Local corporations invest in minority networking

While the economic recovery has taken the nation’s overall unemployment rate from double digits at the height of the recession to 8.3 percent in February, it may as well be 2008 all over again for Hispanics facing 10.7 percent unemployment and African-Americans facing 14.1 percent.

Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and chairman of Bethesda, Md.-based investment network RLJ Companies, said he has heard the story of minority underemployment in America his entire life, and the time to turn the page is long overdue…Read more.