The U.S. Census Bureau calculates that nearly twice as many older Americans qualify as poor than had been previously thought. At the same time, net worth disparity between younger and older is at an all-time high.
The young people, mainly high school students who organized the event, marched in front, holding pictures of the 29 youth in New Haven killed by violence this year.
Student activists say the president's executive order on the issue is not nearly enough to tackle the larger student debt crisis.
On October 15th, New Haven joined the Occupy Movement with a kick-off march of 1,000 people on the New Haven Green.
Millions are wearing purple Thursday to mark the second annual Spirit Day, when people put on the color purple to show support for LGBT youth.
If you're looking for a college education, plan to be in debt for a long, long time. The cost of schools is on the rise - again.
Spirit Day was organized in 2010 as a response to the LGBT youth who had taken their own lives following relentless anti-LGBT bullying. On Oct. 20, individuals, schools and organizations wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.
Two hundred at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst targeted the Bank of America. The bank is planning to raise fees it charges for use of debit cards.
A major topic discussed during the Take Back the American Dream conference here last week was immigrant rights and fighting for the DREAM Act.
Over 50 people gathered at the New Haven Peoples' Center for a "Youth Jobs Roundtable" to launch a campaign for good jobs for youth in New Haven.