The legislature approved a landmark bill to pay $4.6 billion in compensation to African American farmers and Native Americans.
One in four children are in danger of going hungry every night says the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a new report on “food insecurity.”
CHICAGO - Che "Rhymefest" Smith, a 33-year-old Hip-hop artist and third generation resident of the southside's Woodlawn neighborhood, announced Oct. 22, that he will run for alderman of the 20th Ward.
Though she is without full-time employment, Emily Norton works even harder today. She now has four part-time jobs but earns just one-third of what she made while working full time.
The Great Recession hit home and hit hard in 2009, the Census Bureau said, as the number of uninsured leaped by 4.4 million in one year.
The president came out swinging in a major economic policy speech in Cleveland, Sept. 8, against Republican Party obstructionism.
Professionals who work with children say minority youth are disadvantaged in health care, education, a safe neighborhood and community resources.
Even before the current crisis hit, one in five children in Michigan lived in poverty, and three rural counties had the highest rates.
With high unemployment appearing to be a permanent part of the economic picture, the long-term poor are turning to increasingly desperate measures to survive.
Extreme poverty and hunger is growing across the country, yet, a majority of states don't reach their entire eligible populations.