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Mothers, Families Tell Struggles of Living on Minimum Wage
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

Jane works at a homeless shelter in Atlanta, which pays a little more than her previous minimum wage job. Her lights have been turned off four times in the past year, and she has had to rely on friends and a s ...

The Poor Still Can't Breathe Easy Post–Fiscal Cliff
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

The Nation reports that the fiscal cliff deal is a "mixed bag" for the poor. On the positive side: The biggest takeaway, perhaps, was for the unemployed: they saw a one-year extension in federal unemployment benefits. Another very ...

Film Documents Families In Poverty Across U.S.
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Press

December 6, 2012 Sojo in the News KPBS ...

'The Line' Documentary Shows Families in Poverty Across U.S.
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:13pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News KPBS ...

Confessions of a Poverty Pimp
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 12:58pm | Type: Blog

Last week was the first time I have ever been called a “poverty pimp” in front God and everyone—in public. It certainly got my attention!   Last week was the first time I have ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 14, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Four Ways To Slice Obama’s 2013 Budget Proposal (INFOGRAPHIC) Explore every nook and cranny of President Obama's federal budget proposal. Learn more HERE THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK): Britain Being Overtaken By  ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 CNN: Obama Channels Roosevelt's 'New Nationalism' More than a century after Teddy Roosevelt's famous "New ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES: A Decade Of Progress On AIDS (OPINION) I’ll tell you the worst part about it, for me. It was the look in their e ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 REUTERS: Private Sector Adds 206,000 Jobs In November The pace of job growth in the economy's private sector accelerated in N ...

Must Watch: Hard Times Generation: Families Living in Cars
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

This weekend, 60 Minutes aired a piece that has been commended by many as a shocking... MUST WATCH OF THE WEEK: 60 Minutes: Hard Times Generation: Families living in cars ...

The Morning News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 NPR: Coptics Fear Islamists Will Sweep Egypt Elections Many Coptic Christians in Alexandria are eying Egypt's first free parlia ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Nov. 22, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: Is The Bible A Reliable Moral Guide? Amos, for instance, declares that the Lord despises all of Israel's solemn a ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 6:16pm | Type: Blog

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 Awesome tweet of the day: The father of liberal theology, Fred Schleiermacher, was born today in 1768. “Born” and “today” ...

Fighting Back Against Harmful Cuts
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday, Congress passed the 2012 Agricultural Appropriations Bill or “minibus” as it has come to be called. Yesterday, Congress passed the 2012 Agricultural Appropriations Bi ...

Five Facts You Need to Know about Poverty in America
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

What you don't know about poverty can hurt you, and the nation's poor. What you don't know about poverty can hurt you, and the nation's poor. I'm guessing ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

We Are All Occupiers Now: The Mainstreaming of OWS We Are All Occupiers Now: The Mainstreaming of OWS What a difference a few short weeks can make. The early word on Occupy ...

Our Response to Poverty in the Light of Easter
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Why are people poor? Why do they stay poor? What would it take to get them out of poverty? These are major questions that have been heavily debated for a century in our country.</p> ...