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.

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Marriage

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.