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Tavis Smiley: Poverty is the New Slavery

According to a new report out this past week, poverty in America has reached its highest level since 1965. That so many Americans remain...

Black Families Overrepresented Among U.S. Homeless

Report highlights the barriers to stable housing and wellbeing experienced by homeless and low-income Black familiesIn 2010, one out of every 141 Black family...

Poverty in America: The Subject Presidential Candidates Would Prefer to Ignore

U.S. decline in the world is no longer just a trend, but a fact. Cold statistics tell us that our young people “will never experience the prosperity we, their parents, did.” Yet, amidst growing misery, the American electoral process is flush with cash. “GOP candidates spent $12.5 million on television ads in Iowa alone, and Obama is raising a $1 billion war chest to fight the election.” Rich people’s money buys silence on poverty.