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

Americans struggle to feed their families

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.
Posted In: Food, poverty, Economy, drought

Economic mobility in Chicago's projects

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.
Posted In: Chicago, poverty, public housing, Segregation, economic mobility

Looking behind the statistics of child poverty

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.
Posted In: poverty

Syrian refugees face financial uncertainty

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.
Posted In: refugees, hardship, warzone, poverty, syria, NGOs

50 million Americans living in poverty

Jun 1, 2012
Sixteen percent of the U.S. population lives at or below the poverty line. Author Peter Edelman thinks that's unacceptable.
Posted In: peter edelman, poverty, Wealth and Poverty, upward mobility

A nun's take on the economic recovery

May 25, 2012
Sister Albertina Morales works with some of the most economically destitute people in Los Angeles. And according to her, the economic recovery isn't much of a recovery at all.
Posted In: los angeles, social services, poverty

Tackling poverty along with reading and arithmetic

May 10, 2012
Cincinnati's Oyler School, is not just a center for learning. It is a Community Learning Center that brings together social services and education under one roof.
Posted In: Education, medication, poverty

It's never too early for a good start in education

May 9, 2012
Kids who are well-prepared for kindergarten have a better shot at making it all the way through high school. But in poor neighborhoods, there are lots of obstacles. One Cincinnati program is fighting to remove them.
Posted In: poverty, Education, cincinnati, Ohio, kindergarten

Cutting savings to the bone

Mar 2, 2012
Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty reporters talked with people from all over the country, and many, regardless of their earning power, had very little in the way of savings.
Posted In: Savings, middle class, lower class, upper class, wealthy, poverty