Tag: poverty

Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

| August 25, 2015

(GIN)—In a note from the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation , the South Africa-based organization expressed its concern for former President Jimmy Carter, now battling an advanced stage of cancer. Archbishop Tutu is similarly struggling with cancer and has been in and out of the hospital. Carter, who considered himself a friend of Africa, […]

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Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago

Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago

| January 27, 2015

By Nathan Hardin Special to the NNPA from The Fayetteville Observer PEMBROKE–Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis kicked off a week-long Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Pembroke on Jan. 16  by saying a civil rights movement is of greater need in the state now than it was nearly five decades ago. “One of the […]

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Report card on Black America

Report card on Black America

| October 1, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Some might think the annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage the U.S. Census Bureau released recently had a distinctly repetitive tone to it. Albeit with a few exceptions, the words “not statistically significant” aptly fit the very small increases or decreases of most of the measurements […]

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Dogs eat better than 1 million children

Dogs eat better than 1 million children

| July 27, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The South African charity Feed a Child (http://www.feedachild.co.za/) chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little black boy being fed like a dog by a seemingly affluent white woman. In the ad, the boy has his head on the woman’s lap, at her feet, on his […]

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Reversing poverty requires investment in human capital

Reversing poverty requires investment in human capital

| February 14, 2014

Economic development is for naught if an area’s residents are not in a position to patronize the stores, restaurants and entertainment venues available to them.

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A letter of our own: Dear Dr. King…

A letter of our own: Dear Dr. King…

| January 22, 2014

Brenda Robinson’s letter to Martin Luther King Jr. from America: ” We don’t know anyone as smart as you, smart enough, that is, to get America out of this mess.”

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New cardinals from Africa, Haiti to help Pope Francis serve poor

New cardinals from Africa, Haiti to help Pope Francis serve poor

| January 19, 2014

Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals, choosing 19 men from Asia, Africa, the Philippines and Latin America including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso.

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Poverty destroying America

Poverty destroying America

| January 10, 2014

If America is the land of opportunity, there must be a new way of counting. Two plus two no longer equals four. Reportedly, since 2009, ninety-five percent of economic gains have gone to the richest one percent.

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New report calls for full employment

New report calls for full employment

| December 28, 2013

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—Fifty years ago, civil rights leaders dove head-first into the on-going debate over American economic policy by placing the fight for equal employment opportunities at the forefront of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Despite their efforts, black child poverty, black unemployment and the median income […]

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The American Dream lives! But…

The American Dream lives! But…

| December 28, 2013

It’s the current American reality that’s become a nightmare for millions upon millions whose lives, occupations and economic stability once seemed to embody it.

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