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A new way to measure income inequality

Sep 20, 2012
Environmental writer Tim De Chant says gauging income inequality is as simple as looking at a neighborhood's trees.
Posted In: income inequality, space, trees

Census report: More states have rising income inequality

Sep 20, 2012
A new report from the U.S Census Bureau shows that since 2010, the gap between rich and poor is widening in more states.
Posted In: poverty, census, income inequality, wealth gap

Trying to measure income inequality? Follow the trees

Sep 20, 2012
You can measure an area's income inequality in pay stubs, Census numbers and... its tree cover? Environmental writer Tim De Chant argues that sometimes you can't see a neighborhood's wealth for the trees.
Posted In: Money, income inequality, trees, Income Gap, wealth gap

Pennsylvania high court sends back voter ID law

Sep 18, 2012
Lower court must prove that the law does not disenfranchise poor and minority voters -- or it will be struck down
Posted In: Voter ID, election, Pennsylvania

Leading the change at Oyler School

Sep 13, 2012
School principal Craig Hockenberry fights poverty with community at a different kind of school in Cincinnati.
Posted In: Education, Oyler School

One School, One Year: A look inside Oyler School

Sep 13, 2012
Inside Cincinnati's Oyler Community Learning Center over the course of one school year.
Posted In: Education, Oyler School, cincinnati

Why the annual poverty numbers matter

Sep 12, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest figures on the nation's poverty rates. Nothing much has changed, and that's not a good thing for the economy.
Posted In: poverty

Tavis Smiley/Cornel West launch Poverty 2.0

Sep 12, 2012
The noted African American media commentator and university professor take their road show to key election battleground states in hopes of pushing poverty onto the front burner of the presidential election agenda.
Posted In: poverty, poverty 2.0, election, U.S. Census Bureau

Long-term unemployed face changing workplace

Sep 12, 2012
Being out of work for a long time is tough. Going back to work after a long absence can be almost as challenging to catch up in today's fast-changing work environment.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Cornel West on poverty issues in the U.S.

Sep 12, 2012
The well-known author, philosopher and Princeton professor is embarking today on a four-state tour aimed at bringing awareness to poverty issues in the United States.
Posted In: Cornel West, poverty

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