June 4th, 2009

corset & bougainvillea

I'm an over-performer.

I'll be appearing in THREE numbers at TWO shows in ONE night.


Vagabondage brings you Big Gay Cabaret to celebrate the Homo Hobo Holidays of PRIDE!

Come and enjoy an amazing array of fabulous performers making music and taking off their clothes and kickin' it cabaret style in honor of Pride Month. The night is for anyone who is ready to get down and celebrate their queer family. All are welcome. Come rock out.

Featuring burlesque from Lola Vauntz! Poetry and accordions from Nomy Lamm! The erotic delights of Bearlesque! Foot stomping rowdy heartbreakin' music from Vagabondage! plus all the way from the Rust Belt the ruckus-raising, whiskey-drinkin' heartbreaker, Waltzing Matilda the One Beer Prophet!

Friday, June 5, 2009
8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Dark Room
Mission @ 19th Street
San Francisco, CA

Online tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/68027

And then....

Hubba Hubba Revue presents The Living Dead Girlz in ZOMBIE BEACH PARTY!

Nobody crashes a Wild, Wild Surf Party like a pack of brain-eating zombies!

Join The Living Dead Girlz and their kooky cast of beach-bums and beach-bunnies for a summertime send-up of sand and surf guaranteed to put the laughter in "slaughter!"

Haunted Surf Dance Party
with DJ Sage!

Undead Beach-Wear Costume Contest
(with Fabulous Prizes!)

Zombie Photo Booth by Johnny Electro!

Performing *Undead* on stage:

Sparkly Devil!
Honey Lawless! Honeysuckle Moses! Lola Vauntz!
Dottie Lux!
Lee Presson & Leslie Presley!
Calamity Lulu!
Kingfish & Eddie!
Kliff Jerk!

and many, many more!

Friday, June 5th, 9PM
DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street, SF
$10, 21 & Up w/valid ID
($7 for Zombies and Surfers!)

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corset & bougainvillea

I'm not surprised.

Among college-educated, African Americans hardest hit by unemployment

Snapshot for April 22, 2009

by Algernon Austin

Fifteen months into a deep recession, college-educated white workers still had a relatively low unemployment rate of 3.8% in March of this year. The same could not be said for African Americans with four-year degrees. The March 2009 unemployment rate for college-educated blacks was 7.2%—almost twice as high as the white rate—and up 4.5 percentage points from March 2007, before the start of the current recession (see chart). Hispanics and Asian Americans with college degrees were in between, both with March 2009 unemployment rates of 5%.

Some argue that the problem of joblessness among African Americans can be solved by education alone, but at every education level the unemployment rate for blacks exceeds that of whites. The disparities among the college-educated and other evidence strongly suggest that even if the black educational attainment distribution was exactly the same as the white distribution, blacks would still have a higher unemployment rate than whites. Without a renewed commitment to anti-discrimination in employment and job creation in black communities, high rates of black joblessness will likely persist.1

1. See Algernon Austin, “Understanding the black jobs crisis,” The Daily Voice, August 1, 2008. http://www.epi.org/publications/entry/webfeatures_viewpoints_black_job_crisis/; and Algernon Austin, “Why is the black male employment rate so low?” Focus, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2008: 13(4),
http://www.jointcenter.org/publications_recent_publications/focus_magazine/2008__1/special_election_edition/why_is_the_black_male_employment_rate_so_low, for a more detailed discussion of this issue.