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Child Poverty in America

Hillary Clinton and 'Too Small to Fail': Are We Too Big to Care?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

At the national conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) this past weekend, I got to hear Hillary Clinton talk about the AAP's partnership with her "Too Small to Fail" campaign. It made me happy -- and sad.

Deep South, Southwest Earn Dismal Scores On Annual Child Welfare Index

AP | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited povert...

3 Things We Need To Stop Saying About Poverty

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

There's a common myth that people are forced into poverty because they squander their money on consumer goods. The fact is that it's harder to buy food, heat your home and put clothes on your children's backs than it used to be.

Recycled Love and a Second Chance

Sasha Lipton | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Sasha Lipton

Growing up in an affluent suburb, I was among the fortunate. I had a beautiful house. I went to a good school. I had every opportunity in front of me and never longed for anything. Yet it was a pile of plastic toys that would change my life forever.

Remember the Children

Robert Reich | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Whether it's fighting for reasonable gun regulation, child health and safety overall, or good schools and family services -- we can't have a fair fight as long as special-interest money continues to poison our politics.

The Campaign Speech You Won't Hear

Billy Shore | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

With just 10 days until the election I'm still waiting for the speech I had hoped to hear -- from any candidate, of either party, in any race. With time running out I'm growing doubtful, so just in case, I've tried to at least imagine it.

The New Face Of American Poverty Is Often A Child's

Posted 12.13.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service OAKTOWN, Ind. (RNS) Eleven-year-old Sarai Camacho of Donna, Texas, tears up when she tells why her m...

Is Our Nation on the Titanic?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What is our values compass as we seek solutions to rampant joblessness and poverty among millions of Americans, including 16.4 million poor children?

Michael Moore on New Poverty Stats

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2011-09-20-Screenshot20110919at9.14.22PM.png During my conversation today with Michael Moore, I asked the Oscar-winning filmmaker about the alarming new numbers out last week regarding poverty in America.

Growing Child Poverty in America: There Is Simply No Excuse

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Investing in our children is investing in America and our future. When we help children rise out of poverty and grow and succeed, we are paving the way for our country's next generation of workers and leaders.

Foreign Aid for Mississippi's Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

This Christmas season 15.5 million children in America are living in poverty -- the highest child poverty rate the nation has seen since 1959.