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Our Voice, Guest Editorial by Marian Wright Edelman, Families struggle: Child poverty remains epidemically high

The U.S. Census Bureau’s new poverty data for the states show millions of families struggling mightily to keep their heads above water in the wake of the Great Recession. Fourteen states saw statistically significant increases in their child poverty rates, 26 states saw small increases, and nine states and the District of Columbia saw small declines in child poverty rates last year. ...

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The double whammy of poverty and unemployment by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Last week, we learned that African American unemployment rates stayed level last month, with an absurdly high official unemployment rate of 14.1 percent. Unemployment rates for African American men fell, while those for African American women rose. These rates are way too high and understate the extent of pain that exists in the African American community. ...

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IF REPUBLICANS WIN NC, SPEAKER PROMISES VOTER I.D. [TAMPA, FLA.] If the GOP wins the governor's race, and holds on to its majority in the NC General Assembly, then voter ID will pass, assured NC House Speaker Thom Tillis during the North Carolina delegation breakfast at the Republi-can National Convention this week. Gov. Beverly Perdue, a Democrat, vetoed the first bill passed by the GOP in the NC General A ...

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