ICYMI: Hundreds of poor residents being forced out of DC housing,Texas sends poor teens to adult jail for skipping school, more about Kansas shenanigans… (and more)

Seems like a lot of inequality shenanigans to mention this week. × Texas is sending poor teens to adult jail for skipping school – That doesn’t quite seem like the answer to getting them… Continue reading

A version of the SNAP Challenge that would actually help people on SNAP

via Funky Little EarthChild I like it. If the intention of austerity challenges is to help poor people, I would think wealthy activists would be enthusiastic about this.  Presumably, SNAP challenges are intended… Continue reading

Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction

via Home grown.

Racial Justice is Economic Justice

  via FranChescaleigh’s blog. Black people make up the largest % of fast food workers in the nation. On 4/15, stand with Black Youth Project 100 and #Fightfor15 for better jobs: http://byp100.org/ff15signup/   On a… Continue reading

ICYMI: The World Bank is failing poor people, LGBT folks and the Fight for $15, and general reminders to listen to poor people

× Instead of helping people in poverty, The World Bank has displaced 3.4 million people and widened economic inequality. × Thank God for Peanut Butter and Jelly Day – Marian Wright Edelman weighs in on… Continue reading

Despite Our Saviour Gwyneth Paltrow, politicians are still being jerks to poor people

Ok, let’s get this over with before moving on to more important things. Gwyneth Paltrow went food shopping with $29 and pretending to be poor for a week. You might have heard about… Continue reading

Privilege Tourism: Our Lives are NOT Social Experiments!!

Originally posted on Seriously?!?:
Dear sweet baby Jesus in a cradle up a tree, I am done, done, DONE with people of privilege donning the costume and trappings of marginalized people’s situations and…

Criminalizing Poverty Directly: How debt fuels mass incarceration

Originally posted on Abolish Prisons:
Walter Scott’s tragic death in South Carolina this last week has brought attention to a troubling reality: in South Carolina, 1 in 8 people in jail are there because…

Kitchen Sink Fried Rice

Originally posted on Things My Belly Likes:
the ultimate ‘anything goes’ dish Yeah, I know. It’s a weird recipe title. I don’t usually get so creative with my headers, but this really was…

MIXED BEAN GOULASH

Originally posted on JACK MONROE: COOK, CAMPAIGNER, GUARDIAN COLUMNIST, MOTHER, AUTHOR, ETC.:
? Photography by Susan Bell: http://www.susanbellphotography.co.uk I never tire of this quick, simple meal. Originally adapted from a beef goulash recipe,…