Tag Archives: Poverty

One Man’s Mission To Feed Washington, D.C.’s Homeless By
(REPORT) — Muslim-American immigrant Kazi Mannan uses his platform as a restaurant owner in downtown Washington, D.C. to spread a message of love. At the Sakina Halal Grill, the homeless eat for free. In an interview with Eater...
West Virginia National Guard Cancels Town Hall, Sanders Vows To Hold It ‘In The Streets’ By
(REPORT) — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he will not be “intimidated” from speaking in West Virginia’s McDowell County, “one of the poorest areas in one of our poorest states,” after officials pulled the plug on a Monday town hall...
Study: American Children Have A 43% Chance Of Being Born Into Poverty By
(REPORT) — Out of all age groups, children are still most likely to live in poverty, according to new research from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Using the latest available data from...
Economic Recovery Mostly A Myth For The 99 Percent By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. The famous United States stock index known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (or simply the Dow) flirted with approaching a historic high of 20,000. The index, which shows how the largest 30 companies publicly traded in the U.S....
The Richest 10 Percent Now Control 89 Percent Of The World’s Wealth By
As global crises of climate change, forced migration and conflict continue to heat up, battering the planet’s most vulnerable, the age-old story remains true: the world’s rich keep getting richer, and the poor keep getting poorer, and the trend is only expected to continue,...
What Donald Trump Gets Wrong About ‘Inner Cities’ And Poverty In America By
MINNEAPOLIS — Donald Trump frequently attempts to court minority voters by promising to improve conditions in America’s “inner cities.” These appeals have not only largely failed to attract non-white voters — or, as Trump insists on referring to them,...
Nonprofit Hospital Stops Suing So Many Poor Patients: Will Others Follow? By
For years, Heartland Regional Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital in the small city of St. Joseph, Missouri, had quietly sued thousands of its low-income patients over their unpaid bills. But after an investigation by ProPublica and NPR prompted further scrutiny by Sen....
Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Would Struggle To Cover $1,000 Emergency By
NEW YORK  — Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans’ financial conditions remain...
As Wealthy Surge, U.S. Poor And Middle Class Incomes Have Gone Backward By
Middle- and low-income households in the U.S. made less money in 2014 than they did in 1999 as the middle class lost ground in almost 90 percent of the country’s metropolitan areas, a new analysis by the Pew Research Center released Wednesday has found. The report...
New LA Law: Homeless People Can Only Own A Trashcan’s Worth Of Belongings By
As though homeless people don’t already own so few possessions, the city of Los Angeles just passed a law saying that the amount of things a homeless person can own must fit inside of a trashcan. They even have size dimensions for the trashcan, noting that the items must...