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"The SWAT team, the overdose, the complaints of pot smoke in the air and feces in the stairwell... at Sedgwick Gardens, a stately apartment building in Northwest Washington."

"[T]he Art Deco complex, which overlooks Rock Creek Park and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places... [l]ocated in affluent Cleveland Park... was once out of reach for low-income District  residents. That changed two years ago, when D.C. housing officials dramatically increased the value of rental subsidies [up to $2,648 a month]. The goal was to give tenants who had previously clustered in impoverished, high-crime areas east of the Anacostia River a shot at living in more desira...
Tags: Real Estate, Smoking, Law, Poverty, Trump, WaPo, Anacostia River, Northwest Washington, Rock Creek Park, Cleveland Park, Ann Althouse, Sedgwick Gardens, Joseph A Bundy


Homeless living beneath Hudson Yards welcome the new development

Members of the community who live in the tunnels beneath the glittering project see it as an opportunity to earn more, while others complain ‘it’s not helping us’Whatever the aesthetic judgement of Manhattan’s $25bn Hudson Yards development – Pulitzer prize winning critic Jerry Saltz called it a “corporate mega-monstrosity” – there is at least once group of city dwellers who are optimistic about the development: the homeless who live underneath it.For decades, the subway and rail tunnels beneath...
Tags: New York, Housing, Communities, Society, US news, Poverty, Homelessness, Social exclusion, Manhattan, Jerry Saltz, Hudson Yards


Central American Farmers Head to the U.S., Fleeing Climate Change

The problems plaguing farmers in Honduras and elsewhere have mounted with rising temperatures and increasingly unpredictable weather.
Tags: Coffee, Weather, News, Global Warming, Poverty, United States, Honduras, Central America, Illegal Immigration, Agriculture and Farming, Immigration and Emigration


The left-behind v the metropolitan elite? That's a lazy, harmful cliche

Such Brexit stereotypes – unsupported by facts on the ground – are hugely divisive, stoking bigotry and prejudice The left-behind residents of working-class, provincial towns kicking back at the out-of-touch metropolitan elite: it’s a familiar story, and a key component of the dominant explanation for the political tumult of the past few years. If you live in Scunthorpe, you’ve been forgotten; if you live within the M25, third way liberalism and, latterly, the more #FBPE-friendly elements of Cor...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Inequality, Brexit, Simon Jenkins, Class issues


The left-behind v the metropolitan elite? That's a lazy, harmful cliche | Luke Cartledge

Such Brexit stereotypes – unsupported by facts on the ground – are hugely divisive, stoking bigotry and prejudice The left-behind residents of working-class, provincial towns kicking back at the out-of-touch metropolitan elite: it’s a familiar story, and a key component of the dominant explanation for the political tumult of the past few years. If you live in Scunthorpe, you’ve been forgotten; if you live within the M25, third way liberalism and, latterly, the more #FBPE-friendly elements of Cor...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Inequality, Brexit, Simon Jenkins, Class issues, Luke Cartledge


Civil rights movement-inspired ‘Poor People’s Campaign’ tour makes a stop in Pacoima

A campaign inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Poor People’s Campaign” made a stop Tuesday in Pacoima, as part of a national tour to highlight economic hardships face by people throughout California and the country. The latest stop of the Poor People’s Campaign Truth and Poverty Bus Tour was held at the auditorium of Telfair Elementary School, where nearly a quarter of the students were counted as homeless during a recent school year. RELATED STORY: Taft students shower Telfair Elementary in ...
Tags: California, Mexico, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sport, Poverty, Economy, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Chico, Local News, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Taft, Trini


"I blame no one, but I hate the Internet... The Internet has brought me nothing but trouble"/"I know people are treating me like a monkey... Nobody came to see me with a pure heart. You did this for money."

Said the "Vagrant Master" — Master Shen — whose words were "recorded by live-streamers, shared across ­social media in the form of 15-to-30-second videos and closely watched and analyzed by millions," quoted in "The Internet was obsessed with this philosophy-quoting homeless man in China. Now he’s fled the fame" (WaPo). This unlikely viral star was discovered by social media when clips of him quoting Aristotle, Confucius and Dante began to surface on Douyin, a short-video platform. To the surpri...
Tags: Law, China, Poverty, Philosophy, Viral Video, Dante, The Web, Gandhi, WaPo, Shen, Ann Althouse, Douyin, Aristotle Confucius, Red Star News


A Fire Killed 10 Boys in Brazil, and Exposed the Underbelly of the Soccer Business

Young players with dreams of glory think elite training programs lead to riches. They do. Just rarely for them.
Tags: News, Poverty, Soccer, Brazil, Children and Childhood, Dormitories, Athletics and Sports, Fires and Firefighters, Flamengo (Soccer Team


How to cut food waste: Turn unused food into take-home meals for hungry kids

An Indiana school district recently partnered with a nonprofit to send some students home with a set of frozen meals on weekends.In the U.S., about 12 percent of households with children will experience food insecurity at some point during the year.The U.S. wastes a massive amount of food. Programs like this might be a first step in cutting back on waste. None A school district in Indiana devised an innovative way to make sure its students don't go hungry: Give them frozen meals that consist of ...
Tags: Food, Environment, Poverty, Indiana, New York Times, Innovation, Elkhart, Lake Geneva, Jason Clay, Elkhart Schools, Jim Conklin, Natalie Bickel, Melissa Ramey, Elkhart Leadership Academy Chamber of Commerce, New York Times The Elkhart


UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants

Home Office should also refund fees from failed requests, says immigration watchdogOver 70% of UK immigration fee waiver requests by destitute are rejectedThe Home Office should consider scrapping controversial immigration fees charged to children from families who can’t afford it and refund profits made from failed citizenship applications, according to an official watchdog.The call came as it emerged on Thursday that the Home Office is making £2m profit a month from charging children for citiz...
Tags: Politics, UK, Children, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Poverty, Home Office, Young People, rejectedThe Home Office


Study finds that landlords exploit the poor

A new study examined the profits of landlords across Milwaukee and compared them to landlord profits nationwide.They found that for every 10 percent increase in neighborhood poverty, renter exploitation increased by 2.2 percent in Milwaukee and 0.8 percent nationwide. What's more, for every 10 percent increase in black residents, renter exploitation increased by 0.8 percent for both Milwaukee and the nation.This effect ensures that the poor remain poor; since the poor have no choice but to pay r...
Tags: Milwaukee, Race, Society, Poverty, Homelessness, United States, Sociology, Innovation, American Journal of Sociology


Why the U.S. can’t replicate Finland’s educational success

Finland's success on international student assessment tests have left many wondering if the United States should adopt its education policies. However, Finland's educational system developed from a culture that maintains education as a fundamental right; the United States lacks such an acknowledgement. Unless the United States undergoes a drastic reassessment of its social contract, meaningful education reform will likely remain out of reach. None Can the United States replicate Finland's educat...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Education, Congress, New York City, Alabama, America, Society, Poverty, Teaching, United States, Innovation, Finland, Inequality, San Antonio


Imran Khan Calls for Vast Anti-Poverty Plan, but Money Is Tight

The Pakistani leader envisions the foundation of a welfare state. But he has not yet come close to turning the country’s debt crisis around to pay for it.
Tags: News, Poverty, Pakistan, Imran Khan, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Khan, Imran, Credit and Debt, Politics And Government, Rural Areas


The Profound Connection Between Poverty And Burn Injuries

by Celia Belt, author of “Remarkably Intact: Angels Are No Strangers to Chains“ Late one night in December of 2000, I found myself driving home from another long day of volunteering on the burn unit. It wasn’t much different from any other day; I’d been volunteering for nearly three years and it had become a second home to me. I’d spent time in several patients’ rooms and in the waiting rooms with their families, offering emotional care and an ear to listen. I was quite accustomed to the sights...
Tags: Startups, Poverty, Thinking Aloud, Celia Belt, Moonlight Fund Inc


HS2’s friends in the north should take a closer look | Letters

Prof Paul Salveson supports high-speed rail but does not believe the scheme represents value for money, Andrew Pendleton says it will deepen the existing regional divide, while John O’Dwyer thinks it is the wrong business modelAs a contributor to the New Economics Foundation report (Scrap HS2 and pour £56bn into regions, says thinktank, 20 March) and someone who has lived and worked all his life in the north, I think the response from some of the northern city leaders to the report is misplaced ...
Tags: Politics, Money, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Concorde, Rail transport, Birmingham, Hs2, Inequality, Boeing, Network Rail, North Of England, New Economics Foundation, Manchester Leeds


news analysis: Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good

Screens used to be for the elite. Now avoiding them is a status symbol.
Tags: News, Poverty, Science and Technology, Computer Monitors, Computers and the Internet, Luxury Goods and Services, Social Conditions and Trends


Scottish government set to miss its child poverty targets – report

UK-wide austerity blamed as predictions put figure at 29% – rather than 18% – in 2023 The Scottish government is at risk of missing its own child poverty targets by more than 100,000 children, according to projections from the Resolution Foundation.Westminster austerity measures will put child poverty across the country on course to hit a 20-year peak of about 29% of children living in relative poverty by 2023, its report forecasts. The figure is considerably higher than the Scottish government’...
Tags: Scotland, Poverty, Welfare, Austerity, UK news, Economics, Politics


What socialism is — according to Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington was a public intellectual who strove to help the poor and inspired a generation of socialists. He was the first chairman of the Democratic Socialists of America, and nearly ran for president in 1980. While he is far from the only influential thinker on the American left, his ideas have had an outsized influence over the last sixty years. The United States is seeing a renewed interest in left-wing ideas. Chicago might have five socialists on its city council by April, a democra...
Tags: Politics, Sweden, Activism, Democracy, Germany, America, Economics, Poverty, Chicago, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Ussr, Karl Marx, Cuba, Bernie Sanders


Grenfell residents’ rights were breached – equalities watchdog

Both central and local government strongly criticised by EHRC report into tragedyThe human rights of Grenfell Tower residents were breached by the council and central government before the disaster that killed 72 people, according to a hard-hitting report by the government’s own equalities watchdog.Residents’ rights to life and adequate housing were contravened before the fire started on 14 June 2017, including by allowing the use of combustible cladding and allocating flats high in the building...
Tags: London, Housing, Race, Communities, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Ehrc, Grenfell, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire


No one needs access to driverless cars more than America's poor | Ashley Nunes

Road crashes claim over 40,000 lives in the US annually, and the poor are more likely to die than those well-offSilicon Valley is pouring billions into robot cars. Soon – although the time scale keeps shifting – tech manufacturers say driverless cars will replace their traditional counterparts, car parks will become parks again and road fatalities will plummet. People have argued over ethical concerns surrounding the technology, the ensuing job losses and the public’s antipathy to this robot rev...
Tags: Technology, US, America, Poverty, Silicon Valley, Self-driving Cars, Ashley Nunes, offSilicon Valley


Urban African Americans are 'startlingly' more likely to live in trauma deserts, researchers say

Chicago's South Side didn't have a trauma care unit until last year; the last closed in 1991.Whether immediate trauma care or long-term mental health care, access to facilities is limited in minority neighborhoods. Since the University of Chicago's Level 1 Trauma Center opened, there's been a seven-fold reduction in the disparity in the city's access to care. None Imagination is one of our most fertile sources of creativity and positive emotional health. The ability to imagine many possibilitie...
Tags: Health, New York, Resources, Race, America, Los Angeles, Poverty, Chicago, Public Health, Innovation, University Of Chicago, Health Care, Hyde Park, Derek, American Medical Association, South Side


Urban African Americans are 'startling' more likely to live in trauma deserts, researchers say

Chicago's South Side didn't have a trauma care unit until last year; the last closed in 1991.Whether immediate trauma care or long-term mental health care, access to facilities is limited in minority neighborhoods. Since the University of Chicago's Level 1 Trauma Center opened, there's been a seven-fold reduction in the disparity in the city's access to care. None Imagination is one of our most fertile sources of creativity and positive emotional health. The ability to imagine many possibilitie...
Tags: Health, New York, Resources, Race, America, Los Angeles, Poverty, Chicago, Public Health, Innovation, University Of Chicago, Health Care, Hyde Park, Derek, American Medical Association, South Side


Equality for African women | Letters

Forty-five female African activists from 15 African countries call on world leaders to play their part in the fight against gender injusticeDear world leaders, We are the women at the frontlines of the fight against gender inequality and global poverty.Every day we see the determination and dignity of girls and women facing down the toughest challenges. We see real advances and the power of people to achieve change. We won’t surrender this fight, but we need you to play your part. Continue readi...
Tags: Africa, Women, Society, World news, Poverty, Social exclusion, International Women's Day


Discount store produce as healthy as counterparts in Whole Foods

Fourteen percent of Americans currently live in a food desert with little access to fresh fruits and vegetables.A new study in Las Vegas food deserts shows that dollar discount stores offer produce equal in quality to chain grocers.While food availability in discount stores is an issue, these stores beat chains in terms of price. None The term "food desert" signifies areas with limited access and resources to healthy food. In general, they are low-income areas located at least one mile away fro...
Tags: Health, Resources, Usda, Economics, Poverty, Innovation, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Inequality, Consumerism, Derek, Wendell Pierce, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, University of Nevada, Sterling Farms, Courtney Coughenour


Old hotels are being converted to affordable housing — and it's changing communities

Los Angeles' homeless population has swelled to over 50,000 in recent years. While the local government has dedicated $138M to combat the problem, progress has been slow. Charitable organizations are stepping in to house as many people as possible. None One turn changes everything in downtown Los Angeles. Capturing the severity of Skid Row is impossible. The infamous tent city extends for blocks. Shuttered storefronts are backdrops to new cities, new economies, old problems. One moment you're p...
Tags: Hollywood, Activism, La, America, Los Angeles, Poverty, George Carlin, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Innovation, Pacific, Humanity, Baltimore, Eric Garcetti, Edward, Justice System


Pop-up produce swap spotlights need for healthy food in San Fernando Valley communities

More than half a million households in Los Angeles County experience what’s known as food insecurity — lacking consistent access to healthy, fresh food, not having enough food, or both, according to 2015 data from the county Public Health Department. Pacoima resident Rosa Perez, right, loads up her bag with fruits and vegetables during the Pop Up Produce Swap and Garden Workday at Vaughn Family and Community Center in Pacoima, on Saturday, March 02, 2019. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributin...
Tags: News, California, La, Sport, Poverty, Soccer, Community, Local News, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Valley, Martinez, Torres, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley, Vaughn


A richer definition of poverty

As conventionally defined, poverty is about money – or rather, the lack of it. People with lots of money are rich, those with little or none are poor. Lifting people out of poverty means raising their incomes until they cross the poverty line into the sunlit uplands of enough. There are many reasons why it’s […]
Tags: Time, Future, Poverty


Who was the emperor of the United States?

Joshua Norton was once a successful businessman before he fell into ruin and what some contend to be madness.Norton declared himself Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico in 1859 "at the peremptory request and desire of a large majority of the citizens of these United States."During his time as emperor, Norton abolished Congress and political parties, requested the formation of the League of Nations, issued currency, and was much-loved by the people of San Francisco. None In the l...
Tags: London, Congress, Democracy, Mexico, Government, China, San Francisco, Poverty, History, United States, Innovation, Norton, Bay Bridge, Mary, San Francisco Chronicle, Imperial