth be told!
Continuing our discussion on the state of the youth in Black America and the roles we play in it...
Universally, the unpopular teen will engage in behavior or activities that may seem uncharacteristic to the teen or outrageous to society. For Black youths, the universal standards of popularity are doubled, as just being Black is projected as a disgusting quality, and the horrors they endure because of their race is being divided up between being denied that it exists by Whites who are too uncomfortable thinking that anyone in their community are racists, and Blacks who are too afraid to "rock the boat" in White America. Throw in the generational changes made in the Black community village, and you are left with a volatile group of individuals facing big issues with small aresenals and no experienced leaders to guide them through the process. SInce it's clear that one half of the world has no interest in their betterment, how much of a role does the shunning and inaction of Black AMerica play in the creation of poor self-esteem in its own youth?
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