I joined the Freedom Party of New York for numerous reasons.  I believe that we as a people have to empower our self.  We must fight for freedom, justice and equality by any means neccessary from one generation to the next.  We must keep our eyes on the prize.

 

41.8 million

As of July 1, 2009, the estimated population of black residents in the United States. They made up 13.6 percent of the total U.S. population. This figure represents an increase of more than a half-million residents from one year earlier.

 

18

Number of states with an estimated black population on July 1, 2009, of at least 1 million. New York, with 3.5 million, led the way. The other 17 states on the list were Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

 

38%

Percentage of Mississippi's population that was black in 2009. Although New York had the largest number of blacks of any state, Mississippi had the largest share of blacks in its total population. Blacks also made up more than a quarter of the population in Louisiana (33 percent), Georgia (31 percent), Maryland (31 percent), South Carolina (29 percent) and Alabama (27 percent). They comprised 55 percent of the population in the District of Columbia.

 

23

Number of states in which blacks were the largest minority group in 2009. These included Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Blacks were also the largest minority group in the District of Columbia. (Note: Minorities are part of a group other than single-race non-Hispanic white.)

 

1.4 million

The number of blacks in Cook County, Ill., as of July 1, 2009, which led the nation's counties in the number of people of this racial category. Harris County, Texas, had the largest numerical increase in the black population between July 1, 2008, and July 1, 2009 (15,700).

Among counties with total populations of at least 10,000, Claiborne County, Miss., had the largest percent of population that was black (85 percent). Claiborne led 77 majority-black counties or equivalents.

 

2.3 million

Number of single-race black military veterans in the United States in 2009.

 

2.5 million

Number of black college students in fall 2008. This was roughly double the corresponding number from 25 years earlier.

 

16.1 million

The number of blacks who voted in the 2008 presidential election, up by about 2.1 million from the 2004 presidential election. The total number of voters rose by 5.4 million, to 131.1 million.

 

55%

Turnout rate in the 2008 presidential election for the 18- to 24-year-old citizen black population, an 8 percent increase from 2004. Blacks had the highest turnout rate in this age group.

 

65%

Turnout rate among black citizens in the 2008 presidential election, up about 5 percentage points from 2004. Looking at voter turnout by race and Hispanic origin, non-Hispanic whites and blacks had the highest turnout levels.

 

The majority of us vote Democratic.  Yet what has the Democratic party done for us but take our vote for granted.  There is power in our voting numbers and we have to learn how to capitalize upon it.  we have to unite and become a much more stronger political force inorder to prosper in this society.  The democratic party is always ready to scare us with the boogy-man theory...that if we don't vote for them the big bad old ugly right wingers is lurking in the dark to jump out and get us.  Those days operating from ignorance and fear are over.  Join with me and spread the news.  Start a chapter of the Freedom Party where you live.

 

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