Emancipation 150: The State of the Black Economy
Airs Saturday, February 16th at 6AM and Sunday, February 17th at 8PM on 93.9 FM; Airs Sunday, February 24th at 8pm on AM 820
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Dr. Cornel West, joins CNN financial contributor Ryan Mack to discuss the history of generational poverty and wealth and the current state of the economy for African Americans. In 2013, we inaugurated the first black president for his second term into the highest office in the United States. Yet the 2010 Census Bureau showed that the median black household made 59.8 percent as much as the median white household; 40 percent of black students fail to graduate high school on time; and 27.4 percent of blacks live in poverty compared to the overall poverty rate of 15 percent. Award-winning author and radio host, Farai Chideya leads this interactive dialogue.