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Without Government Safety Net, Millions of Americans Would Face Deeper Poverty

Today is Poverty Day, and the U.S. Census Bureau has released new data that show 46.2 million people (15 percent) lived in poverty last year. Compared with 2010, the current poverty rate is not statistically different, but what is important … Continue reading

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Cornel West and Tavis Smiley Talk Attacks on Voting Rights & Poverty

Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Attacks on Voting Rights & Poverty Continue reading

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The REAL Hunger Games

Are you familiar with the cult sensation, The Hunger Games? Well now the REAL hunger games have begun in our own capital of Washington, D.C. This week the U.S. House of Representatives is voting on $36 billion in cuts to … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Employers Fire Pregnant Workers; Proposed Budget Cuts Are Nickel and Diming the Poor; FDA Spies on Employees’ Personal E-mail

Pregnant and Pushed Out of a Job Dina Bakst New York Times Many women, especially single mothers, face undue hardship in the workplace upon getting pregnant. Thousands of low-income families suffer as a result of women being fired over pregnancies. … Continue reading

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Per Pupil Spending in States Perpetuates Inequality for Disadvantaged Students

By Max Marchitello, Bill Taylor Fellow It comes as little surprise to education reform advocates that the recently published study on per pupil expenditure of state and local school funding distribution by the U.S. Department of Education reveals gross inequality … Continue reading

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Child Poverty Increases in Most States

The data released last week show that by 2010 more than one in five children nationally lived in poverty, which the Census Bureau defines as a household income of $22,113 for a family of four. Child poverty rose in 42 states between 2007 and 2010. For African-American children, the poverty rate is nearly 40 percent as compared to the poverty rate among White children, which was 12.4 percent. Continue reading

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