by Kenneth Braswell onApril 3, 2013
African Americans are still impoverished nearly 30 years after a controversial report inspired the phrase "blaming the victim," Kenneth Braswell writes at Ebony.
by William Julius Wilson onJanuary 9, 2013
Scholar William Julius Wilson tells us what it will take for more blacks and the poor to have jobs.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onSeptember 17, 2012
In today's link roundup: Research suggests that things aren't as bad as we thought when it comes to poverty. Plus: Ten most religious athletes.
September 12, 2012
New data on the issue, which many say is underaddressed, are available today from the Census Bureau.
by Steven Gray onApril 25, 2012
A new book by the duo tries to make poverty an issue for the 2012 election.
by Meizhu Lui onApril 6, 2011
Black households with children have just 4 percent of the wealth of whites. This widening divide has a profound impact on opportunities for kids -- and America's future, says the director of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.
by Sheryl Huggins Salomon onJanuary 6, 2011
A second look at census data reveals some surprises about seniors and African Americans.
September 16, 2010
Hot on the heels of just-released statistics about America's staggering poverty problem, President Obama released a tepid statement attempting to hype health-care reform and his infrastructure plan.
by Nsenga Burton onSeptember 16, 2010
43.6 million Americans are living in poverty.
by Katti Gray onMarch 16, 2010
Among the deprived are 1 percent of blacks in several Southern states. Meet one community.
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