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  • San Jose
    America's Richest Cities list indicates decline in median income across the U.S.
    Though 24/7 Wall Street came up with a list of “America’s Richest Cities” on Tuesday, it should be noted that America isn’t as rich as it was not so long ago. According to the report, the continuous economic recovery across...
  • Stop Hunger Now program a huge success at Mt. Moriah SDA Church
    Stop Hunger Now program a huge success at Mt. Moriah SDA Church
    Today, Sunday, October 5, 2014, a band of eager volunteers met at the Mt. Moriah SDA Church, 18-34 Decatur Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385, at 10:00 am to help the members of the church in their evangelistic outreach effort. With the help of STOP...
  • Poetic impact on world hunger
    Poetic impact on world hunger
    The month of October marks the 4th annual World Hunger Action Month. As poets we are determined to use our poetry to make an impact and create awareness of the dire situation millions are still facing in our world today, on a daily basis. The...
  • 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...