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Held Captive

3 Charged With Holding Disabled Woman, Child, Captive In 'Modern Day Slavery': Attorney

www.newser.com | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime

(NEWSER) – Ohio has another creepy captivity case on its hands. Three people have been charged with forced labor after allegedly holding a woman wit...

Poor Children: Stranded at Sea

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

"For poor children... poverty means more than money. For them, it can be a life sentence of exile from the larger society... Poor children and children who are not poor live in utterly different worlds."

'Held Captive': Child Poverty in America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Hopelessness and despair are too often the products of poverty. Today, 15.5 million children are living in poverty in America -- the highest child poverty rate the nation has seen since 1959.

The New Faces of Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

The shadow of poverty has fallen on Long Island, New York, the birthplace of the suburban American dream.

Katrina's Children: Childhood, Still Interrupted

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

All lost not only their belongings but at least a year of schooling and a big chunk of their childhoods. They are still struggling and, by now, largely forgotten.

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.