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Number of Minority- and Women-Owned Firms Each Increase by More than 2 Million Nationally

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics,Women

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-209.html

Los Angeles County led the nation in the number of Hispanic-, Asian-, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms in 2012 and ranked second in the number of African American-owned firms. Shows an overall rise of minority-owned firms from 5.8 million in 2007 to 8.0 million in 2012. From the Census Bureau

 

Jails in Indian Country, 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/jic14.pdf

Provides information about jails in Indian country including number of facilities, number of inmates, types of offenses, and average length of stays. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Census Bureau Reports at least 350 Languages Spoken in U.S. Homes

Categories: Language,Native Americans,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-185.html

Press release with links to tables that show variety of languages spoken in U.S. homes. Previously only 39 languages were covered by the American Community Survey. Also covers 150 different Native American languages. From the Census Bureau

 

2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Care Coordination

Categories: African Americans,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/2014chartbooks/carecoordination/2014nhqdr-care.pdf

One of the supporting reports associated with the annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which reports on disparities in health care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of care coordination from the QDR.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Interior Department Issues Final Determination for Two Federal Acknowledgment Petitioners

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Native Americans,Virginia Issues

http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030832.pdf

Press release on federal recognition for the Pamunkey Indian Tribe of Southeastern Virginia.  From the Bureau of Indian Affairs

 

Indian Gaming: Regulation and Oversight by the Federal Government, States, and Tribes

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Native Americans

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670603.pdf

Reviews how the federal, state, and tribal governments regulate Indian gaming, according to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and the role of the National Indian Gaming Commission.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Achievement Gap Narrows as High School Graduation Rates for Minority Students Improve Faster than Rest of Nation

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/achievement-gap-narrows-high-school-graduation-rates-minority-students-improve-faster-rest-nation

Discusses state by state results for graduation by race/ethnicity, disability, limited English proficiency, and economic disadvantages.  Also provides link to statistical table.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2015

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15311/digest/nsf15311-digest.pdf

Covers enrollment, field of degree, occupation, employment status, and academic employment of women, minorities, and disabled people in science and engineering fields.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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