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Rocco Landesman: Too Many Theaters?

Scott Walters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Home
Scott Walters

Looking at the facts, exactly where does Landesman see too many theaters? Everywhere in the U.S.? I live in Bakersville, N.C. (pop. 357), and I haven't noticed the place crawling with actors and directors.

Michael McAuliff

Advocates Fear Senate Will Gut Key Census Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate could follow the House of Representatives' lead and gut a key survey of the Census Bureau used by businesses, researchers and...

The New Family Network: More Than Ever, It Takes a Village

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Melanie's husband died suddenly at 35, leaving her to care for their three sons, ages 8, 4, and 10 months. She had no family nearby. Turns out, she had something just as valuable: A network of friends.

House Republicans Bury Their Heads in the Demographic Sand

Ange-Marie Hancock | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Ange-Marie Hancock

America is changing and we need to know how. By voting to cut off funding for the American Community Survey, the Republican majority in the Congress has sought to complement its current "do-nothing" approach with a "know-nothing" information base.

A Disappointing Television Season for the Latino Community

Janet Murguía | Posted 07.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

There's a lot of talk by the networks about reaching out to the Latino audience, but little action. Networks need to be brave enough to pick up shows with Latinos in starring roles. Learn from what works and what doesn't work, then try again until you succeed.

New 1940 US Census Records Show Black Undercount

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR, DEEPTI HAJELA and RANDY HERSCHAFT | Posted 07.21.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — It was on the streets of her Harlem neighborhood in the 1940s that teenager Althea Gibson began working on the tennis skills that wou...

For The First Time, Minorities Surpass Whites In U.S. Births

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 07.16.2012 | Latino Voices

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

What Makes an Interracial Relationship?

Heidi W. Durrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | Black Voices
Heidi W. Durrow

I'm used to checking "other" to describe myself. Still, imagine my surprise -- not at the recent headline that interracial marriages are at an all-time high -- but that my marriage is included among them.

Driving Blind: The Dangers of Defunding the Census

Arturo Vargas | Posted 05.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Vargas

It's Public Policy 101: before you step, you should look. Before charting a course and spending money, lawmakers should get the information they need to make the best decision.

Michael McAuliff

Census Boss: House Bill 'Devastates' America's Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Census Bureau hammered the House of Representatives on Friday for passing a bill that he said "devastates" the nati...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To End Census Survey Done Since Jefferson's Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The House voted Wednesday to eliminate the detailed surveys of America that have been conducted by the Census Bureau since the nation...

Voter Registration Among Latinos, Blacks: Up Or Down?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Latino Voices

Has voter registration among Latinos and African-Americans gone up or down since the 2008 election? Considering how important these two voting blo...

Surprising Group More Likely To Live With Parents

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

Apparently having a warm little nest makes it tough to leave home. Young adults from affluent families are more likely to live at home than their ...

Amalía Has Two Easters

Eleni Gage | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents
Eleni Gage

I hope the parents of all the other children of cross-cultural and interracial marriages -- even those who only count because of the new census -- have found their world similarly expanded.

Setting Unrealistic Expectations to Commemorate Earth Day

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Joan Michelson

This progress is too slow and not audacious enough. We need Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG). What has to happen to flip the current energy paradigm, where oil is 3.6 percent of our energy consumption?

Ancestors of Michelle Obama in the 1940 Census

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.15.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

The cost for nine relatives of the First Lady -- including her mother, grandparents and great-grandparents -- to rent these cozy quarters in 1940? $45 a month or roughly the equivalent of $737 today.

Penguin Population Shows Surprising Shift In New Satellite-Based Tally

Reuters | Pauline Askin | Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

By Pauline Askin SYDNEY (Reuters) - Counting emperor penguins in their icy Antarctic habitat was not easy until researchers used new te...

Find Al Capone (And Your Family) In 1940 Miami Census Data

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

In 1940, there were only four cities in the county we didn't yet call Miami-Dade. Thanks to the National Archives, who last week released handwrit...

Celebrities in the 1940 Census

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.04.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

One has to wonder if nine-year-old Neil Armstrong, who once spent his days walking around St. Mary's, Ohio, ever imagined that he would eventually be the first to walk on the moon.

Make History in Your Pajamas

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

On April 2nd, after a long wait of 72 years, the 1940 census will be released, and in a historic first, the collection will emerge online in digitized form -- a remarkable snapshot of a nation still recovering from the Great Depression and not yet aware of its approaching entry into war.

New Report Illustrates Influential Size Of Young Latino Population

Posted 02.23.2012 | Latino Voices

While 2010 Census data showed us how quickly the Latino population has grown in just ten years, a new statistical portrait released Tuesday by the Pew...

Oil Boom Wreaks Havoc On North Dakota Towns

AP | DALE WETZEL | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In the last two years, Williston school superintendent Viola LaFontaine has had to manage an influx of 480 new students brough...

The Viral Immigration Meme: Did You See The Success Story?

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 03.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

"We all see what we want to see," someone wrote as a Facebook comment for this picture. What do you see when you look at it?

Americans Demonstrate Changed Attitudes Towards Poverty Since the 2008 Economic Crisis

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The silver lining of the 2008 crisis might be that more Americans start seeing poverty for what it is: not something anyone "deserves."

Mapping Out New York's Wealthiest And Poorest Neighborhoods

Posted 12.08.2011 | New York

WNYC has built an interesting map using data from the Census Bureau to highlight the city's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods. The data, which ...