Daily Dozen: Links galore.Well, 12 to be exact.

  Trying something new here. I always have soooo many links to share that I get overwhelmed when I try to do it just once a week. And honestly, I can imagine when it’s a ton of links at once, it’s a lot to take in. So, I’ll try this. I’ll share 12 links every…

12.14.15

[content notes: basic income, homelessness,education,domestic violence, χ NYC Low-income high school seniors march their college application to the post office  – “I am going someplace and no one can stop me.” Bless them. χ Interview with Guy Standing o Basic Income χ  Meathead Movers offers their services free to domestic violence victims fleeing abusive homes  – It might not…

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 keeps victims trapped in abusive relationships. It’s a huge factor that keeps the abused from leaving.  A large percentage of homeless women…

Beyoncé Just Gave Us the Best Reason to Love Her Yet – Mic

Over the last five years, Beyoncé has given $7 million of her own fortune to fund a housing complex for homeless people in Houston. For those years, the Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments has quietly provided room and board for 43 previously homeless people, and Beyoncé hasn’t once taken credit for it. via Beyoncé Just Gave Us the…

The Gregory Project, An Initiative to Turn Billboards Into Affordable Housing

  The Gregory Project, An Initiative to Turn Billboards Into Affordable Housing From the Gregory Project website: Cities are engulfed with rigid constructions for billboard advertisement which are expensive to put up, maintain and their subsequent renting is a costly venture. The Gregory project brings optimization to the construction of billboard structures in a way that the insides of these, after…

The Homeless Sign Exchange Project

April 2013, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA Name: Mike a.k.a. “The Pope of Harvard Square” Read Mike’s story here Artists Kenji Nakayama & Christopher Hope have started a “Homeless Sign Exchange”. They pay homeless people for their original signs (I don’t know how much) and then do a sign makeover. The end result is the homeless…

Today’s Reads: “”We have an image of hunger that comes from Africa, but this is America.And unless your belly is distended we don’t have an image of what hunger looks like here.”

All the read-worthy things for this evening. Viola Davis talked to People Magazine about digging through trash and stealing food as a kid growing up with hunger. Now partnering with the Safeway Foundationand the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Davis is spearheading the campaign forHunger Is to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood hunger. “We have an image of hunger…

ICYMI: Jon Stewart’s food stamp hater take-down, Daily Affirmations for the Revolutionary Proletarian Militant, not-so-new news about food banks shortages, and other stuff.

  Sooooo much I need to be writing about here and so little time to do it all. Until then, here’s other stuff people have writing and news that happened over the past week or so. Jon Stewart Blasts Fox’s Obsession With Food Stamps–  Nothing “we” haven’t been saying for ages but it’s kinda cool to…