| 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 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It was the last outing of our harvest season, and 500 pounds of apples lay before us in 25 bags. A group of nine harvesters from the Baltimore Orchard Project combed through the fruit trees for the last of the yield at this impeccably-kept orchard so we...
| 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 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 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 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 29, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Angie Zarvatski's son, Coda, had his 18th birthday last year, making him an adult. But he's autistic, seldom speaks and cannot care for himself.
His mother needed court approval to continue as his legal guardian. But she's a single mom and could not...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Los Angeles has thrust itself into the center of one of the most contentious debates in modern economics — what happens when you raise the minimum wage? — as city leaders consider mandating $13.25 an hour.
Since their inception in the...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:20 AM
The Anne Arundel Animal Control facility in Millersville and the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook clinic in Davidsonville are being considered for a grant-funded partnership to spay and neuter pets in low-income areas of the county.
"It is the first time we will...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:32 AM
AmeriCorps, which engages over 75,000 Americans in service projects annually, turned 20 this month. Since the program's inception, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service — including 4,000 AmeriCorps...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Our country apparently doesn't want low-income Americans to have free access to birth control, either by compelling all insurance plans to offer it or by adequately funding public reproductive health programs. In many schools — predominantly located...