Poverty

Food Justice

50 Years Later, War on Poverty Wages On

  This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. … It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is … Continued

Cross-Post: Addressing the Black labor crisis in “post-racial” America

Originally published on Race Talk, September 7, 2011 | Posted by: Avis Jones-DeWeever When President Obama addresses the nation with his long-awaited jobs prescription, one thing is certain. Any strategy he puts forth now must not only seek to move … Continued

Politics

Cross-post: Eleven women were found murdered in the desert in Albuquerque

From the Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice Blog (ACRJ). Published on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. By Adriann Barboa Two years ago today, in a story that shook me to my core, a woman walking her dog found a femur in … Continued

Food Justice

End Poverty by Rebuilding Local Food Economies

Cross-posted from the Food Chain Workers Alliance blog. Call to Action for Oct. 10-17! Celebrate the Launch of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance! Take Action! Emerging out of the US Working Group on the Food Crisis (www.usfoodcrisisgroup.org), the US Food … Continued

Economy

Cross-Post: The 2010 Without Housing Update Has Arrived!

From WRAP’s (Western Regional Advocacy Project) blog: We’re at a critical juncture for housing policy in this country: millions of Americans are homeless and tens of millions more are on the brink of economic collapse. The 2010 Update focuses public … Continued

On the Continuing Significance of Race: People’s Exhibit #373

by Andrew Grant-Thomas About six months ago I came across a study that found that people who are incarcerated, unemployed or poor are more likely to be seen as “black,” and to self-identify as “black,” regardless of past racial classification. … Continued

Immigration

Neighbor Turns Ugly When American Dream Disappears

Buying a home can be a ticket out of poverty. It can symbolize a shift from the poor camp to the middle class.  Owning a house can represent a sense of financial security and mobility for many families and their … Continued

Politics

The Grisly Truth Behind Soccer Ball Manufacturing

In a country like India where half of the population lives below the line of poverty, it seems to be pretty easy for big companies to exploit the inhabitants. Each year millions of soccer balls are produced and distributed to … Continued

Immigration

Chicago’s Hometown Heroes

I was born and raised in the Chicago-area. I grew up going to Cubs games with my dad, and playing catch in the backyard. I spent most of my childhood in a suburb where one enjoyed the best of the … Continued