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The Fine Print In The 'State of Black America' Report

This year's "State of Black America" report took the unusual step of warning that the organization now has a new priority: protecting areas of progress from retrenchment during the next few years.
Source: LA Johnson

While this year's annual State of Black America report from the National Urban League focuses as usual on areas of progress (education, healthcare and economic well-being) and regress (criminal justice) over the past year, the report took the unusual step of warning that the organization now has a new priority: protecting areas of progress from retrenchment during the Trump years.

"During the Obama era, the economy added 15 million new jobs, the black unemployment rate dropped and the high school graduation rate for African Americans soared," Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, said in the report. "Now that progress, and much more, is threatened...The National Urban League is resolute; we will protect our progress."

In the report, called "Protect

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