Black Codes were laws passed in 1865 & 1866 by Southern states after the American Civil War in order to restrict the freedom of African Americans. These laws allowed for police to make arrests for minor infractions and force black people into involuntary servitude. #Jamestown400
Allen and other researchers are documenting such cases as they search for the cause of stark birth disparities among African-American women and their babies. Read more about their research here:
I am proud to have fought for and secured the LOWEST African American and Hispanic unemployment rates in history. Now I’m pushing for prison reform to give people who have paid their debt to society a second chance. I will never stop fighting for ALL Americans!
....The fact is that African/American unemployment is now the lowest in the history of our country. Same with Asian, Hispanic and almost every other group. The Democrats have been all talk and no action. My Administration has already produced like no other, and everyone sees it!
9 years ago today, Barack Obama was elected the first African-American President of the United States.