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2018 Fortune 500

There has certainly been a lot of volatility in this year’s listings   reflecting in part the tumultuous roller coaster that is the stock market. Major takeaways are be seen here. There are many filters to this ranking; here are two important ones. Each company on the list has a brief, informative profile.


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Best High Schools in Jersey City, New Jersey, and the Country

The 2018 US News & World Report high school rankings report has just been issued. More than 20,500 high schools, including charters and magnet schools, were evaluated against a set of criteria. Jersey City schools figure in the state rankings with three of the schools attaining medal status with McNair High School ranking 5th in the state and 68th in the nation with a gold medal to prove it. Here is the complete list for New Jersey schools.

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Jersey City is America’s Most Diverse City

Once again, Jersey City tops the list of America’s most diverse cities in a listing developed by WalletHub. Various diversity metrics were employed in this survey of the country’s 501 largest cities. To see the benefits of diversity, please read this 2018 report from McKinsey & Company Delivering through Diversity. (This company’s reports on diversity on widely quoted in the literature.)

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African Americans in Congress

The last time this guide was published was in 2012, so it is a welcome appearance for this iteration – African American Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2018. Culled from governmental and non-governmental sources, this resource highlights

  • “the total number of African Americans who have served in Congress by party and type of service;
  • the number of African Americans who have served in each Congress since 1870;
  • the number of African Americans who have served in the House and Senate by state, district, or territory;
  • the means of entry to Congress, including regular elections, special elections, and appointments;
  • the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) House Congressional Member Organization;
  • a listing of firsts for African Americans in Congress;
  • a listing of the African Americans who have served in leadership;
  • the records for length of service in the House and Senate; and
  • a listing of the African American women in the 115th Congress.” (Summary)

Numerous tables and figures add to the utility of this document. Find out why New Jersey’s Senator Cory Booker merits a special mention in this report. (The answer is on p.14).

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2018 Best Places To Live

US News & World Report has compiled the 125 best cities in which to live. While our neighbors in New York and Pennsylvania made the list, unhappily New Jersey is not represented. Well what does US News & World Report know anyway.

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What You Need to Know About Wakanda

From the good folks at Citylab, here is a linked reading list of relevant sources.

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Presidential Rankings

From George Washington to Donald Trump, the 2018 Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents & Executive Politics Section reveals that certain presidents have maintained their status of greatness while others have shifted in the rankings from the 2014 survey, the last version conducted. Political affiliations of those surveyed are given along with the methodological considerations employed. Compare this to the C-SPAN 2017 Presidential Historians Survey.



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