Unemployment For Young African American Vets Topped 40 percent in 2011

Unemployment For Young African American Vets Topped 40 percent in 2011
The number is even worse for young African American male military veterans who face a 40 percent unemployment rate. Our young men and women in uniform put their lives on the line for all of us so that we may remain free. The least we can do is make
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First African American to Guard ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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First African American to Guard ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – WJW
By Bliss Davis
Fred Moore is the first African American to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary in Washington, D.C.Hear him tell his story.
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* Rep. Kathy Hochul, the darling of the Democratic Party after her surprise special election win last year, is now the states most vulnerable House incumbent thanks to redistricting, the New York Times writes: http://nyti.ms/JPf5cp

* A proposal to reduce the assumed rate of return for New York Citys pensions from 8 percent to 7 percent may not go nearly far enough and reflects a nationwide challenge, the Times reports: http://nyti.ms/LwHg0Z

* A $750 million federally mandated safety program means the MTA will delay LIRR and Metro-North upgrades to ease congestion, even though it already spent $1 billion on safety improvements, the Post writes: http://nyp.st/JHqzoO

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