America’s 11 Poorest Cities
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America’s 11 Poorest Cities

  (CBS News) – For all its apparent conveniences and perks, city living has never…

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Lawsuits Call Ferguson, Jennings Jails Debtors’ Prisons
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Lawsuits Call Ferguson, Jennings Jails Debtors’ Prisons

Paul Hampel, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH   ST. LOUIS (STLToday.com)—Federal class-action lawsuits filed Sunday against the…

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Poverty Doesn’t Have to Be a State of Mind
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Poverty Doesn’t Have to Be a State of Mind

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering.…

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Is Ending Segregation the Key to Ending Poverty?
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Is Ending Segregation the Key to Ending Poverty?

  (The Atlantic) – Like many mothers raising children in Chicago’s housing projects in the…

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Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps
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Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen million children were on food stamps…

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Child Watch: Dr. King Left Blueprint for Eradicating Poverty
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Child Watch: Dr. King Left Blueprint for Eradicating Poverty

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   “There is nothing new about poverty. What is…

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The Poor Pay More in Taxes
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The Poor Pay More in Taxes

  (The Economic Populist) – Yes, the rich pay more in taxes (because they earn…

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Child Watch: Every Child Deserves a Fair Chance
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Child Watch: Every Child Deserves a Fair Chance

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   “A population that does not take care of…

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Is Black America Better Off Under Obama?
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Is Black America Better Off Under Obama?

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist   “Like the rest of America, Black America, in…

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Poverty, Violence Push Honduran Children to Work
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Poverty, Violence Push Honduran Children to Work

ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Roberto Castellanos has the hands of a…

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