A single mother in South Los Angeles just went on strike for the first time. This is what the fight for a living wage and a union actually looks like.
Just because it can be hard to see doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Television networks like TLC and MTV can’t keep mining poor rural Americans for show ideas and then act surprised when their stars implode.
City planning contributed to poverty, and influenced the demonstrations that took place following the shooting death of Michael Brown.
The suburban Missouri town where Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer is much poorer today than it was in the recent past.
Roy Cockrum won the largest lottery ever in the history of Tennessee, but said he will use the winnings to fund arts programming.
The 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate is trying to challenge the notion that his party is out of touch with poor people the old-fashioned way: by talking to some.
It’s Independence Day everyday, ya heard?
Thousands of fast food and retail workers went on a one-day strike Thursday in cities across the nation in order to build support for raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.
Photos from the fringes of China’s biggest cities. Toilets built under bed lofts, groups of renters crammed in underground windowless rooms — how the great migrations towards cities create cramped living conditions.
Census data also shows household incomes in 2012 were at the same levels as 2011.
The project aims to raise awareness of the problems of poverty and homelessness.
Advocates for the poor say Obama’s bungled sequester messaging has led to public apathy. The worry: “Sequester’s a secondary story to them. You know? It’s like we’re moving on to ‘14 now.”
Counties with the worst health also have far higher rates of violent crime, birth to teenage moms, and childhood poverty than the healthiest counties, according to new research.
But only 13% would eat it themselves.
“The old top-down thing didn’t work well in New Orleans,” says an expert. “We lost many months as people tried to impose solutions that turned out to be ill-advised or unwelcome.”
Steve Bloom went to the capital of Kenya to photograph everyday life in poverty. He found entrepreneurs maintaining unique storefronts that may redefine your definition of “small business.”