In April, (Earlier this month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) invited Americans to celebrate the first National Social Security Month by learning more about the agency’s protections and developing a financial plan that includes Social Security.

Social Security keeps roughly one-third of older African Americans and Hispanics and 20 percent of older Asians out of poverty. One-third of older African Americans and Hispanics in families receiving Social Security depend on it for more than 90 percent of their family income.1

The National Social Security Month campaign highlighted five steps that help promote financial security:

  1. Get to know your Social Security
  2. Verify your lifetime earnings with a my Social Security account
  3. Estimate your Social Security benefits at my Social Security
  4. Apply online for retirement, disability, or Medicare benefits, and
  5. Manage your Social Security benefits.
Social Security will participate in a Facebook Live Chat, hosted by on April 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
This forum will provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions about benefits and services via livestream.
To participate, follow and Social Security on Facebook. For more information on National Social Security Month, visit

To learn more about retirement planning and the SSA programs and services available to help secure your today and tomorrow, visit


1AARP Public Policy Institute: Social Security: “A Key Retirement Income Source for Older Minorities”





The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) has partnered with Common Cause, an organization fighting for an accountable government, equal rights / opportunities / representation and empowering voices in the political process to get out the vote and protect the vote. This partnership will allow individuals and organizations to expand their community outreach by ensuring that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count.

The Election Protection Program provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation.



The Black Women’s Agenda endorses federal, state and local government public health warnings prescribed to mitigate the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS~CoV-2) (formerly called HCoV-19 and commonly called COVID-19). 

The assertion that coronavirus only threatens older people has been debunked. While data is rapidly being compiled, COVID-19 is trending across all age demographics because of the potentially high transmission from virus shed in asymptomatic patients and the ability for the virus to remain infectious in the air for hours and on surfaces such as plastic and steel for days.

2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

The 2020 Census is underway and households across America are responding every day. In light of
the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to:
• Protect the health and safety of Census Bureau employees and the American public.
• Implement guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.
• Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities.



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