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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

A man who did a lot of good for a lot of people.

March 6, 2013

A recent study shows that school breakfasts can help alleviate child hunger. Will President Obama take action on his pledge to end it? 

March 5, 2013

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions uses some very creative math to prove that people in poverty have incomes that are similar to the middle class.

March 1, 2013

There are 50 million Americans struggling with hunger—and with sequestration, things will get worse. 

February 22, 2013

The country needs more foreign aid to develop infrastructure amid the effects of climate change, but don’t look to the private sector.

February 19, 2013

TANF authorization expires at the end of March. The program isn’t what you think it is.

February 19, 2013

The TANF program expires in March, and the American people need to know what it’s all about before it’s renewed.

February 8, 2013

Concentrated poverty has largely been ignored by policymakers, despite the huge impact it has on student achievement.

February 1, 2013

President Obama laid out the right vision—what will the anti-poverty movement do to help get us there?

January 25, 2013

It makes no sense to suggest that a poor child could ever have “the same chance to succeed as anybody else.”

January 22, 2013