Category Archive: Awareness & Education

“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

Imperialism, Land Grabs, and Patriarchy

via proletarianfeminism: Recently a non-profit organization called GRAIN published a rather extensive report on global food production that offers a wealth of data and insights on how imperialist agribusiness and it’s concomitant land appropriation… Continue reading

The Harry Potter Alliance’s #MyHungerGames Brings Awareness to Stories of Income Inequality | The Mary Sue

  via The Harry Potter Alliance’s #MyHungerGames Brings Awareness to Stories of Income Inequality | The Mary Sue. The Harry Potter Alliance grew out of a group of HP fans who wanted to take the… Continue reading

90 yr old man busted for feeding the homeless

  via Apparently I’m A Cupcake.