Black Education / Schools : National Urban League's 'State of Black America' shows educational, economic improvements

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    National Urban League's 'State of Black America' shows educational, economic improvements

    Fewer black Americans are dropping out of high school and more are earning associate’s degrees, but racial disparities still plague the U.S. education system, according to the National Urban League’s "State of Black America 2017" report ...

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    National Urban League's 'State of Black America' shows educational, economic improvements

    Fewer black Americans are dropping out of high school and more are earning associate’s degrees, but racial disparities still plague the U.S. education system, according to the National Urban League’s "State of Black America 2017" report
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    Civil rights group: 'Discriminatory public policy' under Trump administration


    President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office have resulted in a "discriminatory public policy" harming the "economic and social progress" minorities experienced under the Obama administration.

    "Incendiary language about immigrants, Muslims, women and people of color has translated into discriminatory public policy, including an immigration ban that gives preference to one religion over another; baseless accusations of voter fraud that have provided fresh fuel to racially-discriminatory voter suppression measures in state legislatures; and efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in parts, or as a whole, that would have the inevitable outcome of disproportionately burdening communities of color," Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, an organization focused on economic development in urban areas, said in a news release Tuesday ...


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    Civil rights group: 'Discriminatory public policy' under Trump administration

    A civil rights group says President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office have resulted in a "discriminatory public policy" harming the "economic and social progress" minorities experienced under the Obama administration.
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    Death Rate Among Black Americans Declines, Especially For Elderly People

    For decades, black Americans have been dying at a higher rate than white Americans.

    That's still true overall. But now there's some good news about this long, disturbing trend: The overall death rate for black Americans fell 25 percent between 1999 and 2015, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...


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    Death Rate Among Black Americans Declines, Especially For Elderly People

    The CDC says the death rate for black Americans fell 25 percent over 17 years and was especially dramatic for those 65 and older. But young black people are still dying earlier than white Americans.
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    The death rate for African-Americans dropped 25 percent over 17 years, but most of that was among people ages 65 and older.

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    Minorities’ prospects dim under President Trump, report says

    Black and Hispanic Americans continue to lag far behind whites economically, and their prospects look much worse under President Trump, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Urban League ...

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    Prospects for black America about to get worse under President Trump, report says - The Boston Globe

    The annual report found the standard of living for African-Americans is 72 percent that of the average white person.
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