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EmPower Magazine: Working Twice As Hard: How Do We Close the Unemployment Gap Among Young, Professional Blacks?

By Ciera Burch

“Within the black community, it is often said that you must work twice as hard as our white counterparts to succeed in the workplace. Now, a new report is backing up what many black parents have told their children for generations. The study, Closing the Race Gap, by Young Invincibles, a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Washington D.C., takes a look into why twice as many young African Americans are unemployed and examines the driving forces behind racial disparities in the job market and how higher levels of education can help fight the unemployment gap.” Read more here.