The African American community is benefiting thanks to President Trump’s leadership and the booming economy.
Under the Trump Administration, African American unemployment has reached record lows.
In August, African American unemployment hit a record low of 5.5%.
The African American unemployment rate has been at or below 7% for 18 consecutive months.
Prior to the Trump Administration, African American unemployment rate never dipped below 7%.
753,000 new jobs have been created for African Americans.
The poverty rate among African Americans is at its lowest level in history.
During the President’s first year in office, the African American poverty rate fell to 21.2% down from 22% the year before.
In 2016, 241,000 more African Americans were living in poverty.
As a result of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, nearly 9,000 Opportunity Zones were created in all 50 states, DC, and 5 territories. Opportunity Zones will spur $100 billion in private capital investment and impact 1.4 million minority households.
President Trump signed the historic FIRST STEP Act into law on December 21, 2018.
The FIRST STEP ACT has been widely hailed as the most meaningful criminal justice reform in a generation.
This landmark legislation included necessary reforms to our justice system, improves our prison system, and prepares inmates for reentry in our communities.
President Trump has made Historically Black Colleges and Universities a priority, including appropriating more money to HBCUs in one year than any other president and establishing a Presidential Board of Advisors on HBCUs.