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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.



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.

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The State of Black Education

Accompaniment to the Chicago Urban League’s 2019 State of Black Chicago report.

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The State of Black Employment

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U.S. News & World Report: Black America’s Opioid Crisis

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