poverty

school lunch

New Trump Food Stamp Rules Could Kick Entire Schools off Free Meals

The change at the Department of Agriculture could impact millions of children attending thousands of schools in poor districts.
Morgan Baskin
8.8.19
housing

California Is Desperately Trying to Hide Homeless People, Critics Say

A proposed policy would force those without homes to accept shelter, and people are pissed.
Rick Paulas
7.31.19
Statelessness

“Worse Than a Death Sentence”: Inside India’s Sham Trials That Could Strip Millions of Citizenship

"Foreigners Tribunals" in the state of Assam are deeply biased against Bengalis and Muslims, a VICE News investigation has found.
Rohini Mohan
7.29.19
poverty

School District that Threatened Parents over Kids’ Lunch Debt: "It Did Work"

School officials told parents with lunch debt that their kids could ultimately be placed in foster care if they didn't pay up.
Kelly Vinett
7.22.19
Homelessness

Trump Says Homelessness Is Super Sad for Office Workers

“Perhaps they like living that way. They cannot do that. We cannot ruin our cities,” Trump said.
Emma Ockerman
7.2.19
2020

Cory Booker Is More Worried About “Poverty of Empathy” than Actual Poverty

The Democratic 2020 candidate said he'd been reading the work of conservative writer David Brooks and it was “all up in [his] head”
Rex Santus
5.21.19
Race

The Disturbing Thing I Learned Studying White Privilege and Liberals

I found a blind spot in my empathy, and our study confirmed it.
Erin Cooley
5.7.19
housing

Luxury Housing Is Threatening to Wipe Out Miami’s Trailer Parks

The wealthy city of Coral Gables is trying to take control of some unincorporated land that would likely displace 225 people in a trailer park.
Alexandra Martinez
5.6.19
Photography

Photos of Life in 'Portugal's Toughest Neighborhood'

Photographer José Ferreira's new project captures a marginalized community as it's torn down.
José Ferreira
4.1.19
poverty

Trump's plan to slash Medicaid could leave millions sick and in debt. Just ask Texas.

Many in Texas' Rio Grande Valley are poor and sick but still don't qualify for Medicaid.
Emma Ockerman
3.14.19
Late Capitalism

‘Privacy Is Becoming a Luxury’: What Data Leaks Are Like for the Poor

"I felt like my identity or whatever didn't matter to them."
Elizabeth Brico
3.14.19
Late Capitalism

This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in Chicago

"There are no poor white neighborhoods in Chicago.”
Meghan Murphy-Gill
2.19.19
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