Today, National Public Radio has highlighted and publicized a troubling story about the rise of bans on “food sharing” or distributing food to the homeless in various cities across the nation. CLICK HERE to read the story. It is inhumane to criminalize the distribution of food to the hungry. These cities should be ashamed.
The article, titled “Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong”, published in the Washington Post on 10/18/14 shows how economic inequality in early life can contribute to opportunities later in life. Click on this link: http://wapo.st/1szZO8E to read the piece…
CLICK HERE to read (or listen to) an NPR profile of Deon Joseph, an LAPD officer who has been policing the Skid Row neighborhood of Los Angeles for 17 years. This inspiring officer prefers “community policing” tactics to the “hook and book” strategy that rarely helps those struggling with mental health issues or addiction. Check it out!
Award winning journalist Bob Herbert spoke with Bill Moyers last week about his new book titled “Losing Our Way”. The book chronicles stories of Americans who have faced challenges and struggles during the economic downturn. Herbert focuses on structural problems in the American economic and political systems.
CLICK HERE to read the article titled “Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class”, written by Rebecca Vallas and Melissa Boteach, and published on Bill Moyer’s website. This article details the “Top Ten Solutions to Cut Poverty”–briefly, they are:
1) Create Jobs
2) Raise the minimum wage
3)Increase the EITC for childless workers
4) Support pay equity
5)Provide paid leave and paid sick days
6) Establish work schedules that work
7) Invest in affordable, high quality child care and early education
8) Expand Medicaid
9) Reform the criminal justice system and enact policies that support successful re-entry
10) Do no Harm!
***Read the article for the details!! 🙂