What percentage of African Americans are in politics?

Answer According to the Washington Post in August of 2008, 12 percent of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 12 percent of Senators were African American politicians. In 2008, 25 states had a... Read More »

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What percentage of African Americans live in poverty?

In 2007 the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that 24 percent of African Americans lived at or below the poverty level. That same year, the Census Bureau reported that the unemployment rate for blacks wa... Read More »

What percentage of African-Americans speak Spanish?

According to CensusScope and the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), African-Americans account for over 12 percent of the total North American population; approximately four percent of African-Ameri... Read More »

When were African Americans freed in America?

Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves from the Confederate states, which Lincoln actually did not control at the time. The nation officially abolished slavery when Congress ... Read More »

When were african americans allowed to vote in america?

African American men obtained the right to vote when the 15th Amendment was passed in 1869---a few years after the end of slavery. African American women obtained the right to vote at the same time... Read More »