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Building assets to escape poverty

Building assets to escape poverty

Dec. 13 | During the mid-to-late 2000s, America’s sub-prime mortgage crisis served as the major catalyst to a larger financial emergency which nearly brought the global economy to ruins. In the wake of this disaster, poverty and unemployment skyrocketed toward...

The tolerance of poverty

The tolerance of poverty

Oct. 2 | Am I not the keeper of my brother and sister?   In his final speech to the court, legendary abolitionist John Brown proclaimed, “I believe that to have interfered as I have done as I have always freely admitted I have done in behalf of His (God’s)...

The federal poverty line grossly underestimates actual U.S. poverty

The federal poverty line grossly underestimates actual U.S. poverty

Jul. 28 | By alternative measures, close to half the country could be defined as ‘economically insecure’  In 2001, the NBC award-winning drama series The West Wing aired an episode in which the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed a new “poverty...

The New Poor — how secure are you from this emerging  American class?

The New Poor — how secure are you from this emerging American class?

Jun. 29 | The financial crisis of 2007-2008 triggered the most ominous economic emergency since the Great Depression nearly 80 years before. During this calamity, a number of new terms and phrases began to enter the general American lexicon. Such terms included...

More men earning poverty-level wages

More men earning poverty-level wages

Jun. 27 |   By Elise Gould Contributing Writer   In honor of Father’s Day, the Economic Policy Institute looked at the wages of male workers at the prime age for raising young children. While women have always been more likely to earn poverty-level...

When a crisis strikes, the poor are most vulnerable

When a crisis strikes, the poor are most vulnerable

Jun. 25 | Emergency preparedness means planning to be on your own for at least 72 hours   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Conclusion of a  two-part story   Emergencies of any kind, natural or manmade, are unpredictable and can occur at any time....

Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

May. 6 | One of the most critical, yet often overlooked aspects of poverty in this nation is the escalating incarceration rate of American citizens. The Justice Policy Institute notes that since 1970, the number of incarcerated Americans has grown nearly eight-fold...

March on Washington – 50 years later

March on Washington – 50 years later

Aug. 22 | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. set the stage for the environmental justice movement   I  was not alive August 28, 1963. The March on Washington was held 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and eight years to the date of the lynching...

Patience: When is it no longer a virtue?

Patience: When is it no longer a virtue?

Apr. 24 | Many of us here at the MSR recall being taught by our elders that “Patience is a virtue,” and very often we have found their advice to be true. Often, if we wait and exercise patience, in time what is fair and what is just will prevail. Those...

A post-election mobilization agenda

A post-election mobilization agenda

Nov. 14 |           By Julianne Malveaux Guest Commentator   Before the president takes the oath of office for a second time, African Americans should mobilize around these issues:   Sequestration Unless the Democrats and...