The percentage of black men with jobs last month dropped to its lowest point in 40 years. The situation is worse for teens, worse again in the South and worst of all in late May as graduates swell the job market.
May 16, 2011 Booker T. Washington High School graduates, including Kenneth Roberson, left, adjust their tassels. President Obama, who had selected the Memphis school as the country's most "inspiring," spoke at the graduation ceremony. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Buy Photo