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In N.C., Communities Find Poverty Affects All and Focus on Potential

In N.C., Communities Find Poverty Affects All and Focus on Potential

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Eric Howell holds painful memories of his futile treks up and down Asheville’s thoroughfares looking for work. He pleaded with hiring managers at fast-food restaurants, grocery chains and retail stores. He said he was a hard worker, that he had children to feed and that he just wanted a paycheck in exchange for […]

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Dispatch 3

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Dispatch 3

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or wealth, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. The other shoe drops. It’s hard to keep track of all the immigration news coming from the Trump […]

One Way to Cut Child Poverty? Community Support, N.C. Families Say

One Way to Cut Child Poverty? Community Support, N.C. Families Say

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – When a tree fell in July 2016 and destroyed her family’s mobile home in Leicester, Kwana Bailey considered giving up. Perhaps it was time to throw in the towel, the mother of six wondered. Maybe she should take her kids and camp out in front of social services until someone came to […]

Are Tiny Homes a Solution to Homelessness?

Are Tiny Homes a Solution to Homelessness?

In 2001, a group of homeless people In Portland, Oregon, set up a campsite under a downtown bridge. The city didn’t have enough shelter space to accommodate its homeless population, and as the camp attracted more and more people, authorities began regular sweeps, clearing away tents and sleeping bags — which inevitably cropped right back […]

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or wealth, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Pulling back at the FCC? Immigration rulings and cabinet appointees may grab headlines, but there are quieter and […]

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will tell you the latest from the Trump administration on poverty and policy, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those same issues around the country. The Lead: It’s starting. Trump targets immigration policy. Putting the first bricks in the president’s wall, sort of: President Trump broke […]

Why the Rural Poor Should Always Merit Attention in America

Why the Rural Poor Should Always Merit Attention in America

When the Economic Development Authority of McDowell County in West Virginia announced the opening of a privately-owned prison in 2006, hundreds of laid-off coal miners expected jobs would flood into this rural county, where only one in three people is employed. In the following months, those jobs did come but a significant portion went to […]

Fighting Fear, Building Power: MLK and a Beloved Community

Fighting Fear, Building Power: MLK and a Beloved Community

On Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, community organizers, artists, activists, scholars, faith leaders and families of all backgrounds will come together for “Fighting Fear, Building Power: Renewing the Call for a Beloved Community.” We expect these simultaneous community gatherings – held in Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Detroit and Baltimore – to attract more […]

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