Congress Leaves Kids Hungry in Order to Feed Them

It’s been a summer of false choices in Washington–pitting one vital need for struggling families against another.

Single Women Fend for Themselves in Recession

Single women of color, despite their vital economic contributions as consumers, parents and workers, bear the brunt of the economy’s decline.

Study: "Marriage Promotion" in Welfare Doesn't Work

Yet, even as we shred the social safety net, there’s always new money for magical thinking about “family values” as a way to combat poverty.

HIV in Poor U.S. Neighborhoods as Intense as Developing World

But neither HIV nor the poverty to which it’s tied is evenly distributed between races.