Those living in poverty can be helped by cash. Help in kind is a poor substitute.
The nation's economic expansion has not led to gains for many Americans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's annual estimates.
The United Nations is hoping a roster of celebrities will help get the word out about its new development goals.
Even when black Americans graduate high school, work full time, marry and have children later, their economic prospects are worse than whites.
For the first time, there are more impoverished black children than white children.
A new report on global maternal mortality highlights the U.S. capital’s huge health gap between its richest and poorest children.
Richard Branson's #BransonToBranson April Fools' Day hoax may have pushed the Branson, Missouri, mayor out of office.
A unique program for black boys in the East Bay lights a way out of the ghetto.
Self-employment accounts for almost half the jobs created since 2010.
In the United States—as in all of the world’s wealthier nations—ending poverty is not a matter of resources.
The chairman of the largest UK food bank provider blames government policy for the rise in hunger
Most laptop batteries have enough energy to power an LED for four hours a day for a year
The report cites low wages, high rents and the recession as contributors to the rising rate of youth poverty
A British study has found that the poor have on average eight fewer teeth than the wealthy by the time they’re 70
In Guatemala, dissenting villagers face violent attacks, arson and intimidation from supporters of a burgeoning mining industry