Photograph by John H. White
A Black man who is jobless sits on the windowsill of a building in a high crime area on Chicago's South Side. He has nothing to do and nowhere to go. This scene contrasts with the publications which list the city as the Black business mecca of the world. In early 1975, some 16 percent of Blacks were believed to be out of work, double the rate of white unemployment. Black owned businesses in Chicago in 1970 grossed $443 million from 8,750 businesses.