Issues / Poverty
Poverty and deep poverty persist in this wealthy nation.
Republican politicians with presidential ambitions are suddenly treating people who can’t make ends meet a priority.
Until both lawmakers and universities prioritize reinvesting in America's young people, the student debt crisis isn't going anywhere.
Two recent legal cases about money and free speech unveil a contradiction in our application of the First Amendment.
Rather than addressing the reasons for the increase in homelessness, the city of Columbia has given its homeless a choice: either vacate to a designated emergency shelter, or go to prison.
Foreign-funded mining operations may not be enough to alleviate the scourges of cholera, displaced people, and corrupt leaders.
Mexicans have little to celebrate as NAFTA turns 20 years old in 2014 - the destruction caused by the agreement continues to push many Mexicans to migrate to try to make a living.
With a million people demonstrating in the streets of Brazil, everyone's scrambling to understand how a 20-cent bus fare hike turned into a social revolt.
Jill Richardson puts her own brush with food stamps into a broader context.
When the Great Recession struck, City Life/Vida Urbana was there, confronting bank power with people power.