The (Poor) State of Black Families

Despite the progress African Americans have made on income and education, when it comes to marriage and families, the numbers are bleak.



Nearly half of black Americans have never married—the highest percentage for all racial groups. Only 30 percent of blacks are now married.

Married couples make up nearly three-quarters of all U.S. families. Among black families that number falls to 44 percent.

The Children

Black kids in the United States are in deep trouble.