Poverty & Inequality News

December, 2009
Municipal human services departments from Newton to Northborough are trying to keep up with a crush of people facing mental health crises, imminent homelessness, hunger, and the need for heat this winter.
November, 2009
he number of Americans that have trouble putting food on the table shot up last year in an unprecedented spike to a record 17 million households
November, 2009
The American unemployment rate surged to 10.2 percent in October, its highest level in 26 years, as the economy lost another 190,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday.
November, 2009
Many more young people could succeed at college if given the chance. But public policy has been raising hurdles rather than increasing access.
November, 2009
The suit, filed in August, asks a judge to order a more stringent environmental study of the toll-lane project. Among the chief concerns it cites is the potential effect of air pollution on the health of low-income and... More
November, 2009
As soon as the job opening was posted on the afternoon of Friday, July 10, the deluge began.
November, 2009
The university is facing a $131 million budget shortfall this year, and Ms. Li is among the many students who are feeling the pinch
November, 2009
Coach, teacher who worked for gender equity at Brandeis in 1970s is now waging a new, personal battle - against age discrimination
November, 2009
Physical attacks on people based on their sexual orientation will join the list of federal hate crimes in a major expansion of the civil rights-era law that Congress approved yesterday and sent to President Obama for... More
October, 2009
The shooting has ignited long-simmering racial tensions in this struggling northern Illinois town, 80 miles from Chicago.

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