New Research Finds Tough Times for Black Children

January 1, 2011

A new report shows the vast majority of America’s Black community, seven in 10 adults, view these as tough or very bad times for Black children. Watch the January 13th press conference prior to the National Press Club event with Marian Wright Edelman and Geoffrey Canada. Read the full report.

This important new research conducted by Hart Research Associates for the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) on behalf of the Black Community Crusade for Children (BCCC) found two issues have risen to the top of serious concerns the Black community faces. An overwhelming majority, 85 percent said unemployment presents serious challenges to Black communities and children today.

The criminal justice system’s unequal treatment of Black Americans is another issue perceived to be a devastating problem.

To read the full report, view the press release and fact sheets click below.

Marian Wright Edelman and Geoffrey Canada announced new research of Black children in crisis and initiatives to help on Thursday, January 13th, 9:30 a.m. EST, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.