Tag Archives: Poverty

Lawsuits Show Gov. Contractors Intentionally Jailing The Poor For Profit By
Southwest Georgia (TFC) – Twice in the past fifteen days, two separate class action lawsuits, one in U.S. District Court, one in Grady County Superior Court, were filed naming Red Hills Community Probation (RHCP) LLC, its CEO...
Beyond Gentrification: Hundreds Of DC Residents Being Forced From Their Homes By
Phyllissa Bilal, resident and co-founder of the Barry Farm Study Circle, has lived in the neighborhood for about 3 years. WASHINGTON — Hundreds of predominantly black families in Washington, D.C., are preparing to be forced from their homes to make way for massive...
Kansas Wants To Ban Welfare Recipients From Seeing Movies, Going Swimming On Government’s Dime By
Children play basketball at a park near blighted row houses in Baltimore, Monday, April 1, 2013. Americans are experiencing poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960. (AP Photo) There’s nothing fun about being on welfare, and a new Kansas bill aims to keep it that...
Family Of 8 Die Of Gas Poisoning After Utility Company Cut Power To Home By
Onlookers gather outside of a house, where police say seven children and one adult have been found dead Monday, April 6, 2015, in Princess Anne, Md. PRINCESS ANNE, Md.  — A divorced father and the seven children he was trying to raise on a kitchen worker’s salary...
World’s Richest One Percent Undermine Fight Against Economic Inequality By
Homeless Indian men prepare themselves for the day ahead as they rise early morning by the banks of the River Yamuna in New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Some 800 million people in the country live in poverty, many of them migrating to big cities in search of a...
2014 Financial Industry’s Bonuses Were Double The Combined Earnings Of All Full-Time Working Americans Making Minimum Wage By
Protesters Richard Hanzel, left, Brendan Hutt, and Richard Shavzin, right, of the Screen Actors Guild, dressed as wall street bankers, march from Goldman Sachs’ office to a rally in Federal Plaza demanding Wall Street reform, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in Chicago. Wall...
Lawsuit Filed Against Fort Lauderdale For Anti-Homeless Feeding Ordinance By
Arnold Abbott made national news when he was arrested last November for feeding homeless people. The 90-year-old activist serves food to the homeless along with other volunteers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Now activists are filing suit against the city for their blatantly...
One Member of Congress = 18 American Households: Lawmakers’ Personal Finances Far From Average By
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (AP Photo) The median net worth of a member of Congress was $1,029,505 in 2013 — a 2.5 percent increase from 2012 — compared with an average American household’s median net worth of $56,355. Once again, the majority of members of Congress...
VIDEO: Utah Gives Homes To The Homeless As Arctic Temperatures Bring Suffering By
As record-breaking cold weather sweeps across the nation this week, reports from around the nation show how the U.S. homeless population—which has risen dramatically in recent years—are being hit the hardest in the wake of slashed funding that has left shelters overburdened...
The Rise And Fall Of The World’s Poorest Countries By
Cambodian school children head back their home after morning school time at Tnoat Kpoh village in the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, March 18, 2013. UNITED NATIONS, Jan 7 2015  – The world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) – a special category...