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Guess Which Group Of Immigrants To The U.S. Are The Most...

AFRICANGLOBE - According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest American Community Survey 41% of this foreign-born population in the United States obtained bachelor’s degrees or higher between 2008 and 2012 compared with 28% of the overall foreign-born U.S. population.

In America White Deaths Now Outnumber White Births

AFRICANGLOBE - More White people died in the United States last year than were born, a surprising slump coming more than a decade before the Census Bureau says that the ranks of White Americans will likely drop with every passing year. Although the percentage is small, several demographers said they are not aware of another time in U.S. history — not even during the Depression or wars — when there was such shrinkage among the dominant racial group.

White Americans Now Losing Majority In Under-5 Age Group

AFRICANGLOBE - For the first time, America's racial and ethnic minorities make up about half of the under-5 age group, the US government said on Thursday. It's a historic shift that shows how young people are at the forefront of sweeping changes by race and class.

U.S. Census Bureau Drops the Word ‘Negro’ From Surveys

AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. Census Bureau is bidding farewell to "Negro" on its surveys and forms after more than 100 years of use. The description has come to be viewed as outdated and even offensive by many people in the Black community, officials say, so the bureau will reduce the options to "Black" or "African-American."

Nearly 50 Million Americans Living In Poverty – Census Data

There were nearly 50 million Americans living in poverty in 2011, under an alternative measure released by the Census Bureau Wednesday. That’s 16.1 percent of...

Resources for Black-Owned Business Success

If small business owners are the economic engine of the U.S., minority business owners are increasingly providing the power. The number of Black-owned businesses rose...

U.S. Census: One Third Of U.S. Population Now In Poverty

AFRICANGLOBE - One hundred million US residents—one third of the US population—live in households with perilously low incomes, according to a recent report from the US Census Bureau. The shocking figures were derived from the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), an alternate measure of poverty and income that was released in November.

We Need a Black Economic Renaissance

When the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 46.2 million Americans were now living in poverty, it wasn't a stretch to guess which group of Americans topped the list: African Americans. This was no surprise, given the black unemployment rate of 16.7 percent, nearly double the 9 percent national rate.

Despite Bad Economy, Black Hair Businesses Booming

In a time where it seems most businesses are on the decline, hair salons are on the rise. The Census Bureau recently noted their jump in an otherwise glum report about mom-and-pop businesses, stating that the number of hairdressers and barbers and the shops that employ them grew by about 8 percent from 2008 to 2009.