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Are African-Americans Locked Out? State of Black America Report

Are African-Americans Locked Out? State of Black America Report
BY MICHAEL COTTMAN | NBC NEWS

The National Urban League’s 2016 State of Black America Report, ‘Locked Out: Education, Jobs, & Justice,’ which was released on Tuesday, offers a sobering reminder of the deep racial disparities in housing, employment, and education that still divides blacks and whites across America.

Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, said the report mirrors the past.
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“The similarities of the United States of 1976 and the United States of 2016 are profoundly striking,” Morial said during the release of the report in Washington, D.C. “We are now, as we were then, a nation struggling to overcome the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. All gears have been thrown into reverse.”

“We are now, as we were then, facing growing pressure to slash human needs programs for the poor, who are demonized and characterized as lazy slackers trying to cheat the system,” Morial said.
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[/otw_shortcode_info_box][mashshare]NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE
The National Urban League (NUL), formerly known as the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, is a nonpartisan civil rights organization based in New York City that advocates on behalf of African Americans and against racial discrimination in the United States. It is the oldest and largest community-based organization of its kind in the nation. Its current President is Marc H. Morial. Today, the National Urban League has 93 affiliates serving 300 communities, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide. WIKIPEDIA

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ZARUTA NATURAL HAIR PORTRAIT COIFFURE PROJECT The headband she is wearing in the photo is actually a vintage camera strap that I decided to include in the photo. I had a vision and the camera strap completed the look that I saw in my head.

Her hair looks like a butterfly. This images has been one of the more well received images from the Coiffure Project. I actually got this one printed out super large and is a one of one. I think the final print size was 60X40 inches which is massive. It can sit upright on the floor with no support. The image was sitting in my basement for a long time collecting dust. I gave it to a friend.

This is a big tangent but I think I would be good at helping up and coming models build their portfolio and social media following. Like, I could be a curator of their Instagram and other social media feeds. Im good at sending images to the chopping block.