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Rural Poverty

Innovating Impact: Two Social Entrepreneurs Tackle Critical Issues at Home and Abroad

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Overwhelmingly, these talented fellows represent a growing commitment to fighting social issues like poverty, terrorism, infrastructural collapse, and beyond -- through straightforward, effective means. I was lucky to learn from two of them, and share their stories here.

What You Never Realized About Rural Poverty And Your Food

Julie Peachey | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Julie Peachey

Of the 7 billion people on earth, 1.3 billion people farm the food and raw materials we consume. Despite being our "most valuable citizens," a disproportionate number of farmers suffer from the consequences of poverty.

The Poverty-Resources Gap: Rich Hill and the Unique Needs of Rural Schools

Elaine Weiss | Posted 07.14.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

The good news is that policymakers are starting to take seriously educators' assertions that poverty is no excuse, but a real, pervasive, complex problem that we must tackle if we really mean to narrow achievement gaps.

Why Urban Poverty and Rural Life Are Interconnected in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Urban poverty in the Global South does not occur in a vacuum: many of the urban poor are recent migrants from rural areas who have come to the city in search of a better life.

Fighting Rural Poverty in Appalachia and the Delta Region

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Sec. Tom Vilsack

Rural America faces a unique set of challenges when it comes to combating poverty in our towns and communities. Too often, rural people and places are hard to reach or otherwise underserved -- but not forgotten.

Allegro Coffee Empowers Women Farmers in Peru

Root Capital | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Root Capital

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe women of Codemu are an example of what a commitment to rural women provides to an entire community.

Jason Linkins

Despite 'Buckwild's' Ignominious End, Reality Television May Not Be Done With Ridiculing Rural Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment

MTV's "Jersey Shore in Appalachia" reality series "Buckwild" had a very brief and very unhappy lifecycle. It launched amid censure from critics and la...

Jason Linkins

'Buckwild' Is What Happens When People Stop Being Polite And Start Producing Poverty Voyeurism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

"Buckwild," the West Virginia-centered MTV reality show that's been compared to both "Jersey Shore" and "Jackass," is set for its second airing tonigh...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Rural Minorities Struggling To Get Foothold On Economic Ladder

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

About 22 miles northeast of Laredo, Texas, in an otherwise desolate and unincorporated stretch of Webb County, a roughed-out grid of unnamed dirt road...