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Here's the Crushing Poverty That Surrounds Coachella Play

Here’s the Crushing Poverty That Surrounds Coachella

by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 10:54AM

The valley is one of the highest grossing agricultural regions in the country, but it’s also one of the poorest.

Topics: Culture

Calif. Leads on Making Crime Victims of Color Visible

Calif. Leads on Making Crime Victims of Color Visible

by Carla Murphy on April 14 2014, 10:05AM

Victims in high crime areas don’t receive as much attention as perpetrators

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Paul Ryan Knows Your Inner City

Paul Ryan Knows Your Inner City

by Carla Murphy on March 13 2014, 12:34PM

He learned about it from old people.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Report Details Squalid Conditions of Richmond, Calif. Public Housing

Report Details Squalid Conditions of Richmond, Calif. Public Housing

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 3:50PM

The city is home to one of the worst apartment buildings in one of the worst public housing agencies in the country.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The PTSD Crisis That's Plaguing America's Poorest Neighborhoods

The PTSD Crisis That’s Plaguing America’s Poorest Neighborhoods

by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 11:09AM

And the hospitals that aren’t equipped to deal with it.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Childhood Asthma Soars in Poor Communities of Color

Childhood Asthma Soars in Poor Communities of Color

by Carla Murphy on January 3 2014, 10:50AM

A Dateline NBC investigation looks at how some parents are fighting one asthma exacerbator: poor housing.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Report: Half of U.S. Families Live on the Edge of 'Economic Chaos'

Report: Half of U.S. Families Live on the Edge of ‘Economic Chaos’

by Imara Jones on December 4 2013, 12:08PM

Economic insecurity has become the norm.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Homeless Youth in Focus

Homeless Youth in Focus

by Von Diaz on November 11 2013, 7:00AM

Newly released studies indicate the number of homeless youth nationwide is rising.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Study: The Majority of Public School Students in the West, South are Low-Income

Study: The Majority of Public School Students in the West, South are Low-Income

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2013, 3:47PM

Nearly half of all public school students in the U.S. qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Republican States Cut 'Food Stamps' As Feds Promise Not To

Republican States Cut ‘Food Stamps’ As Feds Promise Not To

by on October 4 2013, 7:00AM

Republican state lawmakers are looking to do the job that their Beltway comrades won’t be able to: Cut foot stamps from every angle.

Topics: Politics

House Votes to Cut $40 Billion in Funding For Food Stamps

House Votes to Cut $40 Billion in Funding For Food Stamps

by Von Diaz on September 20 2013, 11:40AM

The bill approved yesterday by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would cut $4 billion annually for 10 years and includes strict new employment standards.

Topics: /NOW

New York City Has Widest Income Gap According to American Community Survey

New York City Has Widest Income Gap According to American Community Survey

by Von Diaz on September 19 2013, 1:31PM

The newest U.S. Census Bureau data shows poverty rates remain high nationwide, but haven’t increased.

Topics: /NOW

Census Releases New Poverty Stats

Census Releases New Poverty Stats

by Von Diaz on September 17 2013, 11:25AM

Incomes and poverty levels remained steady in 2012, but the number of people with health insurance has increased.

Topics: /NOW

The World Didn’t End, So Did All the Attention Help or Hurt The Maya?

by Jamilah King on December 27 2012, 1:41PM

The truth is a lot less sensational than you might imagine.

Topics: /NOW

Rapper Jasiri X's New Video Calls Out This Election's Silence on Poverty

Rapper Jasiri X’s New Video Calls Out This Election’s Silence on Poverty

by Jorge Rivas on October 30 2012, 1:49PM

Pittsburgh rapper Jasiri X new music video for the song “Don’t Forget About The Hood” looks at how issues about the poor and those living in poverty have been “forgotten” this election season.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Near Silence on Poverty in the Presidential Debate

by on October 4 2012, 12:32PM

One of the country’s biggest issues went largely ignored in last night’s presidential debate.

Topics: /NOW

Poverty Stuck at Highest Level in Almost Two Decades

Poverty Stuck at Highest Level in Almost Two Decades

by Imara Jones on September 12 2012, 1:42PM

According to Census Bureau data released this morning, after three years of climbing, the nation’s overall poverty rate has plateaued at 15.1 percent.

Topics: /NOW

How Our 'Growth' Obsession Drives Inequity, and May Kill Us All

How Our ‘Growth’ Obsession Drives Inequity, and May Kill Us All

by Imara Jones on July 31 2012, 9:35AM

The problem starts with the very thing we use to measure prosperity: GDP. The seemingly arcane data point is leading us into darkness.

Topics: Economic Justice, Environment

Romney: Israeli 'Culture' Makes It More Wealthy Than Palestine

Romney: Israeli ‘Culture’ Makes It More Wealthy Than Palestine

by Kai Wright on July 30 2012, 10:09AM

Palestinians ask the obvious question about the presumptive GOP nominee’s analysis of poverty in the Middle East: “Isn’t this racism?”

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs, Kai Wright, /NOW

Tea Partier Rep. Joe Walsh, (R-Ill) Says Democrats Got Blacks 'Dependent Upon Government'

Tea Partier Rep. Joe Walsh, (R-Ill) Says Democrats Got Blacks ‘Dependent Upon Government’

by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2012, 6:30PM

Illinois Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh has an ongoing list of racist remarks against everyone who isn’t white.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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