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About that April 2019 Jobs Report

Dean Baker, Sarah Karp Center for Economic and Policy Research, WBEZ
Aspects of the report are disturbing. Over the last year, the black unemployment rate has risen 0.2 percentage points to 6.7 percent and the white unemployment rate has dropped 0.4 percentage point to 3.1 percent. The rise is all among black men.

Around the Globe, 1.4 Million Climate Strikers Raise a Single Demand

Libby Rainey The Indypendent
Young people across the U.S. and globally walked out of school Friday in an international strike for climate action — reportedly the largest protest against global warming in human history. An estimated 1.4 million people in 123 countries took part.

Chicago’s Moral Debt to Black Youth

David J. Knight Chicago Reporter
The police consent decree fails to make amends to African-American young people, who are both most harmed by the department and a driving force in a city on the cusp of a historic change in leadership.

Whom Is the DSA Reaching? The Teens.

Abdullah Shihipar The Nation
Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, there has been a renewed interest in the Democratic Socialists of America. This has also been a banner year for high-school organizing. Their activism is not new - some are now calling themselves socialists.

Parkland Survivors Come to Kansas City

The March for Our Lives bus tour came to Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kan., on Monday. Parkland shooting survivors joined with local high school students to address gun violence and urge young people to vote.

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