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Why are people poor? I remember being asked this question 10 years ago while training for a program I was volunteering with.
Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, has been dividing rich and poor, black and white, jobless and employed in this city since the days of Jim Crow when it was a legal line of segregation.
A standard definition of community development often goes something like this:
In the upcoming weeks and months, desperate people will knock on the doors of almost every church across the nation to ask for emergency financial assistance.
In 1965, in a last minute move, the American Football League switched its All-Star game from New Orleans to Houston.
Sunday evening the Mobilization to End Poverty will begin.
Several years ago over 100 of us were arrested for blocking a Capital building entrance and protesting tax cuts for the 5 percent wealthiest people and program cuts from WIC, food stamps, college a