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Report: Poverty and crime put 5 Alabama cities on list of...

A list of the 50 worst cities in America to live in has been compiled by 24/7 Wall Street, and five Alabama cities have...

Alabama editorial roundup: Feb. 10, 2019 edition

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ____ Feb. 9 The Dothan Eagle on the recent execution in Alabama:  The State of Alabama put a man to death Thursday. He...

250,000 Alabama children live in poverty, state ranked 6th poorest in...

Despite ever-improving unemployment numbers, Alabama’s economy continues to lag behind the rest of the nation’s. That's according to a new report by Alabama Possible, a statewide...

The Women’s Fund invests $215,000 into Greater Birmingham women and children

Nine local nonprofits and programs that focus on women's economic security and ending the cycle of intergenerational poverty were awarded a record amount of grant...

Lawrence W. Reed: A poverty program that worked

We've become accustomed to think of fighting poverty as a 20th Century undertaking, with the federal government leading the way. For that reason, this...

Bradley Byrne: Local groups leading the fight against poverty

Nineteen-point-two percent. That number represents the percentage of people in Alabama who live in poverty and represents over 900,000 people. I recently set out to learn more...

New study reveals Alabama among the most educationally segregated states in...

A new national study reveals Alabama is among the most educationally segregated states in America, with many of its schoolchildren enrolled in high-poverty school...

Bradley Byrne: A better way forward

From health care to national security, people are worried about the direction our country is headed. That is certainly what I hear at my...

Bradley Byrne: There is a better way to fight poverty

Last week, I sat in the basement of an apartment complex in the poverty-ridden Anacostia community of Washington, D.C., listening to Bishop Shirley Holloway...

Jason Williams: Ending the cycle of poverty through mutually transforming relationships

It's another hot Saturday on one of Birmingham's most sizzling days. Temperatures with the heat index reach in excess of 100 degrees, and it marks out...
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