In the U.S., blacks disproportionately live shorter lives. They are more likely to be killed; not by whites, but by other blacks. Their babies are more likely to be aborted. Hispanics aside, they are generally less educated and more often illiterate. They have higher drug addiction rates, commit crimes, and are imprisoned more often. There are higher rates of unemployment. Poverty is common and home ownership is not. Lastly, most black babies are born to single mothers.
This is a national disgrace. It is an issue that is much greater than those chanting "Black Lives Matter" over a very small number of unarmed blacks that are killed by white cops.
For decades, the Democrats have pandered to black citizens for their votes. Billions of government spending to better black lives hasn't worked, and most of the things noted in the first paragraph are things that blacks, themselves, can control; starting with the lack of a strong family unit.
72% of black babies are born to unwed mothers. A primary reason that black women are 3 times more likely to be in poverty as compared to white single women with the black poverty rate of 28.6%. Of all the abortions in this country, more than 35% are of black fetuses. Essentially, the concept of "family" is missing in the black community. It is this lack of a complete family unit that leads to higher levels of crime, gang membership, and lower education levels.
In order to improve black lives, we need high-profile activism that preaches the importance of a strong family and a good education. A good education starts with, somehow, tamping down the education-interrupting violence in inner city schools. Contrary to what seems to be in some minds, being well educated and having a strong family is not being an "Uncle Tom". Not everything is the white man's fault, and someone needs to tell that truth and stop perpetuating that opposing and eternal lie.
CNN's Don Lemon says more than 72 percent of African-American births are out of wedlock: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2013/jul/29/don-lemon/cnns-don-lemon-says-more-72-percent-african-americ/
Fact Sheet: The State of African American Women in the United States: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/report/2013/11/07/79165/fact-sheet-the-state-of-african-american-women-in-the-united-states/
Black Americans Have Fewer Years to Live – Here's Why: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2015/01/05/black-americans-have-fewer-years-to-live-heres-why
FBI: Murder Victims and Offenders by Race: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_6_murder_race_and_sex_of_vicitm_by_race_and_sex_of_offender_2013.xls
Blacks Abortions: https://www.google.com/search?q=number+of+blacks+abortions&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
Statistics of incarcerated African-American males - Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistics_of_incarcerated_African-American_males
Illiteracy Statistics: http://www.statisticbrain.com/number-of-american-adults-who-cant-read/
Walter E. Williams: Why are inner-city schools more violent today than in the past?: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765550887/Why-are-inner-city-schools-more-violent-today-than-in-the-past.html?pg=all