Social Security Works for

In Their Own Words: Why Social Security Is Important to African Americans

As this Black History month comes to a close, we continue to celebrate the cultural, intellectual and political contributions and achievements African Americans have made in our country despite a pervasive, and persistent, history of education, employment, and other forms … Continue reading

Social Security Works for the Middle Class

Since it was created, our Social Security system has provided all working Americans a path to earning vital retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits, regardless of wealth or income level. Even as our economy has improved, many middle class Americans have … Continue reading

Social Security Works for African Americans

Our Social Security system is neutral with regard to race and ethnicity, but because African Americans tend to have lower earnings over the course of their working years and little access to employer sponsored retirement plans, Social Security is particularly … Continue reading