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People, Investment Continue to Flow to Core Cities Faster Than to Suburbs

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

New data confirm that central cities continue to grow faster than their suburbs. This still relatively new trend reverses a century of just the opposite, when city dwellers fled to suburbs and sprawl ate up the countryside.

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Freak Out Over Wonky Census Change Because ... Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Republicans who have tried for years to hamstring detailed surveys by the U.S. Census Bureau were suddenly alarmed Tuesday over news that changes to o...

Let's Leave Mad Men-Era Pay Policies in the Past

Debra L. Ness | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

In many ways, things have improved significantly for women in the workplace over the years. But April 8 is Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into 2014 women have had to work to catch up with the wages paid to men in 2013.

Early One Night in Harlem

Cody Lyon | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

On the last Sunday in February at around 8 p.m., Jon Jensen, who teaches English at Kingborough College in Brooklyn, was walking north on Frederick Douglas Boulevard near 135th Street in Harlem.

Michael McAuliff

Issa Committee To Push Bill Its Own Experts Opposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and the Oversight Committee he chairs appear to be disregarding experts they asked to testify two years ago...

Washington Watch: "Bridging the Internet Gap"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The Internet Gap, or the more commonly used phrase The Digital Divide, persists despite almost 75% of American homes now having Internet access. This...

Arizona's GOP Wasn't Happy With How An Independent Commission Drew Districts, So They Sued

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Lawyers for Arizona's Republican-led state legislature argued Friday that a federal court should invalidate the congressional districts created by an ...

14 Things The Republican Party Just Doesn't Get About Poverty

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

In an era of soaring income inequality, stagnant wage growth and a dismal job market, the Republican Party has decided that its hard-line, welfare-moc...

Do Most Real Estate Agents Own Their Own Homes? Yes!

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

If you want your real estate agent to be able to speak from personal experience, you're in luck. We discovered that the vast majority of agents - almo...

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...

East Colorado Reservations

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Putting secession on the ballot in a county is, pretty obviously, nothing more than a political stunt. It brings to mind those who launch efforts to amend the Constitution even though they know they're never going to succeed. I appreciate the value of a good political stunt, though.

The Average American's Face Will Change How You Think About Race

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

What does the average American look like? As time goes on, the answer to that question is becoming more and more complicated. The country is livin...

A Real War on Poverty

Nelson Davis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

Areal escape from the box labeled poverty requires several fundamentals and they all involve entrepreneurial thinking.

Dear Congress, Want to Know About the New Poverty Rate? Ask a Working Mom

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

"Want to know what my life is like? Then ask me," said Tianna Gaines-Turner, a childcare provider and mother of three from Philadelphia.

Consensus on Census: America's Stuck in Reverse

Sarita Gupta | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

We are one of the world's wealthiest democracies, and yet the people who make up the fabric of our population -- who serve our food, stock our warehouses, and take care of our loved ones -- barely make enough to survive.

Troubling Trend Among Single Moms

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. D...

New Data Shows Young Adults Continuing to Benefit from Obamacare

Tom Allison | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Tom Allison

There are 1.3 million more young adults (ages 19 to 25) with health insurance than before the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010. The rate of young people without health insurance has also dropped since 2009 from 31.4 percent to 27.2 percent.

New Census Data Underscores Why Movement to Boost Wages Must Succeed

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

History has taught us that the nation does better when we have a strong middle class. We need bold changes in public policy to reverse the rising tide of income inequality.

A Bitter Pill: New Census Data Show Gender-Based Wage Gap Is Largely Unchanged Since 2002

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

The persistence of the gender-based wage gap is a blot on our nation's commitment to civil rights and equal opportunity. These new data should give Congress and the administration even more reason to make addressing it a priority.

Cuts To Unemployment Insurance Have Left More People In Poverty

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unemployment insurance played a smaller role in reducing poverty in 2012 than it did in previous years, according to government data rel...

Boom and Bust: Economic Recovery Falling Short for Kids

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Mark Shriver

How this economic recovery is going depends very much on who you talk to. New figures out today show that our nation's poorest children -- the most vulnerable among us -- remain caught in a bust.

Ex-Census Director Tears Racial Categories Apart

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2013 | Latino Voices

The debate over how to classify Latinos and other ethnic groups for Census purposes has wandered into nonsensical territory, former Census Directo...

Whiteness in Fact and Fiction

Matthew W. Hughey | Posted 08.20.2013 | Black Voices
Matthew W. Hughey

Until we recognize that our debate over racial demographics is really a debate over the power and inequality that we have arbitrarily enshrined in randomly assigned phenotypical features, then we will hopelessly "beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

"Poor Alaskans": Court Blasts Alaska's Redistricting

John Aronno | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The last round of reapportionment in Alaska didn't meet any rational smell check. The heavily right-leaning redistricting board focused on pitting political rivals against each other and erected new obstacles for left-leaning candidates and incumbents in their home districts.

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.