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According to the 2014 U.S. Census Bureau ACS study (see charts below) 27% of all African American men, women and children live below the poverty level compared to just 11% of all Americans. An even higher percentage (38%) of Black children live in poverty compared to 22% of all children in America. The poverty rate for working-age Black women (26%) which consists of women ages 18 to 64 is higher than that of working-age Black men (21%).


Of the more than 8 million Black public school students, 76 percent attend schools inside urbanized areas which include both city and suburban districts. Fifteen percent are in Towns which are defined as built up areas outside of urbanized areas with populations of less than 50,000 and greater than 2,500. More than half (57%) of Black public school children live in the South which is only slightly higher than the percentage of African Americans in the south as a whole (55%).


But for black Americans, the unemployment rate is much higher—for them, the economy is still a disaster. Unemployment among blacks was 9.5 percent during the third quarter of 2015 compared to only 4.5 percent for whites.


Black owned businesses in the United States increased 34.5% between 2007 and 2012 totaling 2.6 million Black firms. More than 95% of these businesses are mostly sole proprietorship or partnerships which have no paid employees.

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