March 4, 2015 -
In sprawling metros of the South, residential segregation influences school quality, housing options, and transportation, and a disconnect often exists between low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and the location of good jobs.
August 11, 2014 -
To mark International Youth Day, a personal finance website looked at living and economic conditions for young people in the United States. The findings do not reflect well on the South.
January 8, 2014 -
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared the War on Poverty, the United States finds itself in the midst of an ongoing poverty crisis, with its epicenter in the South. Americans say they would like to see the fight stepped up again.
November 15, 2013 -
Events were held this week in Durham, N.C. to remember the groundbreaking anti-poverty work of the North Carolina Fund, which went on to serve as a model for President Johnson's War on Poverty. With poverty again on the rise in the state, what lessons might the Fund hold for today?
November 7, 2013 -
The national debate over "Obamacare" rages on, but whose voices are being heard? Not those of black teenagers in the impoverished Mississippi Delta -- at least until now.
October 18, 2013 -
The special election for Louisiana's impoverished 5th congressional district is set for Oct. 19, and Democrats are trying to turn it into the Democratic district it appears to be on paper -- and save the Affordable Care Act from continued assault from the right.
October 17, 2013 -
A new report from the Southern Education Foundation finds that low income students constitute a growing majority of public school children in 17 states, most of them in the South. At the same time, the South lags far behind other regions in per-pupil spending.