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Poverty

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  • Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success

    Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success
    In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called "Moynihan's Scissors": Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors' blades. The descending line charted the decline in the minority male unemployment rate. The...
  • As Whole Foods ventures to Englewood, many eyes on Detroit store

    As Whole Foods ventures to Englewood, many eyes on Detroit store
    The skeptics didn't think a Whole Foods could ever work in Detroit. They also didn't think a Whole Foods could deliver change to a city plagued by poverty, blight, crime and unemployment. Yet in the 11/2 years since the market opened, the aisles have...
  • US Education Secretary: Pa. has largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts

    US Education Secretary: Pa. has largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Pennsylvania has the largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts — and that must change. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that high-...
  • Ultra-low income limit set for GAP health care

    Ultra-low income limit set for GAP health care
    Since enrollment opened in mid-January, dozens of Peninsula residents have applied for the Governor's Access Program, or GAP, to receive primary care and mental health services through a federal waiver program open to Virginia residents aged between 21...
  • State bar considers requiring all law students to do free legal work

    State bar considers requiring all law students to do free legal work
    Two fresh-faced UCLA law students met Carlis Pegues with a smile, eagerly leading the frail, 64-year-old woman into a cramped office to hear her troubles. Pegues, they learned, is locked in a dispute with her landlord, who she says is attempting to...
  • School budget cuts ignore changing school demographics

    School budget cuts ignore changing school demographics
    The budget and educational policies proposed by Gov. Larry Hogan's administration are out of step with the demographic changes taking place across the state in Maryland public schools. The Maryland Equity Project a research and policy center located...
  • Funding apprenticeship programs is good for the state

    Funding apprenticeship programs is good for the state
    Many of our communities in Baltimore City and the state of Maryland were established because of good old fashioned blue collar jobs — solid, well-paying jobs in manufacturing, construction and the trades. But by the 21st Century, high school...
  • Mississippi Delta locked in the poverty of the past

    Mississippi Delta locked in the poverty of the past
    Mississippi has been called "the South of the South" -- a place even more poor, more racially segregated and more violent than the rest of the region -- and the Mississippi Delta has been called "the Mississippi of Mississippi." As I pass through on a...
  • Arthur H. Garrison: 1965 report on black families remains controversial

    Arthur H. Garrison: 1965 report on black families remains controversial
    This month is the 50th anniversary of the release of "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action," otherwise known as the Moynihan Report. This report, then and now, is a controversial policy paper on the status of the black family and the impact of...
  • A negative return on investing in prisons

    A negative return on investing in prisons
    As executive director at Marian House in Baltimore City, a refuge for women returning to the community from prison, I read with great interest the recent Sun article "Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated" (Feb. 25). I'...
  • Loaves and Fishes expands approach to helping the poor

    Loaves and Fishes expands approach to helping the poor
    Struggling local families looking for help from Loaves & Fishes Community Services these days receive assistance with far more than just putting food on the table. Their self-help relief now comes in a way that's tailor-made for their circumstances...