Things have not been working out for the Congressional Black Caucus. Between its 43 members, this year the organization has introduced 40 different jobs bills to address the national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent (and 16.2 percent for African Americans in particular). They’ve met twice with President Obama on the issue. But their legislative efforts haven’t gained enough support to pass through Congress. So they’ve decided to sidestep the usual tactics with a new approach: hitting the road for a multicity jobs tour.  >>read more


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