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2014-04-08 08:26:35

JOHANNESBURG and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network announced today a grant of up to USD $250k to Africa Check, a Johannesburg-based nonprofit that promotes accuracy in public debate and media reporting. The two-year grant will be used to support the expansion of Africa Check's operations to Kenya and Nigeria. Africa Check scrutinizes the veracity of claims made by public figures; assists traditional and community-based media with training, data, and...

2014-01-30 12:25:37

Company Secures Additional Funding from Omidyar Network, Knight Foundation and Quotidian Ventures NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Media technology company Versa (www.versaHQ.com) today launched the op-ed for the digital age. "Featured Perspectives" are sponsored quotes from thought leaders, advocates and experts, written in response to and published alongside hot-topic articles. "Today's 24/7 media cycle places almost impossible demands on publishers," said Versa CEO and...

2013-11-06 12:25:48

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's poverty rate was 16.0 percent in 2012, unchanged from 2011, according to the supplemental poverty measure released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2012 rate was higher than the official measure of 15.0 percent. The official poverty rate in 2012 was also not significantly different from the corresponding rate in 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131106/DC11805-INFO) (Logo:...

2013-03-01 00:20:38

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, MARCH 1: WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH Profile America -- Friday, March 1st. This is Women's History Month -- a time to recognize the often overlooked vision, courage, and accomplishments of the nation's women. One example is Mary Harris Jones, who brought the evils of child labor to national...

2013-01-30 12:24:31

Census Bureau Report Shows Homeownership Rates Among Foreign-Born Increase with Time in the United States and Citizenship WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half (52 percent) of foreign-born householders owned their homes in 2011. In contrast, about two-thirds (67 percent) of native-born householders owned their homes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) A new report, Homeownership Among the...

2013-01-23 12:23:49

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From 2002 to 2012, the highest rate of increases in education attainment levels were doctorate and master's degrees, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. The population with a doctorate grew by about 1 million, or 45 percent, while those who held a master's climbed by 5 million, or 43 percent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Meanwhile, the population with an associate degree rose by 5...

2012-08-21 22:18:11

Young children in lower-income families who live in high-cost areas don't do as well academically as their counterparts in low-cost areas, according to a new study. The study, by researchers at Child Trends and the University of California (UCLA), appears in the journal Child Development. "Among families with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty threshold–that's below $66,339 for a family of four–living in a region with a higher cost of living was related to...

2011-12-05 08:43:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Retailers report that this year's post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend broke all previous records, raising predictions of the best holiday shopping season ever. Yet the number of people living in poverty has also broken all previous records - 46.2 million people, the highest number ever recorded and still rising despite the fact that the National Bureau of Economic Research declared the recession over in June 2009. Meanwhile, wealth and income...

2011-10-18 13:16:01

Persistent high poverty is most prevalent among children, with those living in rural America disproportionally impacted, according to researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. "Nearly 22 percent of America's children live in poverty, compared with 14 percent of the total population. Poverty is scattered and geographically concentrated, and it ebbs and flows with economic cycles. However, in some parts of the country, poverty has persisted for generations,"...

2011-09-23 10:39:00

Older Adults Severely Affected by Economic Downturn; In Line With Overall Poverty Numbers WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the overall number of older adults living in poverty has increased. Even more significant is the number of seniors who have experienced an increase in economic insecurity--or those simply living on the edge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO) Seniors with...