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Nearly One-Third of American Children Live in Poverty
Sixty percent of Detroit’s kids are poor....


Texas GOP Lawmaker Blames Baltimore Unrest on Gay Marriage
Republican U.S. House Representative Bill Flores suggests the unrest stems from "the breakdown of t...


Obama Hosts 'Productive' Meeting With the Congressional Black Caucus
President Obama discusses a wide range of issues with members of the Congressional Black Caucus....


Democrats Warm Up for a "War on Poverty" With Republicans on Capitol Hill
Congressional Democrats say the Republican budget hurts the poor....


Rep. Paul Ryan Says Inner-City Culture Remarks Were Inarticulate, Not Racist
Rep. Paul Ryan says his comments about poverty were inarticulate....


Study: Minorities in Retail Get Paid Less, Promoted Less
African-American and Latino cashiers, salespeople and first-line managers are paid less, are less l...


Viola Davis Opens Up About Growing Up in Poverty
The actress is spearheading a Hunger Is campaign to combat childhood hunger....


Commentary: Why a Poverty Tour Now?
Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are taking their show on the road once again. That’s fine, but couldn’...


Say What? Fried Chicken Causes Racial Health Disparities and Poverty?
Republican politician Vickie Marble of Colorado blames Blacks’ status in the U.S. on poor diets....


Poverty, Not Crack, Biggest Factor in Addicted Babies Lives
Study confirms that crack baby epidemic was overblown....


U.S. Poverty Reaches Record High
For the first time ever, sixteen percent of Americans — 49.1 million people — are living in poverty...


Cornel West and Tavis Smiley Launch Nationwide Poverty Tour This Weekend
West and Smiley will travel around the nation to highlight the struggles and resilience of poor com...


Commentary: We Must End Poverty and Inequality in America
Rep. John Conyers says we must act to break the persistent link between poverty and the criminal ju...


Commentary: Let’s Not Compare African Poverty to Black American Poverty
A new awareness campaign by Bread for the World seeks to draw a connection between Africans struggl...


Cancer Deaths Are Down, But Blacks Still More Likely to Die
Poverty and lack of prevention are to blame....


Clinton Warns Poverty Fuels Nigeria Violence
Former president Bill Clinton warned Nigerians Monday that the stark economic inequality the countr...


Commentary: The Pro-Poverty Policies of Union-Busting Mitch Daniels
In his rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address, Indiana governor Mitch Daniels sla...


HIV/AIDS–Poverty Link Strongest in the South
Report finds that the HIV/AIDS epidemic hits harder south of the Mason-Dixon Line....


Income and Education Trump Race as Factors in HIV Risk
CDC report confirms study indicating that education and income are greater factors than race in det...


Commentary: In Post-Mandela South Africa, Economic Challenges Loom
While Nelson Mandela ushered in an important era in post-apartheid South Africa, his successors hav...

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