A coalition of civil rights groups urge the Census Bureau to change its policy of how counting prisoners. In a letter they say dislocating the prisoners is discriminatory and distorts democracy.

According to reports, Barack Obama is considering becoming the co-owner of an NBA franchise.

New census projections have revealed that white children will be outnumbered by children of color in the United States within the next five years. The rise…

VIA CHARLOTTE OBSERVER The U.S. Census Bureau’s county population estimates show that our nation is becoming older and more racially and ethnically diverse. One in every 10 counties nationwide have minority populations that exceed 50 percent, as does Hawaii, New Mexico, California, Texas and the District of Columbia, according to a Charlotte Observer article. These […]

Last week news broke that a Brooking study showed that Atlanta has surpassed Chicago to become the No. 2 destination for blacks. New York is No. 1. According to a Tara Servatius column in Creative Loafing, that same study found the Charlotte was the No. 6 destination city for blacks. Nearly 95,000 blacks have moved […]

The Fly Jock Tom Joyner stopped at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter on South Tryon Street in Charlotte yesterday to help spread awareness about the U.S. Census. His stop was part of a 14-city bus tour that he and the rest of the Tom Joyner Morning Show are making to cities across the country to encourage people to be counted in the 2010 Census.

The deadline to return census forms has passed, but data collection continues. Starting May 1 in most areas, door-to-door census takers will fan out across the country. The census taking will continue through July. Be sure you know who's knocking on your door.

Starting the month, every household will receive a census survey in the mail. It’s only 10 questions and it takes 10 minutes. Every response counts. The census data determines how much money we receive from the federal government, and it tells about who we are as a community. We know Charlotte is changing, but the […]