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By Tami Luhby @CNNMoneySeptember 20, 2012: 7:39 AM ET Click on the map to see poverty and income levels in your state. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Mississippi once again leads the nation in poverty and lags in median household income. According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday. Mississippi had a poverty rate of 22.6%…

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The 21st century is becoming the era of American entrepreneurship, and minorities have embraced it. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of minority-owned businesses increased by 45.6 percent to 5.8 million between 2002 and 2007, more than twice the national rate of all U.S. businesses. There were 1.9 million black-owned businesses in 2007,…

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