ATLANTA- Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network, labor leaders and community activists will hold rallies for jobs and justice in over 25 cities including Atlanta on Friday, December 9.  The Atlanta rally will be held at Providence Missionary Baptist Church (2295 Benjamin E. Mays Dr. SW) from 6 to 8 pm.
Reverend Gerald Durley, Pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church will be joined by Mary-Pat Hector, National Youth Director , NAN, Senator Vincent Fort, State Senate District 39, Nancy Flake-Johnson, CEO Atlanta Urban League, Joe Beasley, Executive Director of Rainbow Push Coalition, Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan, Ga House District 39, Derrick Boazman News-Talk 1380 WAOK Radio, Host of  Too Much Truth and others.

The rallies will be held as a follow-up to the mass march for jobs and justice that NAN held October 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  The December 9th rallies will continue to focus on growing economic disparity, lack of employment, and equality issues.  The 25-city rallies will also call attention to key issues that have not yet been remedied relating  to the disproportionate layoffs of Blacks, Latinos and other groups, and the growing wealth gap. The rallies will be held in cities that are most impacted by joblessness and attacks on workers rights.

According to a release from the National Action Network, over the decade ending in 2009, median family income fell by $3,800.  African American unemployment is at 15%.  Black wealth has diminished, and so too has the existence of much of this nation’s Black
middle class.

According to a study released earlier this year by the Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California, Blacks were 30% more likely than other workers to be employed in the public sector. While the private sector has added 1.6 million jobs as reported in a recent New York Times article, public employment has seen massive layoffs across the board.

Cities where NAN Rallies are taking place:

New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Cleveland, Ohio
Indianapolis, IN
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Houston, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Akron, Ohio
Memphis, TN
Montgomery, AL
Shreveport, LA
Baltimore, MD
Detroit, MI
Boston, MA
New Haven, CT
Columbus, MO
Newark, NJ
Charlotte, NC
Columbus, Ohio

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Comments (2)
  1. Moni says:

    this is a whole waste of time
    when – those in power have worked for 30+years to dumb american down…
    no matter what race they are.
    As far as “Blacks were 30% more likely than other workers to be employed in the public sector.” they are taking jobs now that the 2nd and 3rd generation could have the jobs are now being Privatized”.
    When you have a person like Bill Gates asking for more work visa to be handed out to fill the positions he needs and makes himself look good by putting a few computers in URBAN schools… tells me THEY WANT THE MIDDLE CLASS DEAD.

    I also feel, marching for jobs that are now in Guam or India, is a waste of time.

    if AL Sharp was paying attention to CLINTON we would have been informed years ago., then i ask WHO is paying him to keep people stupid.
    They can NEVER bring the Troops home in Mass, because they need them DEAD.

    When they called up the National Guard to go fight a war – Everyone should have stopped to think – WHY…. because these people who were the solid middle class would have question – If i am spending money to educate my child for jobs that they will never get… would be a problem for the Elite….
    If the middle class realized that their kids can’t compete because they are not taught to speak a second lang… they would be angry…. so they sent them to war – and women on the ground is just there for Men to use for sexual healing.

    The next time you see a pregnant, Latina or Asian, realize in the stomach is worth more to employer to Shamika or Dakota….
    So I would march to have term limits on Congress…
    I would march to see from Nursery School american children are taught 2 other lang other then English,
    I would march to have commercials of any thing from Toys to shoes have warning ” IF THE HEAD OF HOUSE HOLD YEARLY INCOME IS UNDER $XXX” you can not afford this item.

    If blacks in the late 60’s & 70’s – got more of a education instead of creating the STRONG BLACK WOMAN – and her children with out fathers in home common law or marriage, and those that were educated in business and finance could have gone to Africa and created a global economy as the Koreans and Indians have with their home boys, where as a Race would we be today…. both the Indians and Koreans own so much of our hair industries, which is one business in any hood that will always make money LOL

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