Black Population From Census 2010
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Published: Tue. Jan 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Updated: Wed. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Comments: 0

Profile America Series: Black Population From Census 2010


The U.S. Census Bureau will host a forum with the National Urban League on the black population at Black Entertainment Television studios. This event will highlight statistics from the 2010 Census, providing a portrait of the black population in the U.S. Following the presentation, an expert panel will discuss the statistics and their implications.

Some of the issues that will be discussed include:

  • Major trends from the 2010 census that affect urban communities and communities of color
  • Likely impact of the 2010 Census demographic shifts on urban and African American communities 
  • Likely impact of the 2010 Census demographic shifts on voting trends and political influence



Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012; 9 a.m. to noon (EST)


  • Scott Mills, Chief Operations Officer, BET Networks

  • Robert Groves, Director, U.S. Census Bureau

  • Marc Morial, Chief Executive Officer and President, National Urban League

  • Chanelle Hardy, Senior Vice President/Executive Director, National Urban League

  • Nicholas Jones, Chief, Racial Statistics Branch, U.S. Census Bureau

  • Tallese Johnson, Racial Statistics Branch, U.S. Census Bureau

  • Kristal High, Editor, Politic365

  • Margaret Simms, Fellow and Director, Low-Income Working Families Project, Urban Institute

  • Roderick Harrison, Howard University Professor, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

  • Patricia Coulter, Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Philadelphia

  • Tracey Webb, Founder, Black Gives Back Blog and Black Benefactors

  • Odis Johnson Jr., Assistant Professor, African American Studies, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland

  • Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College


Location: Online - See live webstream below, on this webpage


How You Can Participate in the Event:

  1. View the live webstream of this Profile America Series event below
  2. Submit questions via Twitter using the hashtag #ProfileAmerica, and follow the discussion below

View the Rebroadcast of the Profile America Series Below

Part 1: Census Bureau and National Urban League Host Forum on Black Population

Part 2. Census Bureau and National Urban League Host Forum on Black Population


Read the Discussion and Comments Below

(To submit a question, log-in below using your Twitter credentials and place the following hashtag after your tweet: #ProfileAmerica)

About the Profile America Series

U.S. Census Bureau and National Urban League will host an event on Feb 1, 2012 called “Profile America Series: Black Population From Census 2010”. The event will be at BET Headquarters in Washington, DC. The event is open to the public with a capacity of 75 – this capacity has already been reached and we cannot accept more people but you can participate by watching it online. The objective of the event is to highlight what Census 2010 data tells us about the Black/African American population and how it is shifting. The event will focus especially on how the Black/African American population is shifting from cities into surrounding suburbs.
This event will consists of a presentation by U.S. Census Bureau staff on the Census 2010 data which will then be followed by a panel discussion examining the social, political and other implications of the Census 2010 trends. The panel will consist of leading researchers, community activists and educators. The event is being jointly organized and presented by the National Urban League and the U.S. Census Bureau which continues a long tradition of partnership. Mr. Marc H. Morial (President/CEO, National Urban League) and Dr. Robert Groves (Director, U.S. Census Bureau) will speak at the event.

The National Urban League’s Goals for the Event

Partnerships with agencies like the U.S. Census Bureau are one of the important ways in which NUL achieves its mission. Our goals are to impact on Federal policies and programs for the benefit of underserved communities and ensure that information that is critical to empowerment is disseminated.  NUL has a long history of partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau. NUL was a 2010 Census partner and a founding Census Information Center. Marc Morial served as Chairman of Census Advisory Committee. U.S. Census Bureau has an outstanding record of community partnerships.

February is also Black History Month and this event is one of the events around the country that will launch Black History Month. As we celebrate the achievements of the black population, we must focus on how the black population is changing and how that change will impact on the community and organizations like the NUL that serve it. NUL’s work in partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau shows that despite its 100 years of existence, NUL is very much looking over the horizon at what the movement and the community will look like in the years ahead.

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