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Fat Tuesdays & Slim Pickins: Talking About Homelessness in New Orleans

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With Mardi Gras quickly approaching, I thought it might be appropriate to post a piece I wrote last year about an experience I had with a man who come upon hard times and had reluctantly joined the class of poor...More

 

Did the NYPD Use Social Media to Jail Innocent Teen?

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I saw this video on The Verge and decided it was worth to re-post and share it with my followers.More

 

2014 Midterm Elections Predictions/picks

Alright, it's time for me to unveil my election predictions/picks-- election results.. long-awaited, I know!! Obviously, there is a little bias, due to fact of me being a party loyalty/homer lol. I was supposed to release them either 7 days...More

 

Is the NAACP 30 Years too Late?

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A few weeks ago in an apparent multi-ethnic push, the new NAACP President, Cornell William's talked about the need for the NAACP to broaden their based and reach the "whole of the country". If Mr. William's is serious about this...More

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Tea Party Pharaohs and Right-Wing Romans

At Passover, we tell the story of a Pharaoh who was inhospitable to strangers in his land. In America today, it's Tea Party that attacks anyone in favor of sensible immigration reform. Over Easter, we hear about the Roman rulers...More

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Mass Evictions in Rio de Janeiro as the 2016 Rio Olympics loom

As we near the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil starts clearing out the poor from local Shanty towns. Over 5,000 people were evicted from their temporary homes with no apparent solution to find them permanent housing. So...More

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Did Hell Just Freeze Over?

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As America shivered through a historic freeze, Obama warmed up the discussion of poverty, the Senate passed unemployment benefits and debate shifted from austerity to inequality. While record lows chilled much of the country, there was a spark of hope...More

 

Mormon Bishop Posing As Homeless Man Rebuffed by Congregation

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A bishop in a Mormon church outside Salt Lake City has shined a light on the hypocrisy and selfishness of members of his church by dressing as a homeless man and gauging their reactions to him. David Musselman had a...More

 

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

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Margaret Thatcher visits with Augusto Pinochet while he was under house arrest in London. Margaret Thatcher is dead. While we in the United States tend to lionize our departed Presidents, a la St. Ronnie of Santa Barbara, British politics is...More

 

Bloodshed and Unemployment Insurance

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The New York Times front page on 7 March 1930, the day following the march for Unemployment Insurance. Does it boggle your mind to see working class people using their time to demonstrate for less government involvement, while living off...More