#StateOfBlackAmerica: National Urban League proposes main street marshall plan
President of the National Urban League Marc Morial speaks during a press conference in November 2014. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images / AFP/Getty Images
The 2017 report, “Protect Our Progress,” examines key areas such as jobs, wages, education, health care, voting rights, criminal justice reform, and financial literacy. According to latest Census data, there are 46 million African Americans in the U.S., comprising about 14 percent of the population.
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Morial writes in the 20 page (executive summary) of the document that it’s “impossible” to discuss the current state of Black America without addressing the country’s …