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Detroit Poverty

A Foreclosure Conveyor Belt

Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Laura Gottesdiener

Detroit was once famous for creating the largest, most spectacular versions of whatever its residents set their minds to. Few care to admit, however, that the city that was the arsenal of the twentieth century may also provide the blueprint for a more precarious era.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Brothers Bike Across U.S. To Fight Hunger, Discover Pains Of Going Without Food Along The Way | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

The idea of a grueling 3,700-mile bike trip, with nights spent sleeping under picnic tables and 4 a.m. wake-up calls, might sound miserable to most pe...

Most Detroit Families Can't Afford Their Basic Needs: Report

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact

Two-thirds of Detroiters can't afford basic needs like housing and health care, even when family members are employed, according to a new report. O...

City's Abortion Rate 'Like Some Third World Country'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Nearly a third of Detroit pregnancies end in abortion, according to a report from the Detroit News. The paper reports that in 2012, there were an ...

Detroit's 50 Layers of Paint

Amanda Slavin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

I love to travel, explore and say yes to most opportunities, so when I was told 100 inspiring entrepreneurs were going for the weekend to sleep in tents and check out the revitalization of Detroit, I didn't even hesitate to jump on a flight.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Food Trucks Feeding The Homeless, 365 Days A Year | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.05.2012 | Detroit

In Detroit, where poverty teeters dangerously close to the norm at 38 percent, trying to tip the scale back begins just by feeding the city's neediest...

My War on Poverty Begins With My Education at Catherine Ferguson Academy

G. Asenath Andrews | Posted 11.05.2012 | Detroit
G. Asenath Andrews

2012-08-27-scblog.pngThe way to fight poverty in Detroit is to make sure schools give kids an education that is real, relevant and comprehensive. We must also begin to create small, self-governed intentional communities throughout the city.

Hope in the War on Detroit Poverty

Tim Miller | Posted 11.05.2012 | Detroit
Tim Miller

2012-08-27-scblog.pngPoverty is personal, and I'm afraid both parties this year are missing a huge opportunity to spotlight this deep problem and offer actual, creative solutions to it. Here are some people and organizations the Republicans and Democrats could learn from.

Defeating Poverty: The View From Detroit

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 11.04.2012 | Detroit
Rep. Hansen Clarke

2012-08-27-scblog.pngWe must address the root causes of this crisis. This means dismantling the hidden barriers -- including illiteracy and discrimination -- that keep millions in poverty and without hope.

Poverty in Detroit

Karen Dumas | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Karen Dumas

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThe issue of how to break the cycle of poverty first requires an acknowledgement of how poverty is defined, and whether or not it can be disrupted, eradicated or even mitigated at all.

Micro-enterprise Opportunities: A Key Component in Fighting Poverty

Delphia Simmons | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Delphia Simmons

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngHopefully society will continue to explore the creation of economic opportunities as one of the paths to inclusion. The reasons for poverty are varied and complex, but the solutions don't have to be.

Bridging the Gap Between Desperation and Hope in Detroit

Yusef Bunchy Shakur | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Yusef Bunchy Shakur

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngWhen you look at the social decay of Detroit's neighborhoods, you see a city that is on life support. The majority of Detroit citizens have given up hope and crossed over to desperation.

Getting LGBT Homeless Youth Off the Streets

Laura A. Hughes | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Laura A. Hughes

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngMarriage has been the beginning and end of most discussions of either party's stance on LGBT issues, but the fact that poverty is very much an LGBT issue itself has been overlooked, particularly in my own city of Detroit.

Poverty Must Become a Top Priority for All of Us

Hassan Jaber | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Hassan Jaber

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThe war on poverty must become a national priority, one that enables us to achieve a livable wage, health care and a safety net for all Americans, regardless of race or gender.

How to Fight Poverty in Detroit

Kristin S. Seefeldt | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Kristin S. Seefeldt

Fighting poverty in Detroit and across the country requires not just protecting existing programs that work, but also doing more to promote opportunities for the children and adults whose voices are not heard on the convention floors.2012-08-28-scblog2.png

'The Poor.. Will Have Their Power'

Matthew Bode | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Matthew Bode

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngAs the transfer of wealth from poor and middle class to rich increases in size and scope never seen before, our national leaders have grown incapable of speaking the word "poverty."

Poverty High For Kids Across Michigan, But Especially In Detroit

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.24.2012 | Detroit

An annual report examining the living conditions for children across Michigan finds high poverty rates satewide, and even bleaker news for kids living...

'Less Talk... More Action' Empowerment Tour - Progress Report

Ryan Mack | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Ryan Mack

there is an overwhelming need within the Black community, and those of all colors who suffer from poverty around the world, to focus less on how we arrived at our current economic state, and more on tangible solutions.

Ivory Price, Detroit Teen, Works To Fix Up Neighborhood With BuildOn

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For Ivory Price, a teenager growing up in an impoverished Detroit neighborhood, tales of the city's heyday are a distant dream. Now, as a volunteer fo...