The New Bottom Line campaign turned up the heat on the big banks responsible for billions of dollars in mortgage fraud.
With African American unemployment at over 16 percent, the Congressional Black Caucus has launched a series of public hearings and jobs fairs across the country during the month of August.
There's bad news for the nation's 14 million unemployed: Two top experts at the Economic Policy Institute say the jobs slump will continue.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an increase of only 18,000 net new American jobs in June 2011.
DETROIT - They believe that if a negligent slumlord did what he was supposed to, the worst urban blight could be used to generate good jobs.
The unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent in May, up from April's 9 percent rate, signalling a pause in any economic recovery.
Activists joined the national effort for "First Friday Vigils" on behalf the unemployed the day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new unemployment data.
Prospects for redeveloping the Oakland Army Base moved a step forward last week as the City Council voted to extend its negotiating agreement with developers California Capital Group and AMB Corp.
Chicago Jobs with Justice joined with U.S. Uncut and other community allies and marched on the Bank of America, demanding that the financial giant pay its fair share of federal taxes
The nation's official unemployment rate declined ever so slightly for the third straight month in February, down 0.1 percent to 8.9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week.