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This Week In History: February 23-March 1

February 23, 1848: The French Revolution of 1848 begins.

February 24, 1809: London’s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute. 51 more words


U.S. Census: 17% black teens (15 to 17) live with both parents

Washington Examiner: A comprehensive survey of U.S. Census data finds that the nuclear American family, where both biological parents are at home, is in meltdown, with blacks teens being hit especially hard with less than 2-in-10 15-17-year-olds living with mom and dad. 47 more words


Design favorites – 12/25

This week, we featured the recently-released results of the American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau in the Longboat Observer. The survey revealed demographic details of the Longboat Key community. 51 more words


Statesboro experiences biggest crime drop in 5 years

STATESBORO, Ga. (WJCL) – Crime in Statesboro is on the decline. This is happening despite more people in the area.

“We’re excited to see with the population growth we’ve actually had a decrease in crime,” said Statesboro Police Corporal Justin Samples. 229 more words

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Fun Fact Friday 1/23/15

Some of you know I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I have written several posts about being a member of this church, and as I looked at the calendar I knew exactly what I wanted to write about today: 168 more words


Y Combinator's demographics are representative of its applicant pool, but not of America

Y Combinator, one of the most sought-after startup accelerators, recently released demographic figures that point to Silicon Valley’s diversity problem. Though the incubator aimed to increase diversity among its winter 2015 class, women, blacks, and Hispanics remain largely underrepresented compared with US population figures. 190 more words

Film office seeks talent for U.S. Census commercial

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — The U.S. Census wants you – but not in the way you might think this time.

Officials with the Savannah Film Office announced by social media, Monday, that filming for a Census Bureau commercial will be between Jan. 187 more words