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Job growth is found to be no cure for a community’s poverty

In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2018 photo, a man walks past vacant storefronts at the Old Town Mall in Baltimore. Job growth was supposed to be a cure-all to stop the wealth gap from worsening, but new research suggests that impoverished Americans are getting left out even when their communities enjoy hiring booms. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms. When such cities ...

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Justice for all Baltimore

Generation JD Vocci

Now is not the time to cease-and-desist until modest and comfortable reforms are made. Getting back on the same path simply does not work for thousands of people in Baltimore. The national media spotlight will fade over the next several weeks and months. However, it is my hope is that the local landscape will have been altered for those seeking a real departure in the way people are treated, educated and policed.

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Report says poor are moving to nation’s suburbs

LOS ANGELES — A new report shows more poor people have moved to the nation’s suburbs, outnumbering those in urban areas. The Brookings Institution study released Monday says those in poverty living in suburbs jumped 67 percent between 2000 and ...

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U.S. poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau reports the number of Americans in poverty stood at 15 percent in 2011. About 46.2 million people, or nearly 1 in 6, were in poverty. That is not statistically different from the 15.1 percent who ...

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