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Living in Poverty

Try Looking Past The Elephant

Chris Dean | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Chris Dean

Why, you ask, isn't anyone talking about the class issue if it figured so heavily into it? Because people are more comfortable talking about things that are beyond their control.

This Is The Single Biggest Threat To Health And Happiness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

As the World Economic Forum opens this year's session in Davos, Switzerland -- bringing together world leaders to discuss the state of the global econ...

The War on Poverty Gave Me a Chance at Success

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

President Johnson died in 1973, a year before I was born, but his legacy of the War on Poverty gave millions of children like me a chance to live a better life. Poverty has not been solved but millions of lives have been enriched because of these government programs and that is a legacy to be proud of.

Saving Lives One Bead At A Time

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Now Millie has a small house of her own, financed by a brick-making business she runs. And this was made possible because she learned how to roll beads out of strips of recycled paper.

Our Path to Inclusive Growth

Neil Ghosh | Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact
Neil Ghosh

We believe that if the next generation can see people living in poverty as a part of the solution --rather than as objects of a solution -- we can make significant progress. For truly ending the cycle of poverty requires engagement on the part of the affected populations themselves.

THE HUNGER ARTIST: Living Two Years Without Money

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

MEA CULPA There is a factor affecting everything I have done in the past couple of years, which I didn't want to share with you until it was finished...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Stupid

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"The Economy Stupid" were the words on the now famous sign in successful presidential candidate Bill Clinton's 1992 war room. Today, that sign should be in the war rooms of all candidates.

Normalizing Poverty With Hope

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Is poverty in America becoming normalized? Have 16.4 million children living in poverty become an accepted part of American life? The answer seems to be yes.