The State of Black America 2008: In the Black Woman’s Voice
National Urban League
National Urban League (March 5, 2008)
The State of Black America is the National Urban League's annual barometer of the conditions, experiences and opinions of African-Americans. The State of Black America 2008: In the Black Woman's Voice provides the black female perspective of the challenges that currently confront the African-American community, with particular emphasis on issues facing black women. The 2008 State of Black America also presents the Equality Index and the National Urban League's groundbreaking Opportunity Compact, a comprehensive set of principles and policy economic and social mainstream of this nation. Published annually since 1976, the State of Black America report analyzes and addresses the issues central to Black America in the current year. Through the Equality Index and incisive, in-depth essays, the report measures black progress in education, homeownership, entrepreneurship, health and other areas, forecasts social and political trends, and proposes concrete solutions to the community's and America's most pressing challenges.