Only one of Obama’s Promise Zones is majority-Black

President Obama announces Promise Zone Initiative with students from the Harlem Children’s Zone in Jan. 2014. WHITE HOUSE PHOTO

President Obama announces Promise Zone Initiative with students from the Harlem Children’s Zone in Jan. 2014. WHITE HOUSE PHOTO

By Freddie Allen NNPA

WASHINGTON — Despite the disproportionate impact of poverty found in African American communities, only one of President Barack Obama’s “Promise Zones,” is majority-Black, according to a new report.The Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan research and educational institute, offered recommendations on the role the federal government should play in breaking barriers to social and economic mobility.Earlier this year, President Obama launched his Promise Zones initiative, a program that will fast track federal aid to some [...]