Black Unemployment Remains Too High

The Seattle Medium

March 9, 2011


In an op-ed about the economic challenges Black Americans face, Benjamin Chavis, former NAACP director, writes, “I salute the continued efforts and leadership of Marion Wright Edelman and the Children’s Defense Fund to call renewed national attention to the systemic problems and challenges concerning African American and other children.” Chavis quotes Mrs. Edelman, “We need to revive a policy voice for children. The cradle-to-prison pipeline - breaking it up is going to be the overall framework from which we move forward.” He adds that over the years CDF has “led the way in identifying programs and projects that work in the interests of the proper development of our children, in addition to articulating the public policy interests of all children in America.”
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