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September 26, 2012

Mississippi is struggling with high rates of poverty, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mississippi is struggling with high rates of poverty, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2011 census shows that more than 128,000 families in Mississippi live below the poverty line. The federal poverty level for a family of four is around $23,000 in income, and 22.6 percent of Mississippians were members of families whose incomes were below this figure. Additionally, the median household income in Mississippi of $36,919 fell far below the national median household income of $50,502.

June 19, 2012

 
During weakened economic times, policymakers in Washington, D.C., are constantly considering budget cuts. 

September 14, 2011

 

It’s all around us. It doesn’t sleep. Many die from it. It destroys dreams. 

It’s used as a means for social mobility and political control. It can be found most in Mississippi, and is often characterized as a plague moving throughout regions like the Mississippi Delta and the Alabama Black Belt. 

It’s poverty.  

October 17, 2010

The Ole Miss Homeless Outreach Program held their first meeting Oct. 6.

 

The Ole Miss Homeless Outreach Program held their first meeting Oct. 6.

 

The program was started last spring by a group of students who wanted to help homeless living in Oxford.