In the five years since global leaders met in Copenhagen to discuss climate change, a lot has changed, and too much has stayed the same. In the past five years, more than 650 million people have been affected and more than 112,000 lives lost as a result of weather-related disasters.
It is a moral disgrace that child poverty in the U.S. is higher than adult poverty, higher than for children in almost all other competitor nations, and higher than our country with the world's largest economy should ever allow.
Eight hundred years ago a little man in Italy was saving the Church from its corruption, clericalism, irrelevance, and insincerity by waking people up to a renewed focus on the Gospel.
Poverty fell in 2013 U.S. Census data shows. It inched down from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, but still higher than when the Recession officially ended in 2009. So not yet time to eat cake. ...Or is it?
Illinois had 16 schools in Newsweek's new rankings of the top 500 high schools in the country. But in a different list that focused on low-income stu...
Twenty-eight million workers are currently making minimum wage. Less than 25 percent are between the ages of 16 and 19 years old. More than half are women (62 percent).
Why do we have such a high poverty rate five years after the end of the Greatest Recession since the Great Depression, and the greatest income and wealth inequality since that Great Depression?
In May 2014, Jimmy Chen left his position as product manager at Facebook in search of something smaller and more meaningful. That's when he stumbled u...
Underemployment is expensive in dollars and even more costly in terms of its impact on children of under-employed parents. We need to make discussing and addressing this imperfect imbalance a priority.
This is the last in a series of three posts sharing the story of Myong, a refugee from Vietnam who was receiving counseling from Asian Neighborhood Design, the social service agency I ran in 1983.
Physical activity is integral to promoting overall vitality and economic opportunity. Though they may not seem related at first blush, getting people moving physically and economically go hand in hand.
It turns out, we get results in the places we invest. The question is, are we investing in the right places?
Today's Census data provide fresh evidence that the economy strengthened in 2013, but too slowly to improve the living standards of many middle- and low-income Americans.
Ever so tentatively, it feels like a new day is dawning here in the Show-Me state -- a day in which many residents are challenging their local and state police around basic law enforcement procedures.
The Island of Oahu/ Hawaii is getting a lot of attention these days for all the wrong reasons. A local council there just approved measures to regulate how a person spends time on a sidewalk -- nothing more than weakly veiled attempts to kick homeless people off the curb.
I did my best to sum up how education policies are destroying education and, more importantly, harmful to students, on a recent HuffPost Live segment.