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Inner City Poverty Campaigns

Teen Impact: Finalist #11

James DArcangelo | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
James DArcangelo

I live between impoverished sections of Philadelphia and Trenton. Although sheltered in my oasis of affluence, I nonetheless couldn't help but see the pain and anxiety of neighboring inner-city parents.

Breaking the Cycle of Inner-City Gang Violence

Baron Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Baron Davis

Until we stop looking at these kids as monsters we will never break the cycle of gang violence.

A Promise for Our Children

Carol Chodroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Chodroff

The Youth PROMISE Act Rejects "one size fits all" approaches that will funnel more youth -- particularly poor youth and youth of color -- into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Chicago 'Vital Signs' Report Tells Where Life Support is Needed

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Like a strong, steady heartbeat, the Chicago Community Trust quietly tapped out the city's economic pulse Monday in the form of its very first monthly "Vital Signs" report.

In Harlem, Obama Embraces a New Approach to Poverty

Paul Tough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Tough

The most innovative policy in Obama's platform is his pledge to replicate the Harlem Children's Zone in 20 cities across the country. What we spend early on in a child's life, we more than get back later.

Obama Vs McCain: OTB Policy Wonks Weigh In On Where The Candidates Stand On Key Issues

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

As the Wall Street crisis and recent bombing in Pakistan have made all too clear, there are crucial global, financial and social issues that the next president will be focused to grapple with. This week OffTheBus writers have tossed aside the lipstick and plunged into some of the most pressing issues in the election by analyzing key policy differences between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.

Brother, Can You Spare an Apple?

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

Can the market do well by doing some good? Why not? In Chicago alone we have identified a half-million-plus people who live in a Food Desert with no or distant grocery stores but nearby access to fast food.

Black in America on CNN: Are We There Yet?

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raymond Leon Roker

For blacks, it is a call to arms, a celebration of ingenuity, from the breakfast table to the church, to the classroom, to the street. For whites, Black in America has to be just as complicated to watch.