Tag Archive: poverty

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

Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction

via Home grown.

Despite Our Saviour Gwyneth Paltrow, politicians are still being jerks to poor people

Ok, let’s get this over with before moving on to more important things. Gwyneth Paltrow went food shopping with $29 and pretending to be poor for a week. You might have heard about… 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

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