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Criminalizing Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"Held captive." It was how one 13-year-old described the feeling of growing up poor in our wealthy nation, and for more and more Americans living in poverty, this feeling isn't just a metaphor.

Honoring the Poor?

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion
Alisha L. Gordon

I think about this scripture as we begin to celebrate the forthcoming holidays. How have we shifted the way we show honor? Is it true in spirit, bestowed to those who are deserving or have we become misaligned with the hopes of attaining a false sense of belonging?

The U.S. Has 50 Million Poor People

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

* Overall rate stuck at 16 percent -Census Bureau * Social Security a big boost for elderly, disabled * Alternative data...

Rich People Are Chemically Different That Poor People

Quartz | Christopher Mims | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

Quartz: “Tell me what kinds of toxins are in your body, and I’ll tell you how much you’re worth,” could be the new motto of doctors everywh...

Political Strategy of Scare and Snare

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Jerry Behn is running for Iowa State Senate on the heels of Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan by stereotyping and demeaning people who have hit hard times and find themselves in need of assistance to meet their basic needs of food, clothing, and a place to rest their heads.

Money Study Compares Compassion Of Rich, Poor

| Daisy Grewal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s tempting to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely yo...

Romney Loves the Poor

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Why I Can't/Couldn't Watch/Listen to the State of the Union Address

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Tonight I'm claiming my right to be outside "the" room because it seems like a distraction, it seems like hype, like another sporting event.

Suburbs With The Highest Poverty Rates

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

Suburbs have long been associated with white picket fences and manicured lawns. But for many living in suburbia today, the reality is much bleaker. ...

Fighting Obesity With a Smoking Gun?

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Blaming the victims for their "lack of self-control" cruelly ignores the realities faced by most economically challenged, working class, and even middle class individuals and families.

Death By Lottery

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Abraham Shakespeare should have been on top of the world. In 2006, he won $16.9 million in the Florida lottery. Last week, they found his body buried five feet deep under concrete.

Urbanization Leading To The Rise Of Slums (AUDIO)(SLIDESHOW)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The year 2007 was a turning point for the world, marking the first time when the majority of the global population lived in cities rather than in the ...