Black unemployment remains stubbornly high, at 13.1 percent in October 2013, more than double the rate for Whites. More investment in job-creating infrastructure projects could be one of the solutions, said the National Urban League’s president, Marc Morial, on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin. He called on Congress to pass a bill for such a program.

Morial also touted a proposed Urban Jobs Act, sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D, New York) and Rep. Chakah Fattah (D, Pennsylvania), which targets at-risk youth.  Knocking the current thirst among right-wing lawmakers to slash spending, he said, ”The worst thing for Congress to do is to do nothing, and to continue this sort of appetite for cutting investments in people.”

Hear the rest of his message for Capitol Hill, above. 


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