Poverty

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Food insecurity and homelessness in cities around the country spiked in the past year, a new report released Thursday has found. According to the United States Conference of Mayors' annual Hunger and Homelessness Survey (pdf), 71 percent of the 25 cities surveyed saw an increase in requests for emergency food assistance—a majority of those coming...
Desmond Brown, IPS News
LIMA, Peur - For more than 10 years, Mildred Crawford has been “a voice in the...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Empowering women and girls is critical to ending hunger, extreme poverty, and...

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...