| Nov 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Many people find the holiday season to be a time to share their blessings with the less fortunate. Local organizations and advocacy groups such as those below would put your gift to good use.
A. Eugene Hoeper Foundation/Deaf Outreach is a program that...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Marion Barry was Chocolate City. During his four terms as mayor of the nation's capital, he presided over the District of Columbia like a flamboyant monarch. He was the face and swagger of African-American empowerment and pride — and its...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:05 AM
ILE DE LA TORTUE, Haiti Newly installed solar-powered street lamps stand as a beacon of hope, lighting up the rocky terrain as idle bulldozers collect dust along the lush mountainside.
In a nearby village, a new public square slowly rises out of the...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:44 AM
One little-recognized reality of poverty in America is how closely it lurks beneath the surface of even a successful professional life. A bad career turn, a couple of financial missteps, and -- here comes the dizzying plunge from middle class to...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:59 PM
If you think about it, all people (except psychopaths) live their lives with the libertarian values of persuasion instead of coercion.
That is to say we cannot force people to like us or socialize with us. Instead, we either have a fulfilling social...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:35 AM
I did a column and my most recent blog post about people who feel their Allentown neighborhoods have problems that require more attention. I know they’re not alone.
But I also know many people love living in Allentown and like the...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 2:37 PM
If you're a black or Latino living in the Lehigh Valley, you probably make less money, probably don't own a home, are less likely to go to college and banks are less likely to give you credit, compared to your white neighbors.
Those findings in a study...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The Audubon Society and Toyota are awarding $64,000 for energy-efficiency retrofits in more than 130 homes of low-income residents in Winter Park.
The grant isn't large for such an initiative, but programs aimed at residential energy conservation usually...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Stagnant wages and a high cost of living are preventing more than four of 10 households in Palm Beach and Broward counties from saving and even affording basic necessities, and households that struggle the most can be found in the region’s oldest,...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Low-income Baltimore residents can get help in applying for energy assistance grants from Baltimore Gas and Electric representatives at an expo on Saturday.
The expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coppin State University's Talon Center, 500...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities on Wednesday released a policy report identifying challenges facing the state's poorest areas. With the 2015 legislative session opening in less than two months, CCM is looking to ensure that as lawmakers...