MLK Council to conduct ‘State of Black NWA’ survey

The NWA MLK Council will conduct a survey to study quality of life issues among the black community in the region, the group announced in a press release this week.

The State of Black NWA survey “aims to amplify the voices of the Black community across NWA and understand their quality of life in more depth,” officials said.

“The breadth of questions and topics covered in this survey illustrates our commitment to gaining a holistic understanding of the state of the Black and African American community in NWA,” said Chris Seawood, treasurer for NWA MLK Council. “The results will be instrumental in guiding strategies and investments to ensure the continued growth and prosperity of the Black and African American community in our region.”

The survey will be conducted online through the MLK Council’s website, and is set to go live to coincide with the Freedom Festival Juneteenth event scheduled for 1-9 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 in Downtown Springdale.

The study is funded through a grant provided by Community Engagement Fund at the Arkansas Community Foundation and from funding fromThe Excellerate Foundation.

The survey will be available beginning on Saturday, June 17. To take the survey once it opens, visit