Several candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination appeared at a forum in Washington, D.C., on Monday, to discuss issues of poverty, race and inequality. Raising the minimum wage was a high-profile topic there, as well as at other campaign…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
In South Africa, voters will go to the polls Wednesday in an election that could present the strongest challenge to date for the ruling African National Congress. A recent wave of xenophobic attacks has put the issue of immigration front…
By Jeff Amy, Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
In a visit to a historically black university in the Mississippi Delta, Jerome Powell said that many rural areas have not benefited from the national prosperity. He said those areas need special support.
By Arun Agrawal, The Conversation
Climate change is a serious threat now for poor people in developing countries, but the COP24 conference in Poland offered them little hope of near-term emissions cuts or economic aid.
By Mike Taibbi, Melanie Saltzman
A third of the Marshall Islands’ population has moved to the U.S., leaving a country reeling from high unemployment and the looming effects of climate change. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Mike Taibbi reports. This story is part of an ongoing…
By Simon Ostrovsky
Sanitary and living conditions for an estimated 2,000 homeless people along Los Angeles’ Skid Row are so severe that the United Nations recently compared them to Syrian refugee camps. How does extreme poverty persist in one of the country’s most…
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
New research led by Harvard economist Raj Chetty shows that when cities experience job surges, the gains mostly bypass residents born into poverty.
By Gretchen Frazee
The median household income rose in 2017 for the third straight year, although disparities among racial groups persisted.
By PBS NewsHour
More than 18 million Americans live in “extreme poverty,” according to a report from the United Nations, which ranked poverty in the U.S. alongside some of the poorest areas in the world. The UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty paid…
Shortly before his death, Martin Luther King Jr. called for an economic revolution with protections for the poorest Americans. Half a century later, a group of religious and moral leaders are planning a revival of the Poor People's Campaign, with…
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