The Chicago Urban League’s Research and Policy Center provides research, landscape analyses and pragmatic, evidence-based recommendations for issues that disproportionately affect Chicago’s Black residents. We also partner with policymakers and other organizations to support educational and legislative efforts designed to lessen the impact of policies and practices that disadvantage Black families and communities.
An Epidemic of Inequities: Structural Racism and COVID-19 in the Black CommunityView/Download
Money and Power: The Economic and Political Impact of the 2020 Census on IllinoisView/Download
The 2020 Census: We Deserve Our Fair Share
The Census is more than just a form that we’re asked to fill out every 10 years. It’s about two things: money and power. Simply put, completing the 2020 Census will help bring MONEY and POWER to African-American communities.Read More
The State of Black Education
Accompaniment to the Chicago Urban League’s 2019 State of Black Chicago report.Read More
The State of Black EmploymentRead More