May 15, 2021

11 mind-blowing facts about the US economy

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By Pat Evans From Business Insider The United States is the world’s largest economy. Here are 11 surprising facts about the US economy, from its near-record economic growth to the mind-boggling GDP of its largest state, California. Visit MarketsInsider.com for more stories. For more than a century, the United States has been the world’s economic […]

US court blocks census question for Caribbean immigrants

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From Jamaica Observer NEW YORK, Jamaica (CMC) – Caribbean American New York City Council Member Jumaane D Williams has welcomed a ruling by a US federal judge blocking the Trump administration from including a question on citizenship status for Caribbean and other immigrants in the 2020 Census. “Time and again, over the last two years, […]

Census Bureau: Selected Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean Ancestry Groups making their mark: Nigerians outpace U.S. educational and occupational levels

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NEWS PROVIDED BY U.S. Census Bureau WASHINGTON, JUNE 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — About 61 percent of people with Nigerian ancestry age 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher — more than twice the U.S. rate of 28.5 percent, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report on Characteristics of Selected Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean  […]

Caribbean Connections: CT, Jamaica eye non-stop flights, import-export pipeline

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By Gregory Seay From Hartford Business Imagine it: A jetliner lifts off from central Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport on a non-stop Jamaica flight, its seats filled with homegoers and tourists eager to soak up the balmy Caribbean island’s good vibrations. The plane’s cargo hold, too, brims with Connecticut-sourced technology and merchandise also bound for the […]

The gender pay gap is the smallest it has ever been

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By Aaron Taube from Business Insider In 2013, women earned more than $0.78 for every dollar earned by men. New data from the US Census Bureau find that the gender pay gap — the difference between what men and women are making in the workplace — is the smallest it has ever been. The Census […]

Will Caribbean immigrants finally be able to self-identify on U.S. census forms?

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Op/Ed by Dr. Linda Marc Cléris From LaVoz After a battle waged since 2008, the United States government may finally be prepared to recognize Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans in the United States as what they are – a district identity group within the American society. If the recommendation made by the National Advisory Committee […]

Caribbean-American clout through an accurate count

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By Jared Mccallister From New York Daily News Pre-Labor Day carnival parade speech to target the significant political and economic gains possible through the creation of Caribbean categories in the U.S. Census The clout of Caribbean Americans – evident in the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade’s annual display of people power – could grow […]