Monthly Archives: April 2009

Bleak Unemployment Statistic for Black men

“Nationally, less than 60 percent of black men age 20 and older were employed in February, the lowest share since the government began tracking such data in 1972, and down from 66 percent a year earlier.”

This statistic jumped out at me from an article, Hanging on to hope on line,” written by Peter S. Goodman in the Boston Sunday Globe on April 5.

How do you respond to a statistic like that? What do you do with the feelings it brings up, specially as a Black woman who is the wife and mother and sister ...