Poverty

During this week's installment of the CBC's Message to America, Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) discusses his "10-20-30" proposal, which seeks to reduce persistent poverty around the country.

While poverty rates have decreased for White and Asian families, Black children are more likely to live in poverty than children of other races, a…

A study of 100 American cities, facilitated by Measure of America (an initiative of the Social Science Research Council), found that segregation is still affecting…

In a recent article for American Banker titled Lessons from Baltimore: ‘Middle-Class Folks Don’t Riot,’ John Hope Bryant, President and CEO of Operation Hope, wrote: “Our goal as…

In an effort to help tackle issues of poverty pushed to the forefront recently by President Barack Obama, advocates for the poor are urging him to…

If you’ve been a New York City resident for some time, you’ve likely noticed how your once empty subway car is still packed with people,…

During a candid talk about race and poverty Tuesday at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama tackled the changing face of economic inequality in the U.S.…

Despite its proximity to the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland has been the center of economic despair and urban blight since riots rolled…

While African-Americans have made significant social and economic strides since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Black community continues to face…

Worldwide, 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty — on less than $1.25 per day.1 There has been a reduction of more than 34…

In an interview with Amy Goodman of  “Democracy Now,” our dear brother, Dr. Cornel West, said that while he’s happy that Mitt Romney didn’t win…

Last week, there were rumblings about Tavis Smiley’s PBS program, “Reawaking America.”  The program was designed to encourage politicians and citizens to deal with poverty in America, which continues to be ignored by the powers-that-be in Washington. In fact, in last year’s State of the Union Address, President Obama was the first Democratic president since […]