African-Americans Today: A Mixed Picture of Health and Wealth

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  • Health Concerns Grow
  • Health Concerns Among Families
  • Finances
  • Dealing With Racism
  • Racial Prejudice
  • A Snapshot of Black America
  • Things Are Getting Better for Some
  • Growing Concerns
  • Uneasy Times
  • Medical Bills Rising

Finances

Fifty percent of people described their finances as "not so good" or "poor," compared to 49 percent who said "excellent" or "good." These numbers are unchanged from when this question was last asked in 2001, before the recession began, researchers said. (Photo: Stockbyte/Getty Images)