The State of Black America 2008

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The State of Black America is the National Urban League's annual barometer of the conditions, experiences, and opinions of African-Americans. The State of Black America 2008: In the Black Woman's Voice provides the black female perspective of the challenges that currently confront the African-American community, with particular emphasis on issues facing black women. It also presents the Equality Index and the National Urban League's groundbreaking Opportunity Compact, a comprehensive set of principles and social ...
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Overview

The State of Black America is the National Urban League's annual barometer of the conditions, experiences, and opinions of African-Americans. The State of Black America 2008: In the Black Woman's Voice provides the black female perspective of the challenges that currently confront the African-American community, with particular emphasis on issues facing black women. It also presents the Equality Index and the National Urban League's groundbreaking Opportunity Compact, a comprehensive set of principles and social and economic policies of this nation. Published annually since 1976, The State of Black America report analyzes and addresses the issues central to Black America in the current year. Through the Equality Index and incisive, in-depth essays, the report measures black progress in education, homeownership, entrepreneurship, health, and other areas; forecasts social and political trends; and proposes concrete solutions to the community's, and America's, most pressing challenges.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780914758013
  • Publisher: National Urban League, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/5/2008
  • Series: State of Black America Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. Today, the National Urban League spearheads the nonpartisan efforts of more than 100 local affiliates in 35 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services to more than 2 million people nationwide through programs, advocacy, and research.
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Table of Contents


Foreword   Dr. Dorothy I. Height     9
From the President's Desk   Marc H. Morial     11
The National Urban League 2008 Equality Index
Analysis   Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson     15
Index$dSophia Parker and Ana Orozco of Global Insight, Inc.     26
The Opportunity Compact: A Blueprint for Economic Equality     43
Essays on the State of Black America
Shouldering The Third Burden: The Status of African-American Women   Dr. Julianne Malveaux     75
The "Invisibility Blues" of Black Women in America   Maudine R. Cooper     83
A Pathway to School Readiness: The Impact of Family on Early Childhood Education   Renee R. Hanson     89
The Triumphs and Challenges of Historically Black Colleges And Universities   Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole     99
African-American Women and Work: Still a Tale of Two Cities   Alexis Herman     109
Make Room for the New "She"EOs: An Analysis of Businesses Owned By Black Females   Dr. Lucy J. Reuben     115
The Subprime Wipeout: Unsustainable Loans Erase Gains Made by African-American Women   Andrea Harris     125
Putting Homeownership Back Within Our Reach   Lisa Mensah     135
National Urban League's Homebuyer's Bill of Rights     143
Election Reform: Protecting Our Vote from the Enemy Who Never Sleeps   Melanie L. Campbell     149
The State of Civil Rights 2008   Kimberley Alton     157
Special Section: Black Women's Health
The Impact of Health Disparities in African-American Women   Dr. Doris Browne     163
By the Numbers: Uninsured African-American Women   Eboni D. Morris     173
Commentary
Black Love Under Siege   Susan Taylor     179
Weaving the Fabric: The Political Activism of Young African-American Women   Tiffany Lindsay     187
Going in Circles: The Struggle to Diversify Popular Images of Black Women   Moya Bailey     193
Black Women's Hands Can Rock The World: Global Involvement and Understanding   Dr. Julianne Malveaux     197
Afterword   Stephanie J. Jones     203
Appendices
In Memoriam     205
About the Authors     219
Index of Authors and Articles     223
Appendix IV
History of the National Urban League     243
Board of Trustees     248
Staff     250
Roster of National Urban League Affiliates     252
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