Tag Archive: food stamps

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

Recipe: Parsnip & Potato Hash

Parsnips are one of those root veggies people ask me about a lot. As in,”What are these and what do I do with them?” From what I gather, they are a staple in… Continue reading

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

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

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

No Poo: Why to Forego Shampoo And How it Will Reveal Your Healthiest Hair, Ever

One of my favorite blogs Thrift Core has a great post today on not using shampoo, or as it’s commonly called “No Poo” No Poo: Why to Forego Shampoo And How it Will… Continue reading

A few thoughts on food stamp challenges…. #SNAP #Poverty

In my drafts, I have a long and still unfinished piece devoted to the pros and cons of people taking food stamp challenges. I’ve touched on key points here before but the subject… Continue reading

One Family’s Story Shows How The Cycle Of Poverty Is Hard To Break : NPR

Link : One Family’s Story Shows How The Cycle Of Poverty Is Hard To Break : NPR. via @nprnews@SocialWorkersRJ Well,goodness. I always stress than while personal narratives can share common threads, there are many ways… Continue reading

Today’s Reads: Basically, a round-up of jerky people

I guess maybe it’s good to consolidate all the mean people into one post. Keep the hate contained a bit. Yes, talk of Donald Sterling’s racism is totally relevant here. Long before the… Continue reading

If Walmart paid their employees fair wages, how much would they have to raise prices?

READ MORE: http://slate.me/1j6hRyo In the series “The Secret Life of a Food Stamp,” Marketplace reporter Krissy Clark traces how big-box stores make billions from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka food stamps. What’s… Continue reading