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Intro


A Strong Voice

for Black families and communities in Washington State

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Intro


A Strong Voice

for Black families and communities in Washington State

The BCIA brings together the leaders of major initiatives, businesses, and organizations in Black communities to create a strong voice in Washington State around issues affecting Black families and Black communities at large.  

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Stats


"Freedom is never given; it is won." - A. Philip Randolph

Stats


"Freedom is never given; it is won." - A. Philip Randolph

2013 Unemployment Rate
in Washington State

 

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The unemployment rate for Black Washingtonians in 2013 was 14 percent, twice as high as the state rate of seven percent.

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"Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise." - Maya Angelou

More Stats


"Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise." - Maya Angelou

 

54%

The share of monthly income a Black family of three pays for housing and child care—the two biggest expenses a family has. The average family in Washington state pays 36 percent.

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Other Stats


"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X

Other Stats


"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X

 

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The rate at which Black students in Washington state are suspended or expelled compared to their peers.

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Calendar


"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots." – Marcus Garvey

Calendar


"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots." – Marcus Garvey