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Rebuilding the African Community: Marriage

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The African American community has the lowest marriage rate in America and the highest out of wedlock childbirth rate.  But on top of these depressing numbers, the Census Bureau figures show that while everyone else's divorce rate went down, Black women between the ages of 50-59 were more likely to divorce.  Our divorce rate went up to 48%.  In addition, Black woman have the highest chance of their first marriage ending within 10 years, at 47%.  “Marriage and Divorce in the African-American Community” - REAL-PIC TV Network

 In 1890, 80% of African American households were comprised of two parents. One hundred years later, only 40% of African-American children live in married-couple households.

Is marriage a foundation stone in the rebuilding of the African community?  What are we missing? Why we need to revive marriage tradition.

We'll talk about it.