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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 20

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    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:53:29 GMT
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    HINTON -- The Hinton Hope Foundation, along with the John Henry Historical Society, are hosting a fundraiser gala on Saturday, May 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The proceeds of the event will go towards the renovation of the new John Henry Museum and Gift Shop in Talcott. The gala will be held at the 19th century building, which is the future site of the museum. John Henry memorabilia, historic paintings, and antiques will be up for auction and local bands will provide entertainment.The renovation...
  • Bud/Alpoca dirty water runs clear, for now?

    Bud/Alpoca dirty water runs clear, for now?

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:52:23 GMT
    In Wyoming County, people in Bud and Alpoca have been living without clean water for almost a year.
    In Wyoming County, people in Bud and Alpoca have been living without clean water for almost a year.
  • UPDATE: New River Gorge brushfire 90-percent contained

    UPDATE: New River Gorge brushfire 90-percent contained

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:51:51 GMT
    An enormous effort is underway in Fayette County to stop the spread of a massive brush fire that continues to consume more land in the New River Gorge.
    An enormous effort is underway in Fayette County to stop the spread of a massive brush fire that continues to consume more land in the New River Gorge.

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

Profile America - Thursday, February 20th. Black History Month highlights not only past achievements but continued progress in the African-American community. There are just under 2 million black-owned businesses, representing a gain of more than 60 percent in just five recent years. These businesses employed more than 920,000 people - a growth of more than one-fifth in the same period. Retail trade, health care and social assistance sectors account for 27 percent of black-owned business revenue, which totals more than $137 billion. Among cities, New York has the most black-owned businesses, at just over 8 percent of the U.S. total, followed by Chicago, Houston and Detroit. You can find more statistics on communities across the country by downloading the Census Bureau's "dwellr" mobile app at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb11-24.html 
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=SBO_2007_00CSA01&prodType=table

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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