More Cities View Dollar Stores Expansion As Detrimental To Poor CommunitiesDollar stores are facing growing scrutiny from opponents who argue that discount chains stifle local competition and limit poor communities' access to healthy food.
Childhood Poverty Continues To Swell, Especially In The SouthwestTexas' childhood population swelled by an additional 2.5 million since 1990. The number of children in poverty there increased from about 1.1 million to 1.5 million.
'Kids Count' Childhood Poverty Rankings Show Slight Improvement In TexasThe "Kids Count" report released Monday ranks Texas 41st among the 50 states, an improvement from 43rd a year ago.
Dallas Offers Grant Dollars to Encourage Solutions to Food DesertsWith major grocery stores largely avoiding underserved areas, the city's Office of Economic Development has set aside $250,000 in grant money to encourage non-profits to sow solutions.
Plugged In: Giving BackDid you know that 844 million people lack access to safe clean water and more than 2 billion people don’t have access to adequate sanitation?
Bill, Melinda Gates Turn Attention Toward Poverty In AmericaBill and Melinda Gates say they're now digging into the layers of U.S. poverty that they haven't been deeply involved with at the national level, including employment, race, housing, mental health, incarceration and substance abuse.
Lawsuit Claims Dallas County Bail System Unfairly Harms PoorA federal civil rights lawsuit alleges that Dallas County's bail system unfairly harms poor people, violating their constitutional rights.
Many Say Dallas Neighborhoods Still Defined By Race And IncomeConcentrated poverty and segregation are at crisis levels in Dallas. “That's why we need to educate our political leaders,” that's what Mike Koprowski believes.
Kochs Partner With 'Primetime' Sanders To Fight PovertyRetired football star Deion Sanders is partnering with the conservative Koch brothers to help fight poverty in Texas.
Texas Improves To 41st Nationally In Child Well-Being ReportA much-watched annual report shows Texas making slight improvements but still remaining among the 10 worst states to be a kid.
Price, Other US Mayors Unified On Battling PovertyFort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said mayors understand the importance of putting the divisive election behind and working with the incoming administration to tackle poverty and other urban issues.
Dallas Boutique Making Christmas Brighter For 100's Of KidsA new boutique in Dallas is spending the day helping Santa with a little gift giving. Workers at the store are busy trying to make Christmas brighter for hundreds of North Texas kids.
South Dallas: Looking Past Poverty To See ProgressYoung, educated and flush with options, college professor Baranda Fermin could have bought a home anywhere but she chose South Dallas.
More Grandparents Taking On Parental Role For GrandchildrenNationwide, there are 2.7 million grandparents raising grandchildren, and about one-fifth have incomes that fall below the poverty line.
Why Are Families Leaving Dallas For Suburbs?Embrace an urban lifestyle or trade it all in for the suburbs? It is an age-old debate, and the City of Dallas on Wednesday will take a major step toward keeping families in the Big D.