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Smiley & West on Face the Nation!

Posted originally by Leigh Ann Caldwell on: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3460_162-57418553/cornel-west-and-tavis-smiley-poverty-in-america-threatens-democracy/   (CBS News) PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley said on “Face the Nation” Sunday that poverty in America “threatens our very democracy,” and that it threatens our national security. Smiley and Princeton Professor Cornel West, co-authors of the new book The Rich and the Rest of Us (Smiley Books), [...]

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Made Visible

Made Visible: Women, Children & Poverty in America – Panel discussion, Part 2 In the second of a three-part discussion, some of the most prominent females in the U.S. address issues around women, children and poverty in America.   Watch Made Visible: Women, Children & Poverty in America – Panel discussion, Part 2 on PBS. [...]

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“Welfare Reform” Cuts

“Welfare Reform” Cuts The Huffington Post ran a disturbing article last week, called “Child Care Program Cuts Leave Working Poor Parents Struggling.” The story, written by Peter S. Goodman, called out the state of California for budget cuts that have left more than 200,000 children of low-wage working women in healthcare limbo. Ironically, Goodman writes, [...]

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“Working Poor” Numbers Increase

Number of “Working Poor” Grows in America On Friday, the U.S. Government announced that 7.2 percent of Americans in the labor force earn so little that they are living in poverty. Reuters, which reported on the number based on 2010 government figures, noted that the percentage of the working poor is the highest in at [...]

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Recovery fueled by low-wage jobs

Recovery fueled by low-wage jobs More than one million jobs have been created in the United States within the past six months. That’s the good news. The downside is that more than half of these new jobs, or nearly 668,000, were created in the restaurant, retail, temporary service, social assistance, and hospitality sectors. In other [...]

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