poverty

What Baltimore's Children's Book Scam Says About Corporate Power

What Baltimore’s Children’s Book Scam Says About Corporate Power

April 4, 2019

Baltimore Beat Editor-in-Chief Lisa Snowden-McCray discusses the fallout from the unfolding Healthy Holly corruption scandal

Baltimore Emphasized Policing Over Recreation, and it Failed

Baltimore Emphasized Policing Over Recreation, and it Failed

April 4, 2019

The rise of police spending at the expense of recreation centers is under fire from community activists as Baltimore continues to grapple with record levels of violence

Hundreds say "No to NATO" in Washington

Protesters say “No to NATO” in Washington

March 30, 2019

Peace activists converged in the nation’s capital to oppose what they say is aggressive NATO expansion

Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

March 29, 2019

Maryland’s legislature overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of what critics describe as a watered-down minimum wage proposal

Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism

Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism

March 13, 2019

By Peter Phillips. Regime changes in Iraq and Libya, Syria’s war, Venezuela’s crisis, sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, and North Korea are reflections of a new global imperialism imposed by a core of capitalist nations in support of trillions of dollars of concentrated investment wealth. This new world order of mass capital has become a…

Over 40% of US Households Are One Paycheck Away From Poverty

Over 40% of US Households Are One Paycheck Away From Poverty

February 2, 2019

Far more households in the US are at risk of joining the ranks of the poor, should they lose their job or face a financial emergency, showing that millions are vulnerable and this number is increasing, says Kasey Wiedrich of Prosperity Now

Time On A Pivot

January 18, 2019

TRNN Host/Producer Eze Jackson drops rap lyrics from his view of where things are in general at this pivotal time

Will “Tough on Crime” Policies Fuel Mass Incarceration?

Will “Tough on Crime” Policies Fuel Mass Incarceration?

January 18, 2019

As three of the most powerful men in Maryland vow to crack down on repeat violent offenders, community advocates question their plans to address the root causes of inequality and violence

China Leads the Way in Eradicating Extreme Poverty

China Leads the Way in Eradicating Extreme Poverty

January 10, 2019

Greatest contribution to global poverty reduction has come from China says Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Significant Poverty in the UK Triggers Investigation by Human Rights Expert

Philip Alston Discusses His Investigation into UK Poverty

December 22, 2018
Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, says one of the reasons he wanted to investigate UK poverty is because of implications for the RoW given the UK’s historic role as world leader in social protection policy