poverty

About Face Charlotte will unveil its Wall of Compassion at the historic Grace AME Church April 27 from 6-9pm as part of the Uptown Crawl.  Abput Face Charlotte’s mission is to share the stories of some of the 147,989 people living in poverty in Mecklenburg County. Their website says, “To give voice to the voiceless. To […]

People in Black and Hispanic communities are spending nearly half their income on rent.

Follow Terence Lester’s journey from Atlanta to Washington, D.C.! He’s walking from Atlanta to DC to bring awareness to poverty in the U.S.  and he’s passing through Charlotte today.  Check out the video and read more about how you can support his efforts here.

During this week's installment of the CBC's Message to America, Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) discusses his "10-20-30" proposal, which seeks to reduce persistent poverty around the country.

African-American kids from rich families are more likely to go to prison than White kids from underprivileged households.

Where is New Orleans 10 years later, take a look at this infographic to see how Hurricane Katrina affected the beloved city.

While poverty rates have decreased for White and Asian families, Black children are more likely to live in poverty than children of other races, a…

A study of 100 American cities, facilitated by Measure of America (an initiative of the Social Science Research Council), found that segregation is still affecting…

California residents are currently battling a record-breaking drought, but that hasn’t stopped some of its richest residents from demanding their lawns be put first when…

In an effort to help tackle issues of poverty pushed to the forefront recently by President Barack Obama, advocates for the poor are urging him to…

During a candid talk about race and poverty Tuesday at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama tackled the changing face of economic inequality in the U.S.…

Despite its proximity to the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland has been the center of economic despair and urban blight since riots rolled…