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.
Shereen Marisol Meraji
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.
Sep 14, 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.
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.
Aug 23, 2012 New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
Aug 17, 2012 Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Aug 7, 2012 A new review from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says the number of children living in homes where neither parent has full-time year-round work has jumped sharply after the recession.
Aug 3, 2012 Thousands of Syrian refugees continue to flood border communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. Both government and non-government aid organizations are scrambling to accommodate them.
Jun 4, 2012 Sixteen percent of the U.S. population lives at or below the poverty line. Author Peter Edelman thinks that's unacceptable.