Tag Archives: Poverty

Nation’s Poor Remain Hungry As Wall Street Feasts By
Critics and anti-poverty advocates are questioning the so-called economic recovery as a USDA study (PDF) published Wednesday revealed that while the nation’s wealthiest enjoyed record gains, nearly 50 million Americans continue...
1 In 6 Food Charities Could Close Down Soon, And 5 Other Disturbing Facts From A New Hunger Report By
Every four years, Feeding America releases its massive “Hunger In America” (HIA) study to document how millions of volunteers and tens of thousands of anti-hunger charities bring aid to the tens of millions of people who live on the brink of hunger in the planet’s...
Obama Pushes Africa Investment As US Corporations ‘Drool’ Over Resources By
At a Washington, DC gathering of African state leaders and U.S. corporations, President Obama on Tuesday unveiled a multi-billion dollar drive to promote U.S. business investments in Africa. While the President said the plan will unleash “the next era of African...
“Pay-To-Play” Threatens To Create An Attainment Gap In Youth Sports By
The pursuit of sports and recreation has been described as a basic human right. Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with...
Colombia’s Prospering Economy Casts A Shadow Over Thousands Of Political Prisoners By
BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia, once a byword for crime, violence and instability, is opening its doors to foreign investment, tourism and an influx of international attention. Recently re-elected president Juan Manuel Santos’ has a strong record of growing Colombia’s...
Billionaires Get More Media Attention Than The Poor By
Poverty is an issue that touches many Americans. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between January 2009 and December 2011, 31.6 percent of the national population experienced poverty for at least two months, with 5.4 percent of all Americans not in poverty in 2009 being...
First Step To Ending Homelessness? Provide Homes By
When it comes to American politics and public discourse there are few dirtier words than the “s”-word: socialism. In the minds of provincial Americans who have never been outside of America’s borders in the modern era, the word conjures disquieting images of soldiers...
Droves Of American Poor Incarcerated For Not Paying Court Fees By
Stephen Papa of Grand Rapids, Mich., is an Iraq War veteran. While homeless and unable to find a job after being discharged, Papa was charged with destruction of property and resisting arrest. Assessed with $2,600 in court and legal fees, Papa’s presiding judge placed...
Bush, Ryan Focus On Poverty While Courting Wall Street Donors By
NEW YORK — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan courted some of Wall Street’s most powerful political benefactors on Monday, insisting that love, friendship and “traditional marriage” can combat poverty better than government programs. The...
Pope Francis Calls For ‘Legitimate Redistribution’ Of Wealth By
Pope Francis on Friday issued another indictment of inequality, saying that “equitable economic and social progress” are only possible through solidarity and generosity, and require the “legitimate redistribution” of wealth. The Pontiff delivered...