Tag Archive: poverty

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

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

The holidays are over but please remember to support your local food bank & anti-poverty organizations

image via Cartoon Politics Consider this your annual reminder that poor people are poor the other 11 months of the year,too. It’s nice to have a box of good food for the holidays but… 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

Do they know it’s Christmas in Detroit? » Blue Planet Project

Do they know it’s Christmas in Detroit? via  Blue Planet Project Water is a human right. Yet every week, hundreds of Detroit residents are having their water ruthlessly cut off by the Detroit… Continue reading

Companies That Hire Felons

via Facebook After serving time for felony charges, many are more likely to be at deep risk for falling into poverty and becoming further marginalized. That’s why this list is so important. The bad… Continue reading

The Only Food Poor Americans Can Afford Is Making Them Unhealthy – The Atlantic

  The Only Food Poor Americans Can Afford Is Making Them Unhealthy – The Atlantic.   Nothing here that is new news to regular readers here , especially those who have lived it… 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

The money spent on the F-35 would be enough to buy every homeless person in the country a mansion.

via Truth. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is looking like a very costly mistake for the U.S. military. How costly? According to an analysis by ThinkProgress, the money spent on the F-35 would be… Continue reading