In the summer of 1967, the simmering unrest in cities across America exploded. In Detroit, tensions between the police and the African-American community reached their limit, unleashing five days of full-out violence -- riots or a rebellion, depending on whom…
By Morgan Lee, Associated Press
New Mexico this year became the first to outlaw school meal shaming. Several other states are weighing similar laws.
By Vanessa Williamson
Those making less than $19,000 a year pay almost 11 percent of their income in state and local taxes. Here's why that matters.
A new Pew report finds many American families -- even those with some savings -- aren’t financially resilient. So what can you do to improve?…
By Jonathan Morduch, Rachel Schneider
Why are so many Americans still feeling so financially insecure? Economists Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider followed 235 low- and moderate-income households for a full year to understand why.
By Brian Thiede, Lillie Greiman, Stephan Weiler, Steven Beda, Tessa Conroy, The Conversation
The data paint a rich and sometimes surprising picture of the U.S. today.
The monthly food supplies that were given out in February by an Athens Municipality-run centre are pictured in Athens, Greece.
By Kristin S. Seefeldt
A safety net is only useful if people can access its benefits.
In opioid-stricken West Virginia, this school is taking on the role of parent. Lisa Stark of Education Week visits Cottageville Elementary, where students often lack food, clothes and transportation because of drug-addicted parents. In addition to increasing communication with local…
Based on a true story, the new movie “Moonlight” follows Chiron, a boy growing up black, gay and poor in 1980s Miami. The film documents Chiron’s identity struggle in three acts, featuring a different actor for each. It’s a landscape…
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