Tag: poverty

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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One Christmas wish

One Christmas wish

| December 25, 2013

This Christmas, let’s wish for a gift that both the giver and the recipient can enjoy… Let’s just wish for smiles; more of them, loads of them, this holiday season and all year.

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Forcing poor people to go hungry

Forcing poor people to go hungry

| December 4, 2013

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Just as the holiday season begins, when the thoughts and actions of some focus on compassion for others, we could be about to witness the government’s forcing the poor to go hungry–the product of political horse-trading in Washington that has erased a critical portion of the already-meager subsidy the […]

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NAACP president weighs in on the shutdown’s consequences

NAACP president weighs in on the shutdown’s consequences

| October 15, 2013

By Benjamin Todd Jealous The federal government shutdown is approaching three weeks. At the time of this writing, the shutdown has already furloughed hundreds of thousands of federal workers, frozen social programs for low and moderate-income communities, and significantly slowed down economic growth. The great irony of this temper tantrum over federal health care reform is that it has […]

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Economic stagnation for many, while African billionaires thrive

Economic stagnation for many, while African billionaires thrive

| October 15, 2013

(GIN)—Africa has 55 billionaires at a time when the number of Africans living in extreme poverty has risen over the past three decades, according to the World Bank, from 205 million to 414 million. Three of the billionaires are women—the mother of Kenya’s president, a daughter of Angola’s president and a Nigerian oil tycoon and […]

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