A Discussion On The Urban League's Recent Report, "The State Of Black Cincinnati 2015: Two Cities"

Sep 14, 2015

Urban League report details the disparities faced by African-Americans in our region.

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio’'s recently-released report, “The State of Black Cincinnati 2015: Two Cities,” shows the stark disparities faced by African-Americans in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. African-Americans here have higher rates of infant mortality, preventable-yet-often-fatal diseases and incarceration, but lower rates of home ownership, high school graduation, private health insurance, and employment than white residents.

Here to discuss the report, and what can be done in answer to its findings, are Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio President and CEO Donna Jones BakerRobert Rogers, Urban League Workforce Development Program manager; and, local resident Sherwin Waugh, who is currently enrolled in the Urban League’s Solid Opportunities for Advancement and Retention, or SOAR, class. 

The Urban League has created an email address for anyone who wants to find their niche and begin the work for positive change in the black community: partofthesolution@gcul.org