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A coalition of civil rights groups urge the Census Bureau to change its policy of how counting prisoners. In a letter they say dislocating the prisoners is discriminatory and distorts democracy.

New census projections have revealed that white children will be outnumbered by children of color in the United States within the next five years. The rise…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans – nearly 1 in 2 – have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income. The latest census data depict a middle class that’s shrinking as unemployment stays high and the government’s safety net frays. […]

The number of Americans living under the poverty line in the U.S. hit a 52-year-high, according to the new U.S. Census. The report, “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010,” showed that close to 15.1 percent of all Americans now live below the poverty line. Though the most shocking statistic of […]

WASHINGTON D.C. — Recent data acquired from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that African Americans making more than $75,000 a year still live in poorer neighborhoods than white people who make much less money. USA Today reports: The average affluent black and Hispanic household — defined in the study as earning more than $75,000 a […]

A city known as “Chocolate City” for it’s large number of African-Americans, may not be able to call itself that anymore. The Black population in Washington D.C. has slipped under 50 percent this year, close to 51 years after it gained a majority, according to an estimate by William Frey, the senior demographer at the […]

CHICAGO — Chicago’s Black population has plummeted, losing 17 percent, while the latino population has gained 25,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. U.S. congressman Danny Davis says “the Black” is slipping away. With the decline of African Americans in the city, Hispanics have taken rise with a 3.3 percent increase in population. According […]

New York — A recent op-ed article by columnist Charles Blow in the New York Times talks about the Black population decrease in New York City according to the 2010 census. RELATED: Drake explains tweet about Nate Dogg While the numbers have yet to be released, the Black population numbers in New York are expected […]

Chicago– According to the U.S. Census, Black owned businesses have risen by 60% from 2002 to 2007. ABC News reports: The number of black-owned businesses in the U.S. increased by 60.5% to 1.9 million between 2002 and 2007, more than triple the national rate according to U.S. Census data released Tuesday. The number of businesses […]

Washington, D.C.– Demographers sifting through new population counts released on Thursday by the Census Bureau say the data bring a pattern into sharper focus: Young Americans are far less white than older generations, a shift that demographers say creates a culture gap with far-reaching political and social consequences.