Skip to main content

The Latest

  • Fighting parents hurt kids' emotional development
    Parents' fights can disrupt their kids' emotional development
    Fights between parents can disrupt their children's abilities to identify and control emotions, reports a study fromNew York University. In addition, children that are exposed to fighting over a long period have a higher risk for anxiety and...
  • Poor
    Call it progress: Child poverty at 20% in U.S.
    An abhorrent statistic is that child poverty in the U.S. is 19.9% as reported by Bloomberg News. Don’t you believe that most Americans expect there to be zero poverty in America at this point? Why is poverty present in America, beginning...
  • Minimum wage: How much do people make?
    Minimum wage: How much do people make?
    Last week, many American fast food workers walked off the job protesting the need for higher wages and the ability to join a Union to protect their rights as workers. Right now, the federal minimum wage rests at $7.25. Most people who live in the...
  • 97 percent of the 100 poorest counties in America are in Red states
    Politifact: 95 of the 100 poorest counties are located in Red states
    A recent meme created by Occupy Democrats on July 27, and posted on the social media sites Facebook and Twitter, said that “97 percent of the 100 poorest counties in America are in Red states, but tell me again how Republican policies grow...
  • The Collapse Of An American City
    The Collapse Of An American City
    Ferguson, Missouri is a city made up of some 20,000 plus residents. The majority are black and the minority are white. The white control the administration and police offices. A week ago yesterday a young man of 18 by the name of Michael Brown...
  • Back to School
    Church helps 115 children with supplies to start the year
    With over 100 children signed up to receive help with backpacks and school supplies, how does a small church with a big heart meet such a huge need?Ask the community to be a part of God’s love in action, that’s how.The money estimated...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) proposes poverty plan
    Rep. Paul Ryan's Poverty Plan: The Good and the Bad
    The new poverty plan introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has received both negative and positive reactions from conservatives and liberals. This new proposal seems to be the only sign of potential progress in the long war on poverty. Paul Ryan...
  • Focus on the economy
    Many American households are feeling financial stress
    Things are not going very well financially for an unusually large number of American families. In fact with more and more people falling into poverty and living in fear of starving in the streets of the country the nation is actually failing...
  • suburban poverty rises
    Dramatic increase in poverty throughout U.S. suburbs present a bleak future
    When people think of poverty and where it originates, inner city and urban areas come to mind. As most statistics show, urban centers are where most of the high-poverty neighborhoods are located, however, times are changing. In the 1990s poverty...
  • Poor Californians much more likely to lose a limb to diabetes
    Poor Californians much more likely to lose a limb to diabetes
    Poverty can have a negative impact on one’s health in many ways. Now, a new UCLA study reports that poor individuals with diabetes up to 10 times likelier undergo an amputation of a toe, foot or leg than wealthier diabetics. Sadly, earlier...
  • Pope Francis
    Christians should care for the poor before themselves, Pontiff exhorts
    Pope Francis has exhorted believers to care for the needs of the poor first, rather than for their own wants and needs. Francis lamented that Western society has become entirely too materialistic and self-centered. “Jesus teaches us to put...
  • Los Angeles poet Feo Bastantemente flies under the radar… unfortunately
    Los Angeles poet Feo Bastantemente flies under the radar… unfortunately.
    It’s the same usual suspects in the Los Angeles poetry scene. This is no complaint. The usual suspects here in this poetic renaissance are truly profound. That said, every once in a while you come across a new voice who deserves a blue light...
  • food stamps
    4 big lies the Republican party spreads about poverty and the food stamp program
    Over the course of one year, Republicans have cut nearly $40 billion out of the food stamp program and are now looking to take another whack with an ax at those struggling in the country.Earlier this week, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan rolled out his...
  • Detroit Water Crisis Not Over
    Detroit Water Crisis Over? Not Yet
    Over the past couple of months, the poor in Detroit have been battling it out with the local water company. Since mid-June 2014, there have been multiple reports on DetroitWaterBrigade.org that people with overdue bills are not allowed to pay and...
  • Paul Ryan’s poverty plan is a Trojan Horse
    Paul Ryan’s poverty plan is a Trojan Horse
    Republican Congressman Paul Ryan unveiled a new plan Thursday he says will eliminate poverty in America. Ryan called the War on Poverty a dismal failure, and said his plan will finally end poverty. He failed to mention, however, that the failed...