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September/October 2010, 
Vol. 92, No. 5
Posted 2010-09-01

The Economic Progress of African Americans in Urban Areas: A Tale of 14 Cities

by Dan A. Black, Natalia A. Kolesnikova, and Lowell J. Taylor

How significant was the economic progress of African Americans in the United States between 1970 and 2000? The authors examine this issue for black men 25 to 55 years of age who live in 14 large U.S. metropolitan areas.