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Category Archives: Future of Work

HBCU Online Education Offers Perfect Balance

The U.S. Department of Education (National Center for Education Statistics, 2011) reported that Blacks are more likely to enroll and complete their entire academic undergraduate coursework online (Moore, 2014). This was more than any other demographic group. However, others are jumping on the … Read More…

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Explore Niche Job Boards

The US economy is in recovery and employers are increasing the number of new job openings every month.  Niche job boards are an excellent way to find job openings from employers looking specifically for groups of interested applicants. What are Niche Job Boards Niche job boards or … Read More…

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What Are HBCUs Doing To Stay Safe for Re-opening?

Why Re-Opening is Hard for HBCUs in particular.  During this pandemic, Morehouse College, one of the most reputable and well funded HBCUs,   is predicting enrollment will drop 25 percent in the Fall of 2020. This has prompted furloughs, layoffs, and everything in … Read More…

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Black Teen Unemployment High During Coronavirus

The US Department of Labor released the employment numbers for July 2020.  The July jobs report showed non farm payroll went up by 1.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%. This reflects people returning to work as companies slowly reopened. … Read More…

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You Still Have to Excel in Your Virtual Internship

Kudos to you for landing a summer internship during this pandemic. In all fairness, we wouldn’t have held it against you if you had not. It has been a trying year and having to abruptly leave campus, many HBCU students did not even … Read More…

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Career, Work, Jobs and Social Justice in the Coronavirus Era

Career, work and jobs have always been at the crux of social justice movements in the United States. The examples are many. The very founding of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 1837, as the Institute for Colored Youth, had career, work, jobs and social … Read More…

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Retail is Booming. Retail is Dying. Which is it and What Does it Mean for Careers?

On one hand some will say that retail is booming. Amazon, the online retail giant sought to hire 175,000 additional workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the latest 2020 jobs report showed that a total of 740,000 new retail jobs … Read More…

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Job Searching During Coronavirus; A Rapid Paradigm Shift for New Grads

Today’s college graduates are entering one of the best job markets in the nation’s history… Hold up. Rewind… Read More…

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