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#FriendsforAndy

https://www.gofundme.com/friends-for-andy

Please help my friend Andy, who was the victim of a hit and run accident while riding his bicycle (his only mode of transportation).  He is currently in the hospital and needs to go to rehab due to his extreme injures suffered in the accident.  176 more words

CarlaCCares

Commentary: Are minimum-wage jobs a stepping stone, or full-time career?

When I was young and had a minimum-wage job sweeping floors and taking out the garbage at my local Woolworth’s store, I never thought about how I was going live off what I was making part-time. 184 more words

Blogs

The Housing Industrial Complex Pt. 1

My housing problems started three years. It was December 2014. I was about to graduate with a Master’s degree. It was an exciting time. It had taken 2 1/2 years of sweat, tears, and sacrifice. 1,018 more words

Black Lives

Looking for a job is like waiting on a bus

I’m driving home from the dog groomer; my dog is overdue for a cut of her hair and nails because I’ve been unemployed for four months. 791 more words

Life

More Babies Die in Cleveland than in North Korea, Sri Lanka, Albania and Guatemala

Behind America’s Infant Mortality Crisis

Al Jazeera (2013)

Film Review

Since the mid-1990s, when Bill Clinton eliminated Aid For Dependent Children (AFDC), the US has enjoyed infant mortality rates among the highest in the world. 207 more words

Attacks On The Working Class

Bottomless debt

It started with a credit card. 

Not even a major credit card, just a store card opened to build credit in hopes of purchasing a home. 611 more words

Corporate Government