BET Founder: Trump’s Economy Is Bringing Back African-American Workers


The growing economy under President Donald Trump is bringing back black workers and creating a thriving business environment, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, Robert Johnson, told CNBC.

“You have to take encouragement from what’s happening in the labor force and the job market,” Johnson said. “When you look at African-American unemployment, you’ve never had African-American unemployment this low and the spread between African-Americans and whites narrowing.”

Johnson is America’s first black billionaire. He appeared on CNBC on Friday to discuss a newly released jobs report which showed that the economy added 103,000 payrolls in March. The unemployment rate among black and Hispanic workers reached an all-time low in January.

“When you look at that [January jobs…

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