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  • Homeless rights bills are being debated in three states
    Homeless rights bills are being debated in three states
    Legislatures in three states—Colorado, California, and Oregon are taking up legislation that would grant homeless Americans the right to rest. Colorado’s legislature began taking testimony this week.The Colorado bill, called the...
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
    Gwyneth Paltrow plans to live on $29 in food stamps for a week
    Gwyneth Paltrow is clearly keenly aware of the depth of poverty and hunger which tens of millions of Americans and other people worldwide are unjustly afflicted with. She has decided to make a powerful statement about this enormous suffering among...
  • GOP war on food stamps
    Kansas is entirely wrong about food stamps
    Kansas has a bill on Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) desk which would ban welfare recipients from a number of activities including going swimming or seeing a movie on government funds. Additionally, the bill limits ATM withdrawal of benefits to $25...
  • Atlanta Municipal Court Amnesty Program
    City of Atlanta Warranty Amnesty is a temporary fix
    Any Atlanta resident can attest to the all familiar sight of a car pulled to the side of the road with blue lights flashing behind. Some days it can be so many in one day, in one small radius of area, that it prompts one to say “The police...
  • Jesus said, "The poor you will have with you always."
    Financial freedom: How low-income families are reducing debt and saving money
    Remember when a loaf of bread cost less than a dollar?Obviously, much has changed since then. Times are tough for a lot of people, but especially the 50 million Americans currently living below the poverty line on $23,500 or less a year. The...
  • Young Teacher
    Teachers, the other urban drop out
    When it comes to modern day civil rights issues, education is at the forefront. Over the past few years there have been major education reforms with initiatives to turn around failing schools and to expand school choice for low-income students,...
  • Urban Classroom
    PTSD in our nation's classrooms
    Bring up the term PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and images of war and returning veterans likely pop up. However, more and more, teachers in America’s schools are seeing the effects of severe emotional distress in their very own...
  • Is living in poverty a choice?
    Is living in poverty a choice?
    An American political debate is raging around a simple question; is living in poverty a choice or the result of uncontrollable circumstances?Of course there are no clear-cut answers. However, there are a some rather obvious facts to support basic...
  • Brain Freeze Poverty
    Brain Freeze Poverty
    Do you have your ticket? Have you bought your seat? Are you ready to go? Have you been sitting on ready just waiting for the streamlined silver bullet of success to show up at your door step? The truth is: for all of our lives, we have been...
  • Stress and Poverty
    This is your brain on adversity
    Growing up in a poor neighborhood can create an onslaught of challenges for the kids forced to grow up in them: A greater chance of witnessing or experiencing violence, limited access to fresh and healthy food, a lack of stable and adequate...
  • 'My 600-lb Life' shows obesity, poverty, lack of education, socio-economic links
    'My 600-lb Life' shows obesity, poverty, lack of education, socio-economic links
    Obesity is a vicious cycle or eat too much, exercise too little. Research shows obesity is linked to another vicious cycle: poverty, reported NZ Stuff from a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) report Feb. 24. TLC's "My 600...
  • Harf to critics: My remarks 'might be too nuanced for some'
    Harf to critics: My remarks 'might be too nuanced for some'
    With apologies to Sir IsaacNewton, it might be said that for every idiotic comment to emanate from the mouths of the two official spokesmodels for the ObamaState Department, there will be an even more idiotic comment.On Monday, Marie Harf, the...
  • Sheryl WuDunn holds up her book "A Path Appears"
    A Path Appears: Giving hope back to the world's poor
    Some of the most tragic human suffering takes place in today’s world. Sexual violence, human trafficking, gender oppression, disease and poverty have profound effects on individuals and communities worldwide. Based on their book “A...
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates has warned artificial intelligence could kill us all
    As one of the wealthiest and people in the world the positions that Bill Gates takes on matters are generally taken very seriously. And so now that Gates has expressed deep concerns about the potential perils of artificial intelligence there are...
  • Kids in poverty
    Many American kids are in danger of poor health from poverty
    The most affluent Americans should wake up to the hard cold fact that the American system is drastically failing and without a more proper distribution of opportunities and wealth someday there may be nothing left but illness and death for them...
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