The women would walk 10 miles from the village to the meat packing plants. Their pay supported drunk husbands and hungry children. When they were told to stop, they broke with tradition and went to the law.
“They played a game of chess with our lives and we lost.”
When he was 2, Strider was severely beaten by his mother’s boyfriend. Today, at 6, Strider lives with his grandparents in rural Maine, in and out of poverty, trying to make it.
An excerpt from the winner of the Man Booker Prize.
The murder of Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy in the Harlem projects.
A couple tries to give away their house in Flint, Michigan – but no one wants to live there anymore.
Paul Gayle wants to raise his daughter, but he needs a job and a home. What he gets is 16 lessons on fatherhood from the Obama administration.
In the bayou south of New Orleans, a program called the Nurse-Family Partnership tries to reverse the life chances for babies born into extreme poverty. Sometimes, it actually succeeds.
A Little League season in Camden, New Jersey, where the murder rate is 17 times the national average.
Shamir is 15, bored and broke and balancing right on the edge.