BET Founder Robert Johnson on Black Unemployment

Friday, October 14, 2011

The financial crisis has hit just about every corner of the economy but it has been disproportionately harmful to African-Americans. The unemployment rate among black Americans stands at 16 percent. That's nearly 7 percentage points higher than the unemployment rate of the population as a whole.

Robert Johnson has an idea to significantly reduce that number. Johnson is the founder of Black Entertainment Television. He was also the country's first black billionaire.


Robert Johnson

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