unemployment has been an ongoing concern among African American workers,
recent underemployment numbers are troubling, according to the National
Urban League. The statistics are noted in the League’s annual State of
Black America report.
It’s often said that the suit makes the man, but for many young men in
underserved communities of color this business essential is often beyond
their financial grasp. Jerrell Horton, a 26-year-old vice president at BNY Mellon, is on a mission to change this. Through Suit Dreams, a charitable organization he launched in 2011, he’s
gifting tailored suits to high school students in New York City and
At the beginning of the year, for the first time in the 144-year history
of Ohio State University, the school appointed a Black president. Many
hope this landmark move will increase diversity at the university.