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Tent City

The CHANGE Before the SOLUTION to Charleston's Tent City

Derek Snook | Posted 02.17.2017 | Impact
Derek Snook

Roughly one hundred and fifty people now live in a tent city under the main interstate and entry to Charleston. Tent cities are nothing new to Charleston but the visibility of this one is.

Nation's Capital Tries To Clear Tent City Of Homeless Residents

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia has had enough of homeless people camping in tents pitched behind the Watergate Hotel. The city began clearing...

600 Pmm: A New Novel About America in an Era of Climate Disasters

Tim Ward | Posted 09.24.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

Clarke Owens has written a gripping crime thriller, set in 2051 in Wooster, Ohio, that fully imagines a world in which climate trends have simply continued to unfold as scientists predict.

Going Undercover in Jailhouse USA

Alexander Reynolds | Posted 07.31.2016 | Crime
Alexander Reynolds

Arrested, cuffed and booked, I was close enough to share the same breath as the lower depths of modern day America. Child molesters. Rapists. Murderers. Nazis. Gangbangers. Drug dealers. Thieves. Recidivists. Taxpayers. Voters. Citizens. People who were just like you and me.

Using Tent Cities to Fill a Gap in Services

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.19.2016 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Tent encampments are increasing across America. There is no community, rural or urban, that is immune from homelessness and tent encampments. Directly and indirectly, tent cities effect you!

Life After a Shooting: The Metamorphosis of a College Campus

Jack Levison | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Jack Levison

The real test of a community is not its immediate reaction to grief -- but its tenacity. Even after a shooting that rocked us to the core, we can't turn inward. Even after plummeting into a vortex of grief, we can't turn isolationist. Even after numbness, we can't turn away.

Amazing Look thru Google Glass of a Tent City in Rural America

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Carmen Guidi, from Second Wind Cottages, was nice enough to give me a tour of one of this countries most infamous tent cities. Known as The Jungle, th...

WATCH: The United States of Inequality

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Inequality in America is now at the greatest level in modern history and shows no signs of abating. Corporate profits are at record highs. But have those companies invested that in new jobs? No. Did they at least give their workers a bump in pay? Hardly.

Janell Ross

In One U.S. City, Budget Cuts Leave Homeless Without Bathrooms, Water Overnight | Janell Ross | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

Faced with a $200 million deficit accumulated over the past five years, Sacramento, Calif., like many other struggling municipalities, is severely cut...

Arrested for Not Having a Home Yet Wall Street Bankers Get Away With Taking Homes

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath


Homeless Former Minister Shares Story Of Arrest In Tent City

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.28.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

It's really hard to explain the feeling of powerlessness I felt today. But I guarantee my feelings don't even compare to the feelings of desperation our friends had while police were evicting them from their tents today.

Occupy Denver: Protesters Evicted, Set Structures On Fire (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

Denver Police in riot gear clashed with Occupy Denver again last night around midnight, forcibly clearing out approximately 40 protesters from Civic C...

Return Of America's Middle-Class Underclass

BBC News | Paul Mason | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck describes the harrowing journey of the Joad family - migrant workers forced to leave their home during the Grea...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Protesters Erect 'Walkerville' Tent City At State Capitol | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In February and March, thousands of protesters flooded the Wisconsin Capitol, sleeping in the building overnight and filling the dome wi...

A Tent City Like You've Never Seen: Dignity Village (VIDEO)

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

In my years of traveling helping to change the story of homelessness I must say Dignity Village is probably the coolest community I have experienced.

Tent City Interview at Camp Take Notice

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

These people should not have to live homeless like this. Point blank: the only reason tent cities exist in the first place is because the shelter system is broken.

Arthur Delaney

Tent Cities: An American Tradition | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A couple weeks ago a reader shared word with the Huffington Post of a tent city in Virginia, about an hour outside of D.C., where tons of middle class...

Crimmigration: How Misdemeanor Offenses Are Becoming Modern-Day Jim Crow Laws

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

In his recently released book "Texas Tough: The Rise of a Prison Empire", author Robert Perkinson analyzes the life and times of America's harshest, l...

Arthur Delaney

Tent Cities: National Coalition For The Homeless Begins New Study Of Encampments | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The National Coalition for the Homeless is undertaking a new project to document the tent city phenomenon across America. "Tent cities are American's...

Homeless Evicted From California Tent City

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. In Visalia, Calif., hundr...

Mother Barters For Children's Christmas Gifts

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. Gina LaVa...

Family Of Veterans Evicted On Veterans Day

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. A family of six in Avon P...

Homeless, Pregnant And Living In A Tent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Gala Crum is 21 and pregnant, and living just outside of Washington D.C. in a small tent community, The Washington Post reports. With her tangled br...

Jackson Funeral Won't Convince Followers He Is Dead

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Since Elvis, the social pathos and obsession with celebrities has grown more than a hundred-fold, and this King of Pop will never be laid to rest or allowed to rest in peace.

Arthur Delaney

Sacramento Tent City To Be Shut Down | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sacramento city officials announced yesterday that the famous tent city in Sacramento would be cleared out by the end of April. The evacuation is nece...