Published on Mar 8, 2013
Despite platitudes about living in a race-blind society, a new study from Brandeis University shows that the wealth gap between Whites and Blacks tripled in the last 25 years. The study surveyed 1,700 households of working age between 1984 and 2009. There’s no better to see how wealth and race meet face-to-face than Washington, DC. RT producer Gavino Garay sits down with Maurice Jackson, Professor of African American Studies at Georgetown University, to understand why, after so many years of racial ‘equality,’ Blacks are nowhere near the same socioeconomic status as Whites.
Published on Sep 13, 2012 by VOAvideo
new report — released jointly by three U.N. agencies and the World Bank — says that despite progress by health programs worldwide in reducing infant mortality, prospects remain dire: a child still dies every five seconds somewhere in the world. The new report calls for renewed international commitments to child survival. VOA’s Vidushi Sinha has more.
Published on Jul 3, 2012 by uscensusbureau
Margo Anderson, a professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, talks about how the United States was the first country to use a census to apportion power in the government.
Published on Jul 2, 2012 by uscensusbureau
William Fliss, an archivist at Marquette University, tells how census data shows us how the United States has transformed from a new republic to the nation it is today.
Published on Aug 9, 2012 by uscensusbureau
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a vital source of information about our nation and its people. Every year, the ACS provides detailed demographic and socioeconomic statistics. The ACS tell us about education attainment, income, occupations, health care coverage, our veterans and more. Because of the ACS, the public and private sectors can make informed decisions impacting our nation’s future.
Published on Apr 18, 2012 by uscensusbureau
Feb. 1, 2012 at 9 a.m. (EST) — The U.S. Census Bureau hosted a forum with the National Urban League on the black population at Black Entertainment Television studios. This event highlighted statistics from the 2010 Census, providing a portrait of the black population in the U.S. Following the presentation, an expert panel discussed the statistics and their implications.
Feb 10, 2012
Deborah Acosta discusses how Miami keeps ranking at the bottom of the barrel on recent national lists, including most miserable, and vainest city in the US.
1 in 4 women say they were hit hard, kicked, or otherwise violently attacked by their intimate partners.
1 in 5 women say they were victims of rape or attempted rape.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers some numbers that are higher than previous reports. The report is based on a randomized telephone survey of 9,000 women in the U.S. (Dec. 14)
Young and happy, pilgrims from the four corners of the Earth are gathered in Spain for the Roman Catholic church’s third World Youth Day, presided over by Pope Benedict XVI.
However many in Spain are irritated at the invasion of the happy clappers at a time of austerity and a decline in church attendance.
On arrival the young faithful are greeted by the organisers with a veritable goody bag of kit to help them enjoy the festival, a rucksack brimming with discount vouchers for lodgings, transport and food at a total cost of over four million euros.
More than half of the priests who were ordained in the U.S. in 2011 were between the ages of 25 and 34. This according to a report released by the American Conference of Catholic Bishops. About 480 priests were ordained this year and roughly 20 percent of them attended World Youth Day at one time in their lives.