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Poverty statistics don’t tell all

    Poverty statistics don’t tell all

While anyone can look at these numbers and come to the conclusion that more needs to be done to lift our community out of this hole, it is equally important that we look at the root causes of these issues and uplift programs and organizations that are already doing the work to change the narrative.

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Poverty rate improves a bit across N.C.

    Poverty rate improves a bit across N.C.

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau released on Sept. 14, more than 1.5 million of 10,146,788 North Carolinians still languish in poverty with lack of access to

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Leaders brace for severe cuts to poverty programs

    Leaders brace for severe cuts to poverty programs

Now that both the North Carolina House and Senate in the Republican-led N.C. General Assembly have passed their respective versions of a fiscal year 2018 budget, conferees from both legislative

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Barber leaving N.C. NAACP in June to join national poor people’s campaign

    Barber leaving N.C. NAACP in June to join national poor people’s campaign

Though he insists that he’s “really not leaving,” Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, says he will be “transitioning” from the state presidency next

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Commentary: Will N.C. bill on poverty overtake effort in W-S?

    Commentary: Will N.C. bill on poverty overtake effort in W-S?

As Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines’ Poverty Thought Force released its 56-page report, a measure on poverty apparently was taking shape

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The fix won’t be quick

    The fix won’t be quick

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER  FOR THE CHRONICLE It never is. There’s no magic wand to change the things that’ve been on

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Funding for infant health program will end

    Funding for infant health program will end

BY TODD LUCK  THE CHRONICLE A program that helped Forsyth County reach historically low infant mortality rates will see its

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EDITORIAL: Remember, those in poverty have needs to fix now

    EDITORIAL: Remember, those in poverty have needs to fix now

The Poverty Thought Force issued its final report to Mayor Allen Joines and the City Council on Feb. 13. The

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Nonprofit leaders hopeful about Poverty Thought Force plan

    Nonprofit leaders hopeful about Poverty Thought Force plan

BY TODD LUCK  THE CHRONICLE Leaders of organizations that help those in poverty are hoping to see action, accountability and

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Thought Force releases recommendations to reduce poverty

    Thought Force releases recommendations to reduce poverty

BY TODD LUCK  THE CHRONICLE The Winston-Salem Poverty Thought Force presented its recommendations to reduce local poverty on Monday, Feb.

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