today in black history

July 23, 2024

Civil unrest over the city's condition ignites Detroit in 1967, resulting in 43 deaths, 7,000 arrests and $50 million in damage.


Read briefing papers, research reports and fact sheets from some of the nation's leading political organizations as well as background information on Congress, federal agencies, the courts and the presidency.


Explore research and analysis on a variety of economic issues that impact Black Americans from noted experts, public policy organizations and leading institutions of higher education.


Racial disparities continue to persist in the United States and we have assembled a collection of reports, studies and articles that will provide insight into one of the nation's most vexing issues..


Over 50 yers after the landamark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, education remains a policy priorty for Black Americans. In this library we provide reports, papers, and background materials on issues in elementary and post-secondary education.


The dispensation of justice continues to be a major determinant of the quality of life of African Americans so we have included referene materials related to law enforcement, the courts, the criminal justice system, corrections reform and felon reentry.


Our lives are daily impacted by the business of government so we have included background information on various government functions, research and agencies at all levels of the government that are engaged in activities that impact our community.


Private industry and the market are critical factors that shape our global economy so we have inlcuded a library that specifically provides materials that will assist you to better understand the business cycle.


The role of the media in influencing public policy is often overlooked, but old and new media alike play a major role in shaping public policy so we have provided information that will help you better understand oour nation's prw what you read, hear and see is a major determinant of our nation's priorities.


As we settle into the 21st century we continue to be challenged to define the qualities and values that reflect who we are, while combating practices and behaviors that drive harmful stereotypes. In this section we provide an assortment of resources to help us define our humanity..


Our history in this country has been shaped by our faith and today we continue to be infleunced by our beliefs. The diveristy of religous beiiefs and practices in our community necessitates our providing information that will increase our understanding and tolerance. on Facebook