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Helping the Poor

Which Is It, Crude Oil Price, Features Oil Price, or Spot Price of Oil?

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

Why is it that after a long period of unprecedented monetary policy initiative of $85 billion monthly expenditures to buy back government securities -- granted that it is being trimmed down -- we have not witnessed a significant economic growth and still arguing about the direction of job creation?

A Birdbrained Approach to Income Inequities

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Admittedly, pecking order is a rule of nature, even though our American forefathers promoted the concept that "all men are created equal." That is not so today in our country where the biggest bird not only has the advantage of eating the most seed, but shrieking if the little birds attempt to eat at all.

Baptism, Righteousness and the War on Poverty: A 2014 Epiphany (Matthew 3:13-17)

Roger Nam | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Roger Nam

Matthew 3:13-17 calls us to live out righteousness in a much more integrative way than arbitrary handouts or following the tweets of OXFAM. We are to prepare and eat every meal in righteousness.

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?

When Winning or Losing Isn't Enough

Robert Hoch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Robert Hoch

What does a theologian have to say about the current impasse in Washington D.C.? Maybe I would say, "There's a kingdom that breaks bread and there's a kingdom that withholds bread -- our government seems to be the latter."

Where's the Beef? Obama's Valentine to Early Education

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

As James Heckman says, kids pick up the "soft skills" in preschool that allow them to work with others. "Valuable skills like how to resolve conflicts, how to share, how to negotiate, and how to talk things out."

Another City Considers Criminalizing Homelessness

Bobbie Ibarra | Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact
Bobbie Ibarra

So once again, both in Miami and throughout the country, there are efforts to pass local ordinances that would make the innocent everyday actions of individuals experiencing homelessness criminal.

It's Time to Ask the World's Poor What They Really Want

Ben Leo | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Ben Leo

Groups like ONE are pushing for a What the World Wants Poll, a standardized set of questions that would be answered in both developing and developed countries. The resulting data would give a serious boost of credibility and relevance to the post-2015 framework discussions.

Thou Shalt Not Live By Street Food Alone

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Just like Jesus, you and I know what it's like to be tempted. We know what it's like to have a hunger for something we want, something that others might say we need, but that we know will serve only to distract or derail us.

I NEED ADVICE: 'My Husband And I Can No Longer Support His Mother'

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.07.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: What resources can you recommend for locating government assistance programs for seniors? My husband and I have been helping support his mother for the past three years and we can't afford to do it any longer.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator Says Few Americans 'Really Need Help'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate GOP's leading budget mavens unveiled Wednesday the party's plan for cutting aid to the poor by $440 billion, saying th...

Culture of Poverty in America

Linetta J. Gilbert | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Linetta J. Gilbert

The culture of poverty, i.e., the environment, institutions, individual behaviors, policies and practices of poverty in the U.S., have affected those who experience poverty as well as those who are observers to its conditions.

Bread, Not Chocolate: An Ash Wednesday Meditation

Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

Should we persist in fasting, God through Isaiah and those writing in Isaiah's name, describe the fast that pleases God. And there is no mention of chocolate.

Would Martin Luther Vote For Barack Obama?

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 03.30.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

If Luther was living today and had the opportunity to vote, I believe wholeheartedly that the political views of President Barack Obama would resonate with his vision of universal needs for all.

Measuring Your Money's Impact

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Economic development and scholarly research alike deserves scrutiny. Let's not target our dollars at only what we can document, instead of what we can dream.

It's a Really Bad Time to Be Middle Class in America

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Obama is being forced to rip open the social fabric of this country to reduce the Bush generated debts.

Save a Child in Less Than Two Minutes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Riva Greenberg

2010-11-03-jgh.jpgWhen you watch this video -- and pass it on -- Roche Diabetes Care will make a donation for life-saving insulin to get to children in need.

10 Things Poor People Like

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Hani Almadhoun

Congratulations, a lousy economy and a "Third World America", we are all poor now. To help welcome you to poverty (uncharted territory for many of us)...

Not All Poor People Need Our Help

Yvette Carnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvette Carnell

The point which both political parties miss is that poor people are not a homogeneous group. They don't all require coddling, nor do they all deserve a kick in the backside. People are poor for different reasons.

A Basket Of Summer Fruit: What God Thinks Of Societies That Fail The Poor

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

This is the heart of God's will for all of us, from our leaders on down: We are to be at work to bring justice to those who are powerless, and to meet the needs of the poor.

New Financial Services for the Poor

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

In Mexico, we're trying to deliver banking services to rural communities in a way that is affordable to poor people. The way we are doing that is by bringing banking outside the bank.

The 'If-Only' Folly: The Insatiable Emptiness of Consumerist Culture

Eric Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

The error of the protagonist of the Parable of the Fool was not only to imagine that his life and security could be found in affluence, but that his things actually belonged to him, that he actually owned them.

Project Oatmeal Revisited: Feeding NYC's Hungry

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

For just 17 cents per meal, you can fund high quality oatmeal for those who need it most. It is inexpensive, highly nutritious and light to transport.

Hazon Yeshaya: Providing for the Poor of Israel

Abraham Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham Israel

I am a retired businessman who volunteers all his time and efforts to better the lives of our needy brothers and sisters in Israel.

Emergency Help Desperately Needed to Heat Homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chris Rodda

People on the Pine Ridge Reservation, particularly the elderly, are literally in danger of freezing to death this winter because they can't pay their heating bills.