Tag Archives: low-income people

For-Profit Colleges Still Failing to Do Right by Its Students

Good news on states holding for-profits accountable for deceptive practices: 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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Michelle Alexander Talks Ending the War on Drugs on the Colbert Report

Civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander was on the Colbert Report last night to talk about her book, “The New Jim Crow.” Continue reading

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Tax Program Helps Low-Income Families; Alabama Unrelenting on Anti-Immigrant Law; Convicted Defendants Not Informed about Faulty Evidence

Compiled by Wally McElwain, a Spring 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Antipoverty Tax Program Offers Relief, Though Often Temporary Sabrina Tavernise New York Times Every April, thousands of low-income families eagerly await a much needed tax return … Continue reading

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Low-Income People Pay More State Taxes Than Richest 1 Percent

Infographic about the relative state tax burdens of the bottom 20 percent of earners and the top 1 percent. Continue reading

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Hundreds Make ‘Pilgrimage’ for New Transit Line and Local Jobs in Baltimore

By Colleen Cowgill, a Fall 2011 intern More than 400 people recently gathered on a Saturday for a ‘pilgrimage’ along part of a new Baltimore transit line, which is predicted to begin construction in 2015. Co-sponsored by The Leadership Conference … Continue reading

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Jay Smooth on Occupy Wall Street

Jay Smooth’s video on Occupy Wall Street. Continue reading

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