According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the first official observance of Memorial Day was on May 28th in 1868. The observance was ordered by General John Logan. He ordered flowers to be placed on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
The 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) shows that . . . → Read More: CensusFax – Memorial Day 2012
The U.S. hit a major milestone between June 1, 2010 and July 1, 2010 with very little notice. The milestone that occurred was that for the first time in recorded U.S. history there was a greater minority population under the age of one (1) year than nonminority. According to the U.S. Census Bureau National Population . . . → Read More: Minority Population Under 1 Year Became the Majority in 2010
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the driving force behind Mother’s Day was Anna Jarvis. Jarvis organized observances in Grafton, West Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 10, 1908. Once the celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis petitioned members of Congress to celebrate a day to honor mothers. In 1914 Congress designated the second Sunday in May as . . . → Read More: CensusFax – Mother’s Day 2012
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, African Americans had the largest decrease in unemployment rate from April 2011 to April 2012. African Americans’ unemployment rate decreased dramatically with a drop of 3.2% (see Table 1). Unfortunately, the rate remains the highest of all measured race/ethnic population groups with a high . . . → Read More: Unemployment Rate for April 2012 – African Americans Dramatic 12 Month Decrease
Life expectancy has steadily increased over the past century. According to the National Center for Health Statistics’s National Vital Statistics report for 2010, the current life expectancy was 78.7 years old. Although there still remains a difference between racial groups, White and Black populations are moving closer. White Americans have a life expectancy of 79.0 while . . . → Read More: Life Expectancy after Birth Nearing 80 Years Old