Job creation and unemployment are at the heart of the 2011 installment of the National Urban League’s State of Black America report.
In a conference call March 25, Marc Morial, CEO and president of the league, and Valerie Wilson of the National Urban League’s Policy Institute said the report will zero in on how “Black America has been battered by this recession,” how small business owners are surviving through the tough economic climate and how “imposing extreme budget cuts” will effect Blacks, Morial said
?A link to the report will be available at afro.com on March 31.
?The prospect of reduction of the federal budget when Congress reconvenes March 28 could mean the loss of 500,000 to 700,000 jobs this year, Morial said, due to “extreme budget cuts.”
The report, released every year by the Urban League, reveals disparities between Blacks and Whites “with regard to housing, education, social justice, health and economics, according to the organization, finding “extreme disparity rates” in the economy between the races, according to Wilson.?
“Economics and social justice are in grave condition,” Wilson said.?
Wilson added that the report found that more African American families were not able to get their children to a doctor due to job inequality. Additionally, household earnings declined among both Whites and Blacks.?
The release of the report will come after a town hall meeting spread over three days at Howard University March 29 through March 31, moderated by Black political analysts Jeff Johnson and Roland Martin.