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PHILADELPHIA | Trump’s boasts ring hollow in some black communities

PHILADELPHIA — It’s one of President Donald Trump‘s favorite talking points in promoting his administration’s success: the record low rate of black unemployment. But on a recent sunny afternoon in Vernon Park in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood, that victory seemed hollow. As children laughed on the playground, several black men — some out of work, others … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Trump’s boasts ring hollow in some black communities

PHILADELPHIA | In black neighborhoods, Trump’s economic boasts ring hollow

PHILADELPHIA — The record low rate of black unemployment is one of President Donald Trump’s favorite talking points in touting his administration’s success. But while black employment may have improved, that hasn’t translated into broader economic gains. That’s partly because African-Americans are still disproportionately toiling in lower-quality jobs. Black people make up roughly one-fifth of … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | In black neighborhoods, Trump’s economic boasts ring hollow