Since the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement I've been captured by the opportunity to complete the unfinished business of the Civil Rights movement. Yes, I believe that the Occupy Movement offers Black America an opportunity to address income inequality in a way that was not possible during our Civil Rights struggles of the 1960's. There is a historical reality that has found Black America locked into the American underclass that continues to produces generations of Black families condemned to life cycles of poverty.
I've been personally involved in the Occupy movement since November. I marched and protested in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. Before the Occupy Movement, I know of no better vehicle that has presented itself that affords our leaders and communities an opportunity to united behind an idea that can change America for the better.
Please share your questions and answers to the proposition that "the Occupy Movement can empower Black America". Of course, Occupy is destined to empower the 99%.
If the public is interested in a dialogue on income inequality,www.greaterdiversity.com will have its blog up and running in the near future and publish highlights in its weekly hardcopy publication.
Very high levels of unemployment are expected to remain high through the 4th quarter of 2012, a new EPI report finds. In No relief in 2012 from high unemployment for African Americans and Latinos, EPI Director of the Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy program Algernon Austin reviews unemployment rates by state for African Americans, Latinos and whites. He finds that the 25 states where African Americans are experiencing unemployment rates of 10% or higher will continue to do so through 2012, as will the 14 states where the Latino unemployment rate is 10% or higher.