ABC7's Beyond the Headlines with Cheryl Jennings: African-American Roundtable

June 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

African-American Roundtable

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It continues to be a celebration of freedom and African American culture and achievements. Our Beyond the Headlines show today looks at topics and concerns affecting our Bay Area black and African-American communities.

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget defines this racial category to include people who have origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa, as well as Afro-Caribbean countries.

The black community makes up the largest minority group in the country. The most recent U.S. Census in 2010 reports more than 42 million people make up the black community, or 13.6 percent of our total population.

In California, African-Americans make up almost 6.2 percent of the population.

And, in the Bay Area it's about 6.7 percent of the population, across our nine counties.

In this episode of "Beyond the Headlines," ABC7s Ama Daetz sits down with local black leaders to talk about important issues affecting our local communities.

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DIGITAL ONLY: Ama Daetz continues the conversation with our panelists, takes a question from social media, and asks about the difference between equity and equality.

Studio Guests

Sheryl Evans Davis

Executive Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

David Harris
CEO, Urban Strategies Council

Zahrah Farmer
Host, "Days with Zahrah"
Professor, Laney College

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