Poverty

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Ignoring rising inequality around the world risks trapping millions in poverty and stunting economic growth, Oxfam said on Tuesday. In a report released before the upcoming G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, the aid agency called on world leaders to address the crisis by investing in public services and cracking down on tax havens for wealthy...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Children remain "the most enduring victims" of the recession in the world's...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Dozens of U.S. cities have criminalized feeding the homeless. (Photo: Ed Yourdon/flickr/cc)
As the number of U.S. cities criminalizing sharing food with the homeless...

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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...