Stories about Poverty

Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.

From Mali to Memphis: Dee Dee Bridgewater fires up the soul of her youth

The brilliant blues-jazz singer digs deep into her past for latest release—and puts one over on Elvis.

Screen Grabs: Brazilian classics, the Gospel of Eureka, a Silicon Valley scam….

Campy Australian horror, RIP Albert Finney, a Chinese gangster epic, Albany Film Fest, and more in cinemas this week.

The inhumanity of homeless ‘sweeps’

When did taking people's possessions, destroying their shelter, and leaving them to suffer in the rain become the new normal?

Screen Grabs: Berlin & Beyond, Woman at War, The Mystery of Picasso ….

Mapplethorpe, Styx, Giant Little Ones, tributes to Delphine Seyrig and Hirokazu Kore-eda, and more in cinemas this week.

Venezuela: Democratic uprising or US coup?

Trump is strangling the country while US oil companies envision big profits.

‘Take back our lives:’ The words of poverty scholars

A new book is a declaration of emergency and a guide book to regaining our bodies, spirits, hearts and minds.

Taxing the rich is suddenly a popular idea

Even at Davos, you can't avoid the reality that one of the biggest problems facing humanity is economic inequality. Now if Newsom and Breed would only join the discussion....

Political power — in San Francisco and Sacramento

Progressives celebrate in Chinatown as Newsom puts out meaningless platitudes that ignore the issue of massive wealth inequality.

Mayor Breed’s brother should be released from prison

And so should thousands of other Black and Latino men serving unjust sentences due to racist criminal justice policies.