- Black employment in crisis
One in five African American men, aged 20 years and older, is unemployed, and black teens are jobless at an even higher rate. The National Urban League recently charged the Obama administration needs to do more for black communities than stimulus programs.9:06 a.m.
Louis King: President and CEO of Summit Academy OIC, a vocational training organization.
Deirdre Royster: Associate professor of sociology at New York University. She's author of the book, "Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue Collar Jobs." (2003)
- Mexico's drug war -- what's next
The recent killings of three Americans in the Mexican border town of Juarez has highlighted Mexico's growing drug violence. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has vowed to help the Mexican government fight the drug cartels, but has also acknowledged the need to reduce U.S. demand for illegal drugs.10:06 a.m.
Sara Miller Llana: Latin America bureau chief for the Christian Science Monitor.
Andrew Selee: Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Ethan Nadelmann: Founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
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