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Poor Neighborhoods

When Help Might Not Be Just a Phone Call Away

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 07.10.2013 | Crime
Norma Cook Everist

All of us contribute to this unequal system of values. When a pretty, blond young woman from a prominent, wealthy family goes missing, we follow the media stories of the search for months. Neighborhoods that do not have such influence are invisible. So, how do we see?

The Brush Strokes of a Painting

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 07.18.2012 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I live in a very stereotypical low-income housing neighborhood. Most of the inhabitants are Hispanic, like my family and I, and African-American. But my street is more than that.

Saki Knafo

More Children Now Live In High-Poverty Neighborhoods Than 10 Years Ago | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

In the last decade, the number of children living in areas of concentrated poverty grew by 1.6 million, according to a new study released by the Annie...

Fewer Americans Living In Middle-Class Areas As Country Divides Between Rich, Poor: Study

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

In the latest sign of a deteriorating middle class, growing number of Americans are living either in poor or affluent neighborhoods, not somewhere in ...

I See No Bailout

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angie Cordeiro

Wells Fargo made a mistake and has received over $25 billion dollars to correct it. Dollars that the bank said would be used to help stop foreclosures... I see no bailout.

Do Charter Schools Help or Hurt?

Clara Hemphill | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Clara Hemphill

In poor neighborhoods with terrible local schools, charters may serve as an escape for children whose parents can navigate the admissions process. But what we need is a strategy to improve schools for all children - not an escape for a few.

First, Repair the Human Infrastructure

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Norwood

In barely a decade, stimulus funding used strategically now to prevent and control chronic illness will save billions in the galloping costs of medical care and disability.