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US Child Poverty

Deep South, Southwest Earn Dismal Scores On Annual Child Welfare Index

AP | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited povert...

The First Lesson

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Proposals to expand Early Head Start make sense. Will they become a reality? It all comes down to that first lesson: that every baby matters. The next few months will demonstrate how well we adults remember that.

The Audacity to Wield Power

Marianne Williamson | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

What is new, perhaps -- or maybe I'm just dreaming -- is how many of us understand that if any of this is going to change, really change, then it won't be because our current crop of leaders change it. For how can a system that derives its survival from money be the system that cuts off the money supply?

REVEALED: The True Extent Of America's Child Poverty Epidemic

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - One in five children in the United States was living in a family with an income below the official poverty level in 201...

The Campaign Speech You Won't Hear

Billy Shore | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

With just 10 days until the election I'm still waiting for the speech I had hoped to hear -- from any candidate, of either party, in any race. With time running out I'm growing doubtful, so just in case, I've tried to at least imagine it.

Poverty 2.0

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

End-of-year news stories about holiday spending happily reported on the unexpectedly high totals many Americans spent -- or put on credit -- this year. But for millions of families there was another story.

Hardship in America, Part 1: Majority of Poor Children Live in Households With Major Hardships

Arloc Sherman | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Arloc Sherman

Poverty rates rose in 2010 under a variety of poverty measures, as the economic downturn continued and long-term unemployment hit record highs.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices
Marian Wright Edelman

Let's honor Dr. King by building a beloved community in America where all have enough to eat, a place to sleep, and enough work at decent wages to support a family, buy a home, and raise children in safe neighborhoods.

Growing Child Poverty in America: There Is Simply No Excuse

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Investing in our children is investing in America and our future. When we help children rise out of poverty and grow and succeed, we are paving the way for our country's next generation of workers and leaders.