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Getting Needed Food Benefits Is Anything But a SNAP | Posted 10.27.2016 | Black Voices

There is a prevalent stigma attached to needing public benefits to survive, even temporarily, but the stigma intensifies when the benefit seeker is a Black woman. We fight both our "strong Black woman" archetypes to admit that we need help, and then turn from that metamorphosis to battle against the "welfare queen" stereotype associated with anti-Blackness.

Why Food Is Therapy

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

At the moment, food is highly prestigious. A vast amount of attention is paid to celebrity chefs, dietary advice, new restaurants and cooking shows. W...

The Hunger Games: Attacks on Food Aid Threaten Kids, Seniors, and Basic American Values

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Kimberly Freeman Brown

We aren't talking about a reasonable debate about how best to fight hunger in the long run, or how to make these emergency programs more efficient and cost-effective. We're talking about an attack on our kids, our seniors, and our most vulnerable citizens.

Lottery Winner On Food Stamps Charged With Welfare Fraud

Posted 04.17.2012 | Detroit

Amanda Clayton, a Michigan woman who won $1 million from the state lottery last year, was arraigned today in district court on felony charges stemming...

WATCH: Woman Claimed Food Stamps Despite Jackpot Win UPDATE

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

Even with an extra million or two, it seems that some lottery winners are still trying to finding ways to save money -- on the government's dime. ...