Categories & Tags: poverty

Moral Monday leader launches 15-state tour calling for more love in politics   |   March 31, 2016
In an election year that has seen violence at presidential rallies and targeting of vulnerable minority groups by state officials running for re-election, faith and civil rights...

 

Nikki Haley's troubled economic record in South Carolina   |   January 12, 2016
The Republican Party's decision to tap South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to offer the rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address this week is a sure sign that...

 

What went wrong with the South?   |   November 3, 2015
By Alyson Zandt, MDC In an article last month for the Washington Post, Chico Harlan describes the difficulties facing young people growing up in some of the nation's lowest...

 

Faith's social mandate   |   September 25, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation has launched a "Southern Voices"...

 

#BlackWorkersMatter: Confronting race and building a better movement for economic justice   |   September 18, 2015
In 2010, on the heels of the Great Recession — the nation's biggest economic calamity since the Great Depression — one out of 10 people looking for work couldn...

 

Fighting stubborn poverty numbers   |   September 18, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation has launched a "Southern Voices"...

 

Proceed with caution: Lessons from New Orleans' charter school takeover   |   August 27, 2015
Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans did something unprecedented: The local school system fired all of its teachers and staff and converted almost all of its schools...

 

Reflections on New Orleans' uneven recovery   |   August 24, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation recently launched a "Southern Voices...

 

Same as it ever was: Why desegregation still matters in the South   |   August 20, 2015
By Alyson Zandt, MDC It's no secret: the quality of a child's education is one of the most important factors in her future success. It's also no secret that...

 

Amid deepening child poverty in the South, glimmers of hope   |   July 24, 2015
This week the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT report looking at child well-being in the United States. It found that 22 percent of all U.S. children...

 

Shortchanging rural America   |   July 23, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation recently launched a "Southern Voices...

 

New Orleans Katrina Pain Index at 10: Who was left behind   |   July 20, 2015
By Bill Quigley When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, the nation saw tens of thousands of people left behind in New Orleans. Ten years later, it looks like...

 

After EPA ignored environmental racism for decades, communities fight back   |   July 16, 2015
By Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams The Environmental Protection Agency has been ignoring complaints about environmental racism across the United States for up to 20 years,...

 

Building healthy communities in South Carolina   |   July 13, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation recently launched a "Southern Voices...

 

VOICES: UNC Poverty Center closes, NC Poverty Research Fund opens   |   July 3, 2015
By Gene Nichol I've been blessed with a long and varied academic career. But none of my efforts has approached the extraordinary honor of working, side by side for the past...

 

Picture this: The geography of immobility   |   July 2, 2015
By Alyson Zandt, MDC Residential segregation is a huge barrier to an equitable infrastructure of opportunity in the U.S., because where you live has a major impact on your access...

 

VOICES: Under Republican 'grass-eater rule' in Mississippi   |   May 18, 2015
By Joe Atkins, Labor South OXFORD, Miss. – Three-time Louisiana Gov. Earl Long, a betting man who loved the horses, knew his maneuverings to get a fourth term in 1960 were a...

 

Analysis reveals urban-rural divide in poverty in Southern schools   |   May 15, 2015
The South has some of the highest rates of low-income students in public schools. Since the 2004-2005 school year, the majority of the region's public school students have...

 

We need solid ground, not an escape route   |   May 6, 2015
By Alyson Zandt, MDC It's your lucky day! There's new data available about inter-generational income mobility, this time at the county level. Sadly, the data show fewer...

 

Earth Day: What are we fighting for?   |   April 22, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation recently launched a "Southern Voices...

 

Duke Energy called out for targeting black community with 'cynical' anti-solar campaign   |   April 7, 2015
A North Carolina minister and an environmental watchdog have sent a letter to Duke Energy President and CEO Lynn Good, criticizing the utility giant for targeting African-American...

 

Where you live matters: Concentrated wealth affects mobility   |   March 4, 2015
By Alyson Zandt, MDC Where you start in life affects where you get -- educationally and economically -- in a big way. In sprawling metros of the South, residential segregation...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: States are taxing the way to greater inequality   |   January 23, 2015
Adding together all state and local taxes that Americans pay, the nationwide average effective percentage rate for the poorest fifth of non-elderly individuals: 10.9 For the...

 

Could Duke Energy's coal ash be headed to a mine near you?   |   January 14, 2015
A Duke Energy contractor is seeking permission from North Carolina regulators to move millions of tons of coal ash from existing dumpsites at the utility giant's power plants...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Fighting Duke Energy's coal ash dumping plans   |   January 9, 2015
Date on which the commissioners of Lee County, North Carolina passed a resolution opposing Duke Energy's plans to dump toxic coal ash from distant power plants at a former...