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Poverty

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  • 15,000 low-income Baltimoreans getting online through Comcast program

    15,000 low-income Baltimoreans getting online through Comcast program
    About 30,000 low-income Marylanders, half of them in the Baltimore region, have signed up for $10-a-month Internet service, Comcast officials said Monday as they promoted broadened access to the program, now in its fourth year. The Philadelphia-based...
  • Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor

    Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor
    Stung by the refusal of two fellow Republicans to support his candidacy for governor, Neel Kashkari sought to put the controversy behind him Sunday with a fiery speech portraying his party as a champion of minorities and the poor. "We don't just fight...
  • George led flock through tough times

     George led flock through tough times
    George led flock through tough times The appointment of Cardinal Francis George's successor Saturday represents the start of an unprecedented transition in the city's Roman Catholic Church, where no other leader has lived long enough to meet the man...
  • L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday

    L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday
    A Lehigh Valley congressman will be with world leaders and music icons Saturday at a massive festival to end extreme poverty in the world. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican who represents the 15th District, will represent the United States as part of...
  • Sandra L. Strauss: It's time for leaders to champion increase in minimum wage

    Sandra L. Strauss: It's time for leaders to champion increase in minimum wage
    At a time in America when corporate profits are reaching record highs, while wages of average workers continue to decline, we have a moral obligation to stand in solidarity with those who are most in need and ask why is inequality grown so much worse...
  • Caridad, Pathways to benefit from foundation grants

    Palm Healthcare Foundation, Palm Beach County's public healthcare foundation, has approved $905,750 in grants to 10 nonprofits in an effort to solve the county's most complex healthcare issues. Two of those nonprofits, Caridad Center and Pathways to...
  • Doctoral programs prepare teachers for leadership roles

    Doctoral programs prepare teachers for leadership roles
    Shawn L. Jackson has been a principal at Chicago Public School's Spencer Technology Academy for five years. He has some definite ideas about what makes a good school administrator. "Pursue this career for the right reason — and that is to be an...
  • Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers

    Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers
    A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union....
  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
  • Fleeing gang violence in Central America -- and Chicago

    Fleeing gang violence in Central America -- and Chicago
    Fleeing gang violence in Central America — and Chicago Incensed by President Barack Obama's plan to deport thousands of immigrant children who have arrived in the U.S. illegally in recent months, activists have taken to the streets to chide the...
  • Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid

    Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid
    In 2014, Chicago is more than a city name; it's a metaphor for urban perplexity. The word simultaneously evokes a glittering urban sky-scrape of festive commercialism and a fetid, murderous underbelly. More than a tale of two cities, those contradictory...