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The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched a “For the People” Jobs Initiative in response to alarmingly high unemployment rates in Black America, offering hope to many Black job seekers during these troubling economic times.

theGrio had a unique vantage point on the tour, having streamed all five stops and having sent correspondents to moderate each of the town halls.

But what is in store for the initiative in the future? reports:

What we heard was a consistent complaint from the CBC that the president was spending more time in rural towns in Iowa than in the black community; that the White House was shrinking from addressing black communities by name; and that the president and his team weren’t pursuing the kinds of “targeted” — meaning targeted at poor and black communities — economic remedies the CBC supports.



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