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Charity vs Solidarity

from america-wakiewakie

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Food Stamp News: SNAP Cuts Explained & Michigan’s new drug testing policy

A few weeks ago, you might have picked up on my annoyance at having to debunk rumors regarding food stamp policy changes and sensationalized articles about food assistance cuts. From now on, I will… Continue reading

Keeping up with Poor as Folk

Beginning in January, Facebook will bring about more changes to that mysterious algorithm they use, which may even further limit the way Poor as Folk shows up in your feed…unless we pay Facebook… Continue reading

Tupac on poverty Christmas, inequality, and racism (1993 MTV Interview)

It looks like the video has been edited a little. Here’s a full transcript of the 1992 interview via Rap Basement : When Tupac Shakur spoke, he was always worth listening to. To help… Continue reading

Merry Everything

Thinking of all of my readers right now, hoping you are all safe and in a good place despite whatever challenges life has been throwing at you lately. Keep your head up and… Continue reading

The rent is too damn high and other things happening in my life

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any sort of personal update here. The last few months have been ridiculous.Just ridiculous. I’m going to bullet point this. The house we were renting… Continue reading

Why I Despise The Hipster Aesthetic | The Autonomous Zone

In the 19th century, it became popular for wealthy curiosity-seekers to “go slumming,” visiting poor neighborhoods, ostensibly to increase their awareness of social issues, but more often to gawk at how “the other… Continue reading

Ida B. Wells, Anti-Lynching Crusader, Was the Godmother of the Social Justice Internet

Originally posted on Flavorwire:
“Let me give thanks for your faithful paper on the lynch abomination,” Frederick Douglass wrote to Ida B. Wells, introducing her pamphlet on lynching, ‘A Red Record.’  “Brave woman!…

Dear Prudence: I live in a rich neighbourhood, but most of the trick-or-treaters are poor. Do I have to give them candy?

Originally posted on National Post | Arts:
Dear Prudence,  I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more “modest” streets — mostly doctors and lawyers and…