poverty

President Barack Obama’s plans to allow some undocumented immigrants to reside in the U.S. have come to a halt. Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S.…

Worldwide, 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty — on less than $1.25 per day.1 There has been a reduction of more than 34…

Worldwide, 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty — on less than $1.25 per day.1 There has been a reduction of more than 34…

35-year-old Arizona mother, Shanesha Taylor went to a job interview, left her two young children in the car and was arrested and slapped with felony…

They put on for their city! Rappers and Chicago natives, Kanye West and Common have joined forces to bring over 20,000 jobs to their hometown.…

Not that cable news culture and George W. Bush‘s political career aren’t strong enough indicators of this factoid, but I can always count on a…

Has the narrative of poverty been so interwoven with images of blackness for so long that we have forgotten that white Americans are poor, too? SEE ALSO: Is Unconditional Love A Lie? TheRoot published an article recently that says the national conversation around poverty has been discussed as if its just a black issue. White […]

Government aid helped cut the poverty rate nearly in half, according to a study conducted by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The Census Bureau estimates that last year a record 46 million people lived below the poverty line, and revised figures released this week suggest that the number may in fact be more […]

According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, Atlanta had the highest income inequality rate in the country from 2005 to 2009, just ahead of New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and Miami. The widening gap between the rich and poor in Atlanta is driven by high unemployment in an economy that is creating few jobs and gentrification […]

Sesame Street is on a mission to tackle childhood hunger and homelessness premiering a new character whose background highlights children who live in such poverty. Lily, the newest muppet on Sesame Street, comes from an impoverished family and will make her debut in a primetime special on Oct. 9. “We are honored that Sesame Street, with […]

Reverend Jesse Jackson wants to revive the “War on Poverty.” Reflecting on former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s efforts, Jackon commended the nation’s introduction of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Trial Nutrition Act. “If we can bailout banks if we can reconstruct Iran and Afghanistan then we can do a war on poverty that works,” Jackson told […]

If you’re a single mother, you should really be worried! The poverty data released this week from the U.S. Census is a harsh reminder of what the economic toll for single mothers. Two-thirds (66 percent) of low-income African American children live in single-mother households. According to the Huffington Post, In September the Economic Policy Institute […]