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The Encouraging Poverty News That Official Data Isn't Telling Us

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact

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Ohio's Redistricting Victory

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Ohio ballot measure's victory is a big step in the right direction. It shows the citizens are in favor of fairness over partisanship. Hopefully, in a future election, a successful ballot measure will apply the same system to the U.S. House district lines as well (hopefully, this will happen before 2022).

Lifting California's Kids Out of Poverty

Jim Steyer | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Jim Steyer

Two recent reports make it clear we are flat out failing when it comes to lifting children out of poverty. We've got to do better, here in California and across the country - and we can.

This Supreme Court Case Could Upend The Way Democracy Works

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court this term could change how states meet the basic democratic goal of "one person, one vote." Ironically...

Issues Latinos Care About That Have Nothing To Do With Immigration

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.18.2015 | Latino Voices

Many Latino voters care very deeply about immigration reform, but immigration isn’t the only issue on their minds. In fact, when the Pew Researc...

Data On Canada Is Drying Up Since The Nation Scrapped Its Mandatory Long-Form Census

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

Five years ago, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made participation in Canada's constitutionally mandated long-form census voluntary. ...

LeBron James Is Making His Cleveland Ancestors Proud

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports
Megan Smolenyak

Whether LeBron knows it or not, three generations of his family once called Cleveland home. LeBron has classic, Great Migration heritage, and two branches of his family tree made their way from the South to Cleveland.

LGBTQ Health Disparities Have Been Eliminated

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

I've worked in the field of LGBTQ health my whole adult life. Frankly, considering the depth of our disparities, I felt that I would have job security forever.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Co-Chair Of The R&D Caucus Only Likes Certain Research | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Culberson, the new Republican co-chair of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, doesn't necessarily value all res...

Mary and Joseph

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Joseph and Mary remind us that Christmas is a genuine love story--the story of God's unwavering love for us and our love for him; the marvelous love of a wife and a husband and the joyous wonder of a first child.

Michael McAuliff

Congress Demands A Cheaper, Better Census, But Won't Fund It | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has been demanding an overhauled, cheaper census for the last five years, but the spending bill unveiled Tuesday night fails to...

Room at the Inn

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Steven Crandell

When you have no place to rest and little money, a coffee shop that permits you to visit its warm premises, use its free power or free Wi-Fi, that hands out cups of cold or hot water, is more than a resource. It's a temporary sanctuary.

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

Will Congress Shortchange the Census?

Arloc Sherman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Arloc Sherman

Under pressure from Congress to cut costs, Census has committed to conduct the 2020 census for the same cost as the 2010 census, despite inflation, population growth, and the growing tendency of busy Americans to ignore surveys.

Washington Sets the Pace on Income Inequality

Andre Shashaty | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Andre Shashaty

Amid all the recent reporting about income inequality in America, one fact has remained remarkably well hidden: Washington, D.C. has a higher level of inequality than any of the 50 states.

We Count, So Count Us: Three Reasons It's Important to Collect Census Data on LGBTQ People

Meghan Maury | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Meghan Maury

I want our government to accurately count us because it gives us power, tells us how to make life better for our community, and gives us hope. We need to know that we're one of many. I will press the Census Bureau to help us prove that, by adding questions to the census and other surveys about sexual orientation and gender identity.

This Columnist Has No Idea What A Hispanic Is

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.03.2014 | Latino Voices

A California State professor is super confused about what a Hispanic is and wants you to be too. Victor Davis Hanson, a classics professor at Cali...

Star Jones: 'The Browning Of America' Is Coming

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices

Star Jones has a pretty simple message for business owners and CEOs everywhere: A diverse work force is the key to success. "Inclusiveness makes bu...

New Data: Millennials Are Better Off with Obamacare

Tom Allison | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Allison

New U.S. Census data released last week shows that the number, and rate of young adults, who lack health insurance has fallen significantly since the Affordable Care Act became law in March 2010.

Jeffrey Young

More Proof That Anti-Obamacare States Desperately Need Obamacare | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business

In a lot of big urban areas where a large share of residents lack health insurance, help isn't on the way. Seven of the 11 large metro areas where ...

Why the Failed Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Members of Congress will spend the next several weeks at home. Every one of them should take a hard look at the impact the gender-based wage gap is having in their states and districts.

2013 Census Data on Poverty, Income Tells a Story About Our Priorities

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

It turns out, we get results in the places we invest. The question is, are we investing in the right places?

Arizona And Delaware's Second-Largest Religion May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion

Christianity is the largest religion in every American state, but a look at the second-largest religion in every state reveals a more diverse picture....

Genealogy: Tips for When You're Stuck in the 19th Century

Robin Raskin | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Every few years I get the urge to dabble in genealogy. And every few years it gets a little easier. In the early 90's it was Family Tree Maker, replete with multiple floppy disks. Ship manifests and census were just becoming available digitally. Not for the faint of heart.

Everybody Counts, Except in Burma's Census

Jack Healey | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

In the formal exclusion of all Rohingya by identity and all conflict zones in Kachin State, the validity of the entire census is called into sharp question.