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Verizon's Massive East Coast FiOS Scandal: 41 Percent Coverage Using 'Weasel Room' Math

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.21.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon harmed America's East Coast; not just in one or two states, but from Massachusetts down through Virginia. After reading a number of Verizon's state summaries of how great the company is and how well they have been serving each state, I noticed a pattern.

The Ambiguity of Being Latin@

Maru Gonzalez | Posted 05.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Maru Gonzalez

Attempts to construct a simplified, monolithic experience of Latinidad under a banner of pan-ethnicity have proven grossly inadequate, as markers used to homogenize Latin@s--such as language, culture, region and a common history of colonialism and U.S imperialism--are not universal to all Latin@ populations.

Midterm Election Message: Latino Participation Is Critical This November

Janet Murguía | Posted 11.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Latinos may be tempted to sit on the sidelines in the 2014 midterms. Some have even counseled that the best way for Latinos to show their power is to stay home. While there is good reason for frustration, we cannot afford to be apathetic or to indulge in the politics of spite.

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?

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Is Doing At Least One Big Thing Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

Another day, another survey showing that Obamacare is beginning to cure America's uninsured problem. The latest numbers come from the federal Cente...

Proof Young Americans Are Still Hurting From The Recession

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1 percent of the U.S. population, lived in households with two or more generati...

The Invisible Americans

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Victoria A. Brownworth

Poverty isn't a "money problem." It's not about having to wait to cash out your 401k or your IRA or some of your stocks. It's having nowhere to turn for money. It's wondering which bill can be paid and which bill can be put off.

Chinese New Year: 'Flood' of Top Brands Now Marketing to Chinese Residents of North America

Saul Gitlin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Media
Saul Gitlin

At the beginning of each year, as the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese media in North America experiences one of its most cluttered periods of advertising as local businesses within the Chinese community, and top national brands flock to acknowledge the holiday.

Super Bowl or Bowl of Soup

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

The National Football League's premier event began as Super Bowl I back in 1967, and it was not referred to as Super Bowl One, for that would have been too plebeian of a depiction.

These 2 Cities Are Now Exclusively For Rich People

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business

Few cities in the U.S. embody the growing divide between rich and poor quite like New York and San Francisco. In just the past 20 years, both have cha...

Surprisingly, The American City With The Highest Concentration Of Gay Couples Is...

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Did San Francisco just get out-gayed? Recently released data from the 2012 U.S. Census revealed which cities have the highest concentration of sam...

This Map Shows Which Ethnicities Have The Largest Ancestry In U.S. Cities

upworthy.com | Posted 08.31.2013 | Black Voices

America is supposed to be a melting pot, and this map based on census data shows the diversity of our cities....

Census: Whites Losing Majority In Under-5 Age Group

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a first, America's racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, reflecting sweeping changes by ...

Communities of Color Make History in 2012

James Mejia | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
James Mejia

As remarkable as this historic achievement is in its own right, the increases in African American voting is the tip of the iceberg with regard to demographic shifts that will forever change the face of U.S. politics.

New Immigration Estimate Suggests White Majority To Hold For Longer

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Without increased immigration, whites would lose their U.S. majority in 2046, three years beyond official projections, and the nati...

Who's Really Raising All Those Young Single Moms' Babies?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Increasingly more unmarried 20-somethings are having babies, the U.S. Census Bureau tells us. What the U.S. Census Bureau doesn't tell us is who is supporting and raising those kids. Here's one not-so-crazy thought: A lot of midlifers are getting pressed into service to help raise their grandchildren.

Census Bureau Makes Long Overdue Change

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 04.27.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in surveys. Inste...

315 Million People

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - An estimated 315.1 million people will be living in the United States on New Year's Day, the Census Bureau said on Th...

U.S. Population Growing Again After Downturn

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After two centuries of boom and bust, America's population growth may finally be leveling off. In all, the U.S. population is now ...

Government Seeks To Modernize Vital Program

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part o...

Child Poverty Holds Steady For The First Time In Years, Census Bureau Finds

Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents

After climbing four years in a row, the U.S. child-poverty rate essentially held firm in 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Wednesday. In 2...

How are YOU Filling Out the Census by Emily Flake

Emily Flake | Posted 09.05.2012 | Comedy
Emily Flake

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Saki Knafo

Child Poverty On The Rise: New Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.26.2012 | Parents

The "Kids Count" report, one of the most widely cited surveys of how children are faring in the United States, hasn't offered much good news in recent...

What Would Carlos Slim Do?

Ben Hecht | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Ben Hecht

Technology is not a panacea, only a means to an end. Increasing access to broadband and the Internet are an important first step, but we also need to find better ways of applying this technology to accelerate progress and prosperity for all.

Census: Minorities Now Surpass Whites In US Births

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 07.16.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady imm...