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Democrats Warm Up for a "War on Poverty" With Republicans on Capitol Hill
Congressional Democrats say the Republican budget hurts the poor....


Rep. Paul Ryan Says Inner-City Culture Remarks Were Inarticulate, Not Racist
Rep. Paul Ryan says his comments about poverty were inarticulate....


Viola Davis Opens Up About Growing Up in Poverty
The actress is spearheading a Hunger Is campaign to combat childhood hunger....


Poverty, Not Crack, Biggest Factor in Addicted Babies Lives
Study confirms that crack baby epidemic was overblown....


Say What? Fried Chicken Causes Racial Health Disparities and Poverty?
Republican politician Vickie Marble of Colorado blames Blacks’ status in the U.S. on poor diets....


Commentary: We Must End Poverty and Inequality in America
Rep. John Conyers says we must act to break the persistent link between poverty and the criminal ju...


Cornel West and Tavis Smiley Launch Nationwide Poverty Tour This Weekend
West and Smiley will travel around the nation to highlight the struggles and resilience of poor com...


U.S. Poverty Reaches Record High
For the first time ever, sixteen percent of Americans — 49.1 million people — are living in poverty...


Commentary: Why a Poverty Tour Now?
Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are taking their show on the road once again. That’s fine, but couldn’...


Commentary: Let’s Not Compare African Poverty to Black American Poverty
A new awareness campaign by Bread for the World seeks to draw a connection between Africans struggl...


Hunger Rates Similar Between Blacks in America and in African Nations
One in three people in Black America have difficulty feeding their families. And nearly the same am...


Commentary: The Pro-Poverty Policies of Union-Busting Mitch Daniels
In his rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address, Indiana governor Mitch Daniels sla...


Commentary: In Post-Mandela South Africa, Economic Challenges Loom
While Nelson Mandela ushered in an important era in post-apartheid South Africa, his successors hav...


Clinton Warns Poverty Fuels Nigeria Violence
Former president Bill Clinton warned Nigerians Monday that the stark economic inequality the countr...


HIV/AIDS–Poverty Link Strongest in the South
Report finds that the HIV/AIDS epidemic hits harder south of the Mason-Dixon Line....


Income and Education Trump Race as Factors in HIV Risk
CDC report confirms study indicating that education and income are greater factors than race in det...


Commentary: Why Arresting Homeless Mother Shanesha Taylor Was Wrong
Shanesha Taylor's case highlights the complexities of poverty and homelessness....


Poverty Line Rises For Families in Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe – The poverty line for maintaining a family of five in economically ravaged ...


Record Gains for U.S. Poverty with Elections Looming
Record Gains for U.S. Poverty with Elections Looming...


Suburbs Take Hit as U.S. Poverty Climbs in Downturn
Suburbs Take Hit as U.S. Poverty Climbs in Downturn...

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