economic justice

The South's economic crisis

October 18, 2011 - In the 1930s, with the country struggling to recover from the Great Depression, President Roosevelt labeled the South "America's Economic Problem Number 1." Today, there are troubling signs that it remains one of the nation's hardest-hit regions.

Latest Census numbers show deepening Southern poverty

September 16, 2011 - The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest poverty figures this week, and they show that poverty is worsening nationwide -- but especially in the South. The official U.S. poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent, up from 14.3 percent in 2009.  That marks the third consecutive annual increase in the national poverty rate, evidence of the persistently weak U.S. economy.