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October 14, 2010 Texas Southern University Presentation by Jew Don Boney

October 14, 2010 Texas Southern University Presentation by Jew Don Boney

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  1. October 14, 2010 Texas Southern University Presentation by Jew Don Boney

  2. State Of Black Houston Presentation Outline • 2008 Presidential Election Results National, Texas and Harris County. • 2008 Elected Official Results: US Senate and US House of Representatives. • African American Presence in Texas Senate • African American Presence in Texas House of Representatives • 2009 Houston Mayoral Election Analysis by Bill King • Harris County Courts representation analysis • Survey of African American living standards in Houston Texas • African Americans in the legal field • Education and Imprisonment Rates for African Americans in Texas by Jeffrey Effiong • Survey of Education results for African Americans in Houston Texas by Iyasha Batts

  3. 2008 Presidential Election: National Results Source: http://uselectionatlas.org/

  4. 2008 Presidential Election: Texas Results Source: http://uselectionatlas.org/

  5. 2008 Presidential Election:Harris County Results Source: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/tx.htm

  6. 2008 Presidential Election: Harris County Registered VotersWho Actually Cast Ballots by Race Source: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/tx.htm

  7. President Barack Obama 1st African American President of the United States of America

  8. African Americans in the US Senate • There have only been six African American members of the US Senate to date. • Hiram R. Revels, (R-Mississippi), 1870-71 • Blanche K. Bruce, (R-Mississippi), 1875-1881 • Ed Brooke, (R-Massachusetts), 1967-1979 • Carol Moseley Braun, (D-Illinois), 1993-1999 • Pres. Barack Obama, (D-Illinois), 2005-2008 • Roland Burris, (D-Illinois), 2009-- Source; http://texasliberal.wordpress.com/2008/02/04/three-black-us-senators-since-reconstruction-who-why-so-few/& http://burris.senate.gov/biography.cfm

  9. African Americans in the US House of Representatives Source: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml#tx

  10. African American Presence in U.S. House of Representatives Source: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml#tx

  11. African American Presence in the Texas Senate Source:http://www.senate.state.tx.us/

  12. African Americans in the Texas Senate source:http://www.senate.state.tx.us/

  13. African American Representation in Texas House of Representatives Source: http://www.house.state.tx.us/welcome.php

  14. African Americans in the Texas House of Representatives http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist131/allen.php

  15. African Americans in the Texas House of Representatives Source: http://www.house.state.tx.us/welcome.php

  16. 2009 Mayoral Election A COMPARISON OF MAYORAL ELECTION RESULTS Bill King Analysis

  17. Comparison of Six Key African American Precincts2003 Run-off v. 2009 Runoff

  18. Harris County Judges African American Judges Party Membership

  19. County Criminal Court

  20. County Civil Courts

  21. District Juvenile Courts

  22. District Family Courts

  23. Probate Courts

  24. District Criminal Courts

  25. Justices of the Peace

  26. The darker the red, the higher the percentage of African Americans.  This map uses a linear 0-70% scale. Any census tract with more than 70% will show as full red. Based on the 2000 US Census count. http://houstoninblack.com/index.html

  27. Houston: A City for African Americans • Houston was ranked number five in the U.S. for African Americans by Black Enterprise Magazine (2008) • Ranked in the top 5 cities for African-American families by Black Enterprise Magazine (2004)  • Ranked as the third best city for expanding or starting an African-American-owned business by ING U.S. Financial Services Gazelle Index (2004) • Ranked as the top city for African-American families by BET.com (2002) http://houstoninblack.com/index.html

  28. African American Population Houston Metropolitan http://houstoninblack.com/index.html

  29. Marriage Rates of African Americans in Houston http://houstoninblack.com/houstonabout.html

  30. African American Unemployment Rates in Houston http://houstoninblack.com/houstonabout.html

  31. African American Employment in Houston http://houstoninblack.com/houstonabout.html

  32. National Income Averages: by Ethnicity (2008) Source: http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/p60-236.pdf

  33. African Americans by the Numbers As of July 1, 2008, The estimated population of black resident in the United State. including those of more than one race is 41.1 million. They made up 13.5% of the total U.S. population. This figure represents an increase of more than half a million residents from one year earlier. The projected black population of the United States (including those of more then one race) for July 1. 2050 is estimated to be 65.7 million. On that date, according to the projection, blacks would constitute 15% of the nation’s total population. 83% of single-race blacks 25 or older, the population who has at least a high school diploma in 2008 20% of single-race black 25 and older had a bachelor degree or higher in 2008 2.5 million of single –race college students fall in fall 2008. This was roughly double the corresponding number from 15 years earlier 24.7% is the poverty rate in 2008 for single-race blacks, statistically unchanged from 2007 19.1% of single–race blacks lacking health insurance in 2008, statistically unchanged from 2007

  34. Unemployment statistics

  35. Unemployment in Houston vs. Texas Unemployment in Oct. 2009:Here:   8.0% Texas:   8.1%

  36. Unemployment rates of African Americans age 25 years and over by Educational Attainment, 1999-2009

  37. African American in Labor Force

  38. Educational attainment of African Americans in the labor force

  39. Participants on WIC (Women, Infant and Children program)

  40. Gender and SNAP participants by selected Demographic characteristics

  41. Distribution of Participating household by Race/Ethnicity in Texas (SNAP)

  42. Poverty Threshold The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate standard of living in a given country.

  43. Poverty Facts • In 2008, 13.2 percent of all persons lived in poverty.  In 1993 the poverty rate was 15.1 percent. Between 1993 and 2000, the poverty rate fell each year, reaching 11.3 percent in 2000. • The poverty rate for all persons masks considerable variation between racial/ethnic subgroups. Poverty rates for blacks and Hispanics greatly exceed the national average. In 2008, 24.7 percent of blacks and 23.2 percent of Hispanics were poor, compared to 8.6 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 11.8 percent of Asians. • Poverty rates are highest for families headed by single women, particularly if they are black or Hispanic. In 2008, 28.7 percent of households headed by single women were poor, while 13.8 percent of households headed by single men and 5.5 percent of married-couple households lived in poverty.

  44. U.S. Census Bureau Poverty Thresholds, 2008

  45. People and Families in Poverty by Ethnicity, 2008 and 2007