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Book Review: The Ordeal of Appalachia — ProPublica
A new account challenges our notion of how the people of Appalachia “acquired civilization and then lost it.”
bookreview  alecmacgillis  propublica  appalachia  poverty 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Life Inside the RVs of Silicon Valley - Topic
In Silicon Valley, one of the wealthiest regions in the United States, some people have been forced out of permanent housing and into their RVs. This past summer, we met ten of the area’s mobile residents.
siliconvalley  paloalto  poverty  economy  housing  gentrification 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Promethea Unbound — The Atavist Magazine
A child genius raised in poverty, she wanted to change the world. Then a horrific act of violence nearly destroyed her.
theatavist  crime  science  children  poverty  genius 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Gone Baby Gone | New Republic
In the wake of the housing crisis, a new breed of real estate investor is destroying America's cities.
thenewrepublic  housing  realestate  poverty 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How the Bankruptcy System Is Failing Black Americans
Black people struggling with debts are far less likely than their white peers to gain lasting relief from bankruptcy, according to a ProPublica analysis. Primarily to blame is a style of bankruptcy practiced by lawyers in the South.
propublica  debt  bankruptcy  poverty  legalsystem  racism  race  inequality 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City - The New York Times
How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system.
nikolehannahjones  education  newyork  racism  race  poverty  schools  segregation  nytimes  nytimesmag 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Can a Tech Start-Up Successfully Educate Children in the Developing World? - The New York Times
Bridge International Academies — a chain of inexpensive private schools —
has ambitious plans to revolutionize education for poor children. But can its
for-profit model work in some of the most impoverished places on Earth?
bridgeinternationalacademies  education  thirdworld  developingworld  poverty  forprofitschools  schools  nytimes  nytimesmag 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
In Goma, Lights May Flicker but Looks Stay Sharp - The New York Times
“One of the first things I noticed is how completely beautiful everyone is on the street,” said Shayla Harris, a documentary filmmaker and journalist, about her recent trip to Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
goma  congo  poverty  style  africa  nytimes  shaylaharris 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Is Anybody Home at Ben Carson’s HUD?
A long-harbored conservative dream — the “dismantling of the administrative state” — is taking place under Secretary Ben Carson.
hud  bencarson  housing  newyorkmagazine  alecmacgillis  poverty  government 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic - The New York Times
Why do America’s black gay and bisexual men have a higher H.I.V. rate than any country in the world?
health  hiv  aids  gaymen  bisexualmen  sexuality  poverty  class  publichealth  disease  nytimes  nytimesmag 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Thief Dines Out, Hoping Later to Eat In -
For Gangaram Mahes, Rikers Island was the only chance for three squares and a “decent life.” So Mahes committed the same crime 31 straight times: refusing to pay the check at New York City restaurants.
crime  poverty  newyork  nyc  criminaljustice  rikerisland 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Calling Someone Other Than the Cops
Many kinds of urban disorder would be better addressed by people who aren't police officers.
The  Atlantic  policing  police  policebrutality  crime  poverty  cities  conorfriedersdorf 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The Undefeated Champions of Defeat City
Camden, New Jersey, is America's most dangerous city, a once proud place now ravaged by addiction and poverty and guns and decay. It's also a really unlikely place to start a Little League.
baseball  littleleague  newjersey  camden  gq  poverty  violence  crime  kids  children 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The Endless Odyssey of Patrick Henry Polk
texasmonthly  poverty  welfare 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Tent City, U.S.A.
A field study, in these Hard Times, of the Homeless (as observed in the H Street Encampment, Fresno, California). Being an examination of who they are, how they think, and what they do
esquire  georgesaunders  homeless  fresno  poverty 
december 2013 by brendanmcfadden
South L.A. student finds a different world at UC Berkeley
COLUMN ONE South L.A. student finds a different world at Cal Kashawn Campbell grew up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in South Los Angeles. Yet he became a straight-A student at Jefferson High School. But at UC Berkeley, he found challenges far greater than he anticipated. More photos Kashawn Campbell overcame many obstacles to become a straight-A student. But his freshman year at UC Berkeley shook him to the core.
southcentral  ucberkeley  poverty  latimes  losangeles  education 
august 2013 by brendanmcfadden
Pressing On the Upward Way
A profile of life in one of the country's poorest counties
owsleycounty  theamericanprospect  kentucky  poverty 
june 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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