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Nearly 50 Million Americans Living In Poverty – Census Data

There were nearly 50 million Americans living in poverty in 2011, under an alternative measure released by the Census Bureau Wednesday. That’s 16.1 percent of...

U.S. Seeing Highest Rates of Poverty in 50 Years

The level of poverty in the United States has likely risen to levels not seen since President Lyndon B. Johnson initiated the War on...

Black Children’s Lives Short and Cheap in U.S.

Poverty is closer to the norm in the United States than most Americans realize. “More than half of Americans earn $26,000 a year – barely above the poverty level of $22,000 a year.” Yet the U.S. spends 50 percent more per person on health care than Europe, with deplorable results, especially for Black children.

U.S. Census: One Third Of U.S. Population Now In Poverty

AFRICANGLOBE - One hundred million US residents—one third of the US population—live in households with perilously low incomes, according to a recent report from the US Census Bureau. The shocking figures were derived from the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), an alternate measure of poverty and income that was released in November.