Congressional Black Caucus

MLK Friend and Advisor: High Immigration that Displaces Black Workers Would ‘Outrage’ King

After spending more than 30 years on the immigration beat, one mystery puzzles me more than the dozens of others I’ve analyzed and written about. Despite overwhelming evidence that the last three decades’ high immigration levels have disproportionately harmed blacks, African-Americans leaders and their constituents have not joined our call for restrictions.

No Job Openings for More than Three out of Five Job Seekers

For two uninterrupted years that began with the 2012 election cycle, federal, state and local politicians have promised to throw their full weight behind job creation.

Explaining the Congressional Black Caucus’ Abandonment of Its Core Constituency

A recent Fox News survey shows that the economic crisis currently engulfing African-Americans is worse than previously estimated. Since the earlier statistics about black unemployment and income were horrible, the fact that the latest data is worse led Fox to label 2011 as “The Great Depression” for African-Americans. [African-American Middle Class Eroding as Unemployment Rate Rises, by John Roberts,, July 28, 2011]

Illegal Aliens Working While Many Black Americas Struggle Though Depression Era Unemployment

On its June 19 evening broadcast, CBS News reported shocking statistics that showed many African-Americans living in New York have to cope with Depression-like unemployment rates.

According to correspondent Michelle Miller, "34 percent of New York's young black men age 19 to 24 are not working."