poverty

  • MORE THOUGHTS ABOUT INCOME & WEALTH DISPARITIES

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard University room-mate was Chris Hughes. Hughes was raised in poverty in an Appalachian community by his middle-class parents who faithfully attended church each Sunday. Just by LUCK he ended up as Mark Zuckerberg’s room-mate with an opportunity to participate in the intellectual...
  • Report: Adjunct Faculty Living in Poverty

    Trimmel Gomes Public News Service TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – From skipping meals and having their utilities cut off to even delaying medical treatment, a survey of nearly 800 faculty members across Florida shows poverty is common among adjunct faculty at universities and colleges. The survey by the Service Employees International...
  • California Still Struggling with Nation’s Worst Poverty Rate

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Stubborn poverty continues to plague the Golden State, which maintains the worst poverty rate in the nation, with 14.3 percent of residents, and almost 20 percent of children, living below the federal poverty line. However, the new Census numbers on poverty...
  • The End Poverty Now March in Cleveland

    Anti-Poverty March Calls for Economic Justice at RNC

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – 341 California Republicans, delegates and alternates, are in Cleveland for the start of the Republican National Convention. On their hour-long commute from their hotel, they undoubtedly saw some protesters. One of those protests involved thousands of people for an anti-poverty rally...