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The 25-cent raise: What life is like after a minimum wage increase  Chico Harlan Washington Post February 17, 2015

 

Walmart raising wages to at least $9 Hiroko Tabuchi New York Times February 19, 2015 As Walmart gives raises, other employers may have to go above minimum wage Neil Irwin New York Times February 20, 2015

A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the coming decades, NASA researchers say Darryl Fears Washington Post February 12, 2015

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) costs declining, expected to fall much further. trend reflects recent benefit reduction and lower caseloads  Dottie Rosenbaum and Brynne Keith-Jennings Center on Budget and Policy Priorities February 9, 2015 See full report (10 page PDF file)

This is a May 28, 1963, file photograph of a sit-in demonstration at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, Miss., where whites poured sugar, ketchup and mustard over heads of the demonstrators. Seated at the counter, from left, are John Salter, Joan Trumpauer and Anne Moody. Moody, whose memoir “Coming of Age in Mississippi” gave a wrenching account of growing up poor in the segregated South and facing violence as a civil rights activist, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at her home in the small town Gloster, Mississippi. She was 74. (Jackson Daily News, Fred Blackwell, File/Associated Press)

Anne Moody, Mississippi civil rights activist, dies at 74 Associated Press Washington Post February 7, 2015  

Picture of man standing in an unfinished apartment. Photo: Graham Crouch for The New York Times

Neeraj Jagga bought this apartment in a 4,000-unit complex near New Delhi but said construction had barely progressed in three years. The developer, Kabul Chawla, has been the subject of numerous consumer complaints. Photo: Graham Crouch/ New York Times

Amid complaints in India, a real estate deal in Manhattan Stephanie Stall and Louise Story New York Times February 9, 2015 See more in this series Towers of secrecy: Streams of wealth flow to elite New York real estate  See HN special report Harmful economic systems: Obtaining income

New report urges Western governments to reconsider reliance on biofuels Justin Gillis New York Times January 28, 2015  Access World Resources Institute report  See HN special report Environment and hunger

Adhanet Kidane, 30, a single mother in Tampa, Fla., earns minimum wage at two fast-food restaurants. Photo: Edward Linsmier/New York Times

Adhanet Kidane, 30, a single mother in Tampa, Fla., earns minimum wage at two fast-food restaurants. Photo: Edward Linsmier/New York Times

Middle class shrinks further as more fall out instead of climbing up Dionnne Searcey and Robert Gebeloff New York Times January 25, 2015

This powerful Reddit thread reveals how the poor get by in America Max Ehrenfreund Washington Post January 15, 2015  See the Reddit thread What do insanely poor people buy, that ordinary people know nothing about? See more at US hunger images and stories

In memory of Martin Luther King
Heaven will wecome you, Dr. King
Big Maybelle
Why (The King of Love is Dead)
Nina Simone

(song in tribute, written immediately after MLK's assassination on April 4, 1968)

Three-year-old Saria Amaya waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event in October to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.  Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Three-year-old Saria Amaya waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event in October to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. Children from low-income families now make up a majority of public school students in the nation, according to a new report. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty Lyndsey Layton Washington Post January 16, 2015

Lamar Smith, a case worker with the city-contracted nonprofit Community of Hope, does a walk-through in mid-December with Timika Holiday, 29, a formerly homeless mother of two, at her home in the District. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/Washington Post

Lamar Smith, a case worker with the city-contracted nonprofit Community of Hope, does a walk-through in mid-December with Timika Holiday, 29, a formerly homeless mother of two, at her home in the District. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/Washington Post

Prevent homelessness? Break the cycle of poverty? It’s not just his dream but his job. Robert Samuels Washington Post January 17, 2015

Grapes of wrath: California farmworkers fight to unionize David Bacon Al Jazeera America January 16, 2015

Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy Roberto A. Ferdman Washington Post January 8, 2015

Children eating lunches at school. Photo: Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times, via Associated Press

A provision in the federal spending bill prohibits lowering salt limits for school lunches. Photo: Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times, via Associated Press

2015: The year Republicans strike back at Obama food policies Jenny Hopkinson, Helena Bottemiller Evich, Bill Tomson and Chase Purdy Politico January 1, 2015 In final spending bill, salty food and belching cows are the winners  Robert Pear New York Times December 14, 2014 Congress to nutritionists: Don't talk about the environment Dan Charles National Public Radio December 15, 2014

Vidal Cota is an immigrant farm worker from Los Mochis, Sinaloa.  He cleans the plastic tubes used for drip irrigation from a watermelon field, after the melons have been harvested. Photo: David Bacon

(MERCED, CA) Vidal Cota is an immigrant farm worker from Los Mochis, Sinaloa. He cleans the plastic tubes used for drip irrigation from a watermelon field, after the melons have been harvested. Photo: David Bacon  

Hard winter for California farmworkers  David Bacon New American Media December 22, 2014

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