Evansville Commission on the Social Status of African-American Males

The Evansville Commission on the Social Status of African-American Males was established in 1999 as a result of legislative findings that revealed;

(1) That if a segment of our residents and community are not doing well, this affects the overall well-being of our entire community.

(2) Statistical studies detailing the status of African American males reveal startling and disturbing conditions and trends which are impeding progress toward full participation in the mainstream of our society.

(3) Poverty, violence, drug abuse, debilitating health problems and the under-education, under-employment and unemployment of African American males promote self-destructive behaviors and create a myriad of community problems.

(4) There is a need in the City of Evansville, Indiana to create practical proposals and workable remedies in the areas of employment, education, health and criminal justice to reduce the problems which African American males face.

2017-18 Social Status Commission Appointments