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Governor Martinez and the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs release historic data to give a greater advocacy voice to the local black population.
GOVERNOR MARTINEZ RELEASES A HISTORIC "STATE OF BLACK NEW MEXICO" DATA HUB
New Mexico, March 6, 2017 - Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs (OAAA) release a historic look at the “State of Black New Mexico”, through a data hub designed to give a greater advocacy voice to the 3.1% (64,448) Black population. The OAAA contracted the University of New Mexico Center for Education Policy Research to assist in the creation of an interactive online visualization depicting the disproportionate disparities Blacks face in our state.
The on-line data resource provides a single location for more than 50 different health, education, economic and socio-demographic indicators, providing users the means to extensively and quantitatively measure Black communities throughout New Mexico. Data made available is integrated and can be viewed for comparison across various national, state, county, district, and school level perspective. A wide range of data sources utilized are made publicly available by state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Census Bureau, Office of Civil Rights, New Mexico Public Education Department, New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico Corrections Department and the National Center for Education Statistics... For more information on the “State of Black New Mexico” Data Hub, contact the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs at (505) 383-6222 (OAAA) or visit the hub housed on the agency website at http://www.oaaa.state.nm.us/dashboards.aspx.