Jobs Bill

Four days after President Obama laid out the American Jobs Act for Congress, he took his message to a public forum attended by over 100 African Americans at the White House and live-streamed over the Internet, imploring them to help get the bill passed. “We are at a critical juncture in our country and this […]

Our Atlanta radio station, Majic 107.5, recently had an interview with White House senior advisor and  assistant to the president for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett called into the Steve Harvey Morning Show today to discuss the American Jobs Act, which President Obama unveiled to America in a televised speech to Congress […]

Last night, President Obama gave his long awaited speech on the $450 billion jobs bill that he is looking to pass through Congress. The reception to his speech was positive from both Democratic and Republican commentators. Now all the president has to worry about is whether Republicans will help him out on this bill, or […]

A Washington Post/ABC poll revealed a sharp decline in support for President Obama from his liberal African-American voter base over his jobs agenda. The number of liberal Democrats who strongly support Obama’s record has plummeted from 53 percent to 31 percent. The number of African-Americans who support Obama’s performance on the economy once stood at […]

A recent review of job vacancy postings on sites like Monster.com, CareerBuilder, and Craigslist revealed that hundreds of employers said that they consider, or strongly prefer, people currently employed or recently laid off. This places the 14 million unemployed American in a very dire condition. Unemployment is already scathing the country, and now it could […]

Roland Martin talks with Van Jones about his new initiative to get Americans back to work called Rebuild the Dream. From RebuildtheDream.com: Van Jones called this new wave of energy the “American Dream Movement.” It’s growing stronger by the day, and it’s not going away until Americans can find jobs, afford to go to college, […]

DETROIT–Magic Johnson said via Twitter that he plans to create jobs in his hometown Detroit. He teased that he will also be making a “big announcement” in the near future. A second tweet read, “Look forward to help putting people back to work in my home state.” Read More At WchbnewsDetroit.com RELATED: Magic Johnson Brings […]

With African American unemployment at 15 percent and climbing, many Black Americans are struggling to find jobs on websites at companies  interested in diversity. But with BlackPlanet.com and Monster’s partnership for diversity jobs, many African Americans have been able to get in touch with companies who are looking for different faces and perspectives in their […]

NewsOne is proud to welcome our new cartoonist Kevin Eason. You should expect new pieces from Kevin on a weekly basis as he tackles topics in popular culture ranging from politics, sports, and entertainment. Today, he took on the American job market and how “dry” it is. Check it out for yourself. Kevin Eason is […]

Roland Martin talk with Harold Lewis a franchisee and a member of the BMOA (Black McDonald’s Operators Association) about McDonald’s announcement to fill 50,000 jobs on April 19th, 2011. According to Lewis McDonald’s hopes to fill a wide variety of positions ranging from entry level to management and corporate positions. LISTEN: