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Poverty in the US

America's Cities: An 'Urban Crisis' Ignored

Frank Islam | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Frank Islam

We won't solve the nation's "urban crisis" by labeling it such. Not doing so, however, means that we will not even begin to address in a serious manner those issues that over time could eventually destroy many of our American cities as we have known them.

Child Poverty Exists In Silicon Valley, Too. Here's Who's Helping Often-Overlooked Kids

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact

Jorge Valencia is from Silicon Valley. But his daily life couldn't be further from those "basically swimming in gold" not even five miles away. "Th...

President Obama, Set A Goal To End Hunger

David Beckmann | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
David Beckmann

As we gear up for more deficit-reduction negotiations and potential across-the-board cuts to vital safety-net programs, our charge to President Obama is that he work with Congress to reduce the deficit in a way that strengthens protections around programs vital to vulnerable people.

Why We Don't Need A Second 'War On Poverty' (At Least Not Now)

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

We don't need a national discourse on poverty but a shift in attention away from disadvantage toward an examination of the concentrated advantages provided to those already flourishing in our society. It then becomes clear that it is not only poverty but inequality that plagues the poor.

Poor Babies Set Up for a Lifetime of Illness

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

One in five American children lives below the poverty level. Are we really willing to let them walk into a future of life-limiting and life-threatening illness?

Perceptions of Poverty

Jeremy Everett | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Jeremy Everett

Unfortunately, the norm I have witnessed in impoverished communities throughout the U.S. is that people are working very hard but are unable to get ahead.

How Do We Alleviate Poverty If We Can't Even Define It?

Peg Chemberlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Peg Chemberlin

As costs rise in nearly every aspect of life, low-income people are forced to bear an increasingly heavy yoke. And as long as our systems for determining who should receive aid are based on outdated models, these people have no hope for relief.