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Unemployed and stranded on the sidelines of a job crisis.

Nation Writing Contest Winner: Students and workers pay the price in the decline of Detroit's automobile industry.

Finding out that higher education and burger production have a disturbing amount in common.

Thirty thousand people showed up outside of Atlanta in search of Section 8 housing vouchers last week; 62 vouchers were available. It's a powerful reminder that the recession is not over.

Creating jobs that pay poverty-like wages might feel like a quick fix, but if it doesn’t get working families back on their feet, it won’t do much for our economy.

How would Dr. King have responded to the
current crises of recession, unemployment, and foreclosure?

Obama wants to repeal many strictures on legal services funding. But more needs to be done.

Activist Deepak Bhargava discusses the Obama administration's 'stealthy' support for impoverished Americans.

If the American Dream is a form of worship, we need new totems to fit new and troubled times.

In Defying Dixie, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore seeks to reclaim the radical origins of the modern civil rights struggle.

Blogs

The richest 400 Americans are worth just over $2 trillion dollars, and yet we're still cutting food stamps.

November 1, 2013

The Senate HELP Committee takes up the Older Americans Act--a safety net for seniors living in or near poverty.  

October 28, 2013

It’s time to stop bemoaning the lack of political will to confront poverty, and instead focus on creating the political will.

October 28, 2013

The history of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers shows us just how much can be accomplished with savvy organizing at the grassroots and perseverance.  

October 18, 2013

GOP proposals to defund Obamacare are the equivalent of a death sentence for thousands of Americans.

October 11, 2013

Cut off from federal funding, programs serving abused women may be forced to close. 

October 8, 2013

The state of things for people in poverty—made worse by the sequester and shutdown—should cause awe in every member of Congress.

October 7, 2013

Poverty Day--the one day every year when the mainstream media turns its attention to the poor--was last week. Here are five things you might have missed amidst the frenzy of coverage.

September 27, 2013

The Republican argument in favor of food stamp cuts lives in an alternate reality. 

September 20, 2013

The new Census data on poverty doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know--nothing will change without a formidable political movement.

September 20, 2013