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Poverty

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  • 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...
  • Giving thanks for ugly fruit

    Giving thanks for ugly fruit
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Legal aid for the poor at heart of fight over Florida Bar dues

    Legal aid for the poor at heart of fight over Florida Bar dues
    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...
  • L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate

    L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate
    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...
  • Davidsonville spay, neuter service hopes to tap state funding to aid low- income pet owners

    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...
  • AmeriCorps as a pathway out of poverty [Commentary]

    AmeriCorps as a pathway out of poverty [Commentary]
    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...
  • Sex is for the rich

    Sex is for the rich
    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...