Poverty

African American males comprise one-third of the homeless population.

Bill Cosby on “Oprah” * 3/6/07

 

One-third of all black children live below the poverty line, compared to just one-tenth of whites.

US Census Bureau, as reported on “Black in America,” CNN * 7/23/08

27% of African Americans fall below the poverty line as oppose to 10% of white Americans.

US Census Bureau, as reported on Washington Watch with Roland Martin, Tv One – Air date September 16, 2012