The National Urban Leagues' 2008 edition of the State of Black America is hot off the presses and this year's focus is women. The report, "In the Black Woman's Voice," enlists top female scholars and accomplished thinkers who examine economics, politics and health in Black America.
Susan Taylor, former editor of Essence Magazine, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College for Women and former Secretary of the Department of Labor Alexis Herman weigh in and provide their insight. So the question is why does the report focus on women in particular? According to census statistics 45% of African American households with children are headed by women.
This report seeks to expose the tremendous psychological, economic and physical tolls experienced by all black women and propose solutions in the form of public policy and lifestyle changes. The report includes data and statistics which illustrate disparities in income, education and its' impact on the growing wealth gap of African American households.Read The National Urban Leagues' 2008 edition of the State of Black America