Category Archive: Awareness & Education

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

Weekend Links

A trove of read-worthy links relating to poverty and inequality. The Poor People’s Campaign: The little known protest MLK was planing when he died – The goal: to demand that President Lyndon B. Johnson… Continue reading

“There needs to be people at the bottom.” and other things said about minimum wage jobs

If I go right now to Facebook and post an article about raising the minimum wage that points out why it’s impossible to live on current minimum wage, I could fill this Bingo… Continue reading

Who gets food stamps?

via  newwavefeminism: bootyscientist: i promise to…. America’s hatred of welfare date back to politicians using a manufactured image of the black “welfare queen” to create collective hatred and harness that racist energy to get… Continue reading

Jodeci’s “Nobody Wins” makes a statement about domestic violence

The video for Jodeci’s first single in well over a decade is a platform for the issue of domestic violence. There’s a part that touches on how poverty and the fear of poverty… Continue reading

Hong Kong’s “Cubicle Dwellers”

In light of the current political protests in Hong Kong, showcasing a project from the Hong Kong-based Society for Community Organization (SoCO), a non-governmental and human rights advocacy group, seems fitting. SoCO has organized community social… Continue reading

Q: Will people be able to buy beer and cigarettes with food stamps starting Jan 2015?

A : Nope. It’s really that simple of an answer. Nah,nope,not happening. It’s a rumor started among Conservative punditry. That’s it. The end. Now, I’ve also been asked to talk about this meme… Continue reading

To Thug Kitchen: Your motto is “Eat like you give a fuck.” My challenge to you is: “Act like you give a fuck.”

 LINK :: Open Letter to the Perpetrators of Thug Kitchen | VINE Sanctuary Blog. This is a must read. Like the author, I originally thought Thug Kitchen was created by a young black man… Continue reading

An Angel Tree Gift Buying Guide

If you’ve grabbed a name tag off an Angel Tree or similar program at the mall or your church and not sure where to go from there, these tips might help to choose the… Continue reading