Sabrina Tavernise, in a piece for the New York Times, describes how the life expectancy gap between whites and African-Americans has converged to its narrowest gap since the federal government began making such calculations around 80 years ago.
Tavernise's article is linked below.
New York Times: U.S. White vs. Black Life Expectancy Closing
"Life expectancy for blacks rose to 75 years in 2010, up from 64 years in 1970. For whites, it rose to 79 years from 72 years in the same period. In 1930, life expectancy stood at 48 for blacks and at 60 for whites."
---Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times