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Poverty

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  • Share your blessings with those in need

    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...
  • From Chocolate City to Latte Land

    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...
  • Progress is slow on Haiti's isle of discontent

    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...
  • A look at poverty in America, from the inside

    A look at poverty in America, from the inside
    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...
  • Commentary: Libertarianism's the antidote to liberalism, conservatism

    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...
  • Another Allentown Perspective

         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...
  • Can Lehigh Valley minorities overcome a cycle of poverty?

    Can Lehigh Valley minorities overcome a cycle of poverty?
    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...
  • Winter Park low-income homes get grant for energy-efficiency retrofits

    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...
  • Study: More than 4 in 10 Palm, Broward households struggle to make ends meet

    Study: More than 4 in 10 Palm, Broward households struggle to make ends meet
    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,...
  • Low-income Baltimoreans can get help with energy bills at Saturday expo

    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...
  • Lawmakers Urged To Consider Plight Of Connecticut's Poorest Communities

    Lawmakers Urged To Consider Plight Of Connecticut's Poorest Communities
    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...