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Executive Order Number 20: Advancing Equity for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Virginia Issues,Women

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-orders/eo-20-advancing-equity-for-small-women-and-minority-owned-businesses/

Orders state agencies to exceed a goal of 42% in expenditures spent with small and minority-owned businesses in the state and to create a micro business designation for employers with no more than 25 employees.  From the Office of the Governor

 

The School Discipline Consensus Report

Categories: African Americans,Disability,Education,Headlines,Hispanics,Sex Issues,Youth

http://csgjusticecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/The_School_Discipline_Consensus_Report.pdf

Subtitled: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System.  Calls for improved methods of school discipline that keep students engaged in classrooms and less use of suspensions. Criticizes the disproportionate number of disciplined students of color, those with disabilities, and youth who identify as gay, bisexual, lesbian or transgender.  From the Council of State Governments Justice Center

 

Job Characteristics Among Working Parents: Differences by Race, Ethnicity, and Nativity

Categories: African Americans,Health Insurance,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/job-characteristics-among-working-parents-1.htm

Reveals that foreign-born, Hispanic, and Black working parents are significantly more likely than U.S. born, White or Asian working parents to have a low wage job without health insurance or a pension plan.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Race Reporting Among Hispanics: 2010

Categories: Hispanics,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0102/twps0102.pdf

Evaluates how Hispanics reported their race on the 2010 Census.  A working paper of the Census Bureau.

 

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) 2012 Highlights

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Health Insurance,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/data/2012/2012highlights.pdf

Provides estimates of the population without health insurance coverage by demographic and income-to-poverty characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

Presidential Memorandum: Creating and Expanding Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Youth

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/02/27/presidential-memorandum-creating-and-expanding-ladders-opportunity-boys-

Describes presidential initiative to improve opportunities for youth of color by tracking indicators of life outcomes on a website, developing federal proposals that will enhance positive outcomes, and creating a public portal to disseminate successful programs and practices.  From the White House

 

Hispanic Community Health Study: Study of Latinos

Categories: Health/Medical,Hispanics

http://www.cscc.unc.edu/hchs/

Long term study which describes the prevalence of cardiovascular/pulmonary and other select chronic diseases in the Hispanic community.  Also covers the role of sociocultural factors.  From the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

 

The Economic Status of Women of Color: A Snapshot

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.dol.gov/wb/media/reports/WB_WomenColorFactSheet.pdf

Provides information on Black, Hispanic, and Asian working women especially with regard to income, employment, educational attainment, poverty, and the gender wage gap.   From the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor

 

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