Poverty

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Mid-sized cities like Milwaukee are ground-zero for the dramatic concentration of segregation. (Photo: Towpilot/Wikimedia/cc)
Discriminatory housing, zoning, and other policy choices are driving the dramatic rise of racialized poverty and segregation across the United States, with the number of people residing in low-income "ghettos, barrios, and slums" nearly doubling in the 21st century alone, a new report finds. Architecture of Segregation , authored by the Century...
Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News
"What is obvious to us is ... that if humanity is to avoid a calamitous loss of food security, a fast, society-pervading sea-change as dramatic as the first agricultural revolution will be required." (Photo: Suzie's Farm/cc/flickr)
How do you make sure billions of people around the world have access to food?...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A three-year-old girl waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event in October to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles (Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
There are roughly three million more U.S. children living in poverty today than...

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