Poverty, Hispanics and You

Posted on 09/29/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringToday’s news gets right to heart of an uncomfortable topic: Hispanic children, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, are now the largest group of children in poverty in the U.S. – not by percentage, but by pure numbers. Some 6.1 million Hispanic children are in poverty, compared to 5 million white children and 4.4 million black children. Hispanics, according to the Washington Post, have been hit harder by the recession than any other group. What’s uncomfortable about this – aside …

The Takeaway: Americans Are Fed Up; Recession Rages; Salmonella Outbreak

Posted on 07/26/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayDon’t mean to start the morning on a low note, but the numbers don’t lie. The recession rages and long-term unemployment rates are still high. As the country focuses on the very important issue of the debt ceiling (here’s an update), many segments of the population are asking,” Hey, remember us?” 

Race is A Factor When Talking About Alzheimer’s

Posted on 03/11/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthDid you know that African-Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than white people? Hispanics are one and half more times as likely to develop the disease as white folks too. The Alzheimer’s Association discovered this reality in a new report on these pretty significant numbers. AARP Bulletin reports: An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, a number that is expected to grow as boomers age. For the special report on race, ethnicity and Alzheimer’s disease, the association …