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Affordable Housing Now

Imagine what it’s like to raise your family in a motel. The academic, nutritional and social consequences for children abound. It’s only a step above homelessness, but so many are cycling through seedy motel rooms because of the lack of affordable housing in Central Florida… Yesterday, my friend Jen and I volunteered to survey the occupants of some of these motels. 727 more words

Poverty

Randomness: "Getting Ahead..."

Back in January, I signed up for the workshop “Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World.” Next week, I will be “graduating” with fellow classmates. The graduation is really just an opportunity to celebrate the completion of the 16-week course. 184 more words

Black Lives

The Working Poor (Poverty In America)

In one respect, Ann was typical of the low-wage working people I spoke with across the country – in New Hampshire towns, North Carolina fields, and Los Angeles Housing Projects.   341 more words

Truth

"Trump Is Performing A Kind Of Straddle-Pander": Why Donald Trump Is Happily Uttering Conservative Heresies

Reince Priebus, the long-suffering chairman of the Republican National Committee, has now resorted to pleading with Donald Trump not to rewrite the party’s platform. “All that anxiety, just take it off the table,” Priebus said on a radio show Monday. 886 more words

Republicans

Practice what you preach

It is fashionable today to talk about the decay of capitalism, about exploitation of employees, etc.  I do agree that manual workers and brainiac workers are overworked, and I am aware of the fact that the world is full of working poor, and, even more unfortunately, with working children. 268 more words