2) For the past 50 years, black unemployment has been well above recession levels: "Indeed," notes EPI, "black America is nearly always facing an employment situation that would be labeled a particularly severe recession if it characterized the entire labor force. annual black unemployment rate averaged 11.6 percent. higher than the average annual national unemployment rate during the recessions in this period — 6.7 percent." 3) The gap in household income between blacks and whites hasn't narrowed in the last 50 years: This chart comes from a recent Census report on income and poverty.
The group claimed a connection with Monday’s assault on civilians at a festive Christmas market in Berlin.
While actual ties remain in question, the statement achieves an Islamic State goal of stoking fear in a country that has welcomed refugees.
Germany was on high alert as authorities searched for the attacker in the assault that left 12 dead and dozens injured after a truck plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin.
Earlier Tuesday, officials released a man because of insufficient evidence.
The president used a little-known law called the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, which the White House said cannot be undone by an incoming president, to make drilling in the area off-limits indefinitely.