Melissa Boteach examines an unfortunate and cynical upcoming vote on banning aid from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program from being spent at strip clubs.
Katie Wright explains what’s at stake this year for low-income families and our economy should expansions to important tax credits expire.
Alan Krueger, chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, spoke at an event about growing differences between income groups.
A look at the current data on inequality suggests we have some work to do if we’re to realize Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of an America that gives equal opportunity to all its citizens.
Joy Moses and John Craig presents the five dream killers aimed at gutting federal programs that if enacted would lock our nation’s poor in poverty.
Joy Moses and Jasmin Jones note that people of color’s participation within the movement benefits them and the cause.
Jennifer Rokosa recommends that Congress boost funding for federal programs with a track record of bringing kids out of poverty and helping them become successful.
A look at the growing problem of childhood obesity and the costs it inflicts on our society.
The latest poverty numbers show that the Millennial generation is struggling in today’s economy, and must take a stand for themselves to ensure a prosperous future, writes Jasmin Jones.
Interactive Donna Cooper tallies up what chronic hunger costs us in each state.
Report Donald S. Shepard, Elizabeth Setren, and Donna Cooper discuss the cost of hunger and food insecurity in America.
Donna Cooper on how rebuilding America’s crumbling roads and bridges is one of the most effective ways to put Americans back to work.
Donna Cooper looks at the top 10 states with failing bridges to see how unemployment and poverty could fall by repairing them.
To make progress, African Americans and activists need to fight back against historical stereotypes of them being poor and unemployed, writes Joy Moses.
Katie Wright lists the most startling numbers from yesterday’s census release. They clearly indicate the need for legislation such as the American Jobs Act.