Poverty

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Destroyed buildings in Gaza pictured six months after the beginning of the latest Israeli military assault. February 26, 2015. (Photo: Oxfam International)
Nine months after Israel's 51-day military assault on Gaza, a damning new report released by the World Bank finds that the 1.8 million residents of this besieged strip of land face the highest unemployment rate in the world and an economy on the "verge of collapse." Approximately 43 percent of the strip's population is unemployed, and for youth,...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
With the gap between the rich and poor growing worldwide, a new study by the...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to approve a $15...

Further

At a Funeral For A Home commemorating "the slow decline and gradual rebirth" of a West Philadelphia neighborhood and the lives therein, the Unique Miracle Drill Team marched, the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Choir sang "Precious memories, how they linger," and residents gathered to celebrate the long life of a lone rowhouse and, with its demolition, "return its brick, mortar, wood, and steel back into the earth.” The resurrection-themed communal ceremony, in one of five nationwide neighborhoods...