Posts tagged "poverty"

How Much Money Is It Possible To Actually Get From Welfare?

It’s nowhere near as much as you may think. …

Robyn Pennacchia | July 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Should People Living In Urban Poverty Have To Forage For Food?

Some foodies think foraging is a viable solution for urban hunger and poverty, this year’s Comic Con was more trans*-inclusive than ever, women’s “health” magazines are terrible for you, and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 15, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The Soapbox: On Pennsatucky & Poor, White, Rural Representation On “Orange Is The New Black”

For every story that “Orange Is The New Black” has inspired in the media, I never thought that I would come across one that uses the show as an example…

Chloe Stillwell | July 8, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Fast Food Workers Turn Down $80K Jobs To Live Off Of Benefits, Say Fox Dude

Oh sure, that probably happens all the time. …

Robyn Pennacchia | June 24, 2015 - 4:35 pm

The Soapbox: We Can’t Address Poverty Until We Listen To People Who Are Living It

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback about last Friday’s article on Gwyneth Paltrow and the Food Bank Challenge. From that feedback I’ve learned a lot of useful things, like that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 13, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Chicago’s First Manslaughter Trial Against A Police Officer In 15 Years Starts Today

The trial of a police officer for manslaughter begins today in Chicago, the first in the last 15 years of the city’s history. Officer Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd, an unarmed Black

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The Soapbox: My American Dream — A Minimum Wage That Allows Everyone to Prosper

When I think of the American Dream, I don’t just see images of white picket fences and fathers kissing their children before they leave for work.

I see…

Carmen Berkley | May 11, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Homeless Mom Shanesha Taylor Charged With Child Abuse After Leaving Two Kids In Car During A Job Interview

Earlier this month, police arrested a mother in Scottsdale, Arizona, for leaving her two young children in the car while she went to a job interview.

On March…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Republican Senator Rand Paul Wants To Stop Moms On Welfare From Having More Babies

“Maybe we have to say ‘enough’s enough, you shouldn’t be having kids after a certain amount … I don’t know how you do all that because then it’s tough to…

Claire Hannum | January 30, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Homeless Army Veteran Gets A Life-Changing Makeover

Look, this might sound terrible, but I’ve got to say it: this time-lapse video of a homeless U.S. Army veteran’s voluntary aesthetic transformation makes the case for vanity if there…

Rachel Krause | November 8, 2013 - 10:20 am

True Story: I Grew Up A Poor, Black Sex Symbol

I have been a symbol of sex my entire life. As a black woman from a poor, single-parent household, I know the script that is written for me far too…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Kermit Gosnell, Late Term Abortion Provider, Found Guilty Of Three Counts Of Murder

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor whose clinic gained attention for his criminal performance of late-term abortions, was found guilty yesterday of three counts of first-degree murder. He had been…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2013 - 12:30 pm

No Abortion Access? You’re At Increased Risk For Poverty

Denying women access to abortion services makes women more likely to fall below the poverty line in the subsequent years, according to a study out of the University of…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Scarlett Johansson Speaks Out on Poverty

“Whether they’re in America or in Africa, people want to work. They want to have purpose. They want to provide for themselves and their families. They don’t want handouts. They…

Julie Gerstein | November 28, 2011 - 11:20 am

Today’s Lady News: Abortion Rate Up Amongst Poor Women

The abortion rate is down overall, but up amongst poor women, the non-partisan sexual research organization Guttmacher reports. Between 2000 and 2008, abortion rates declined amongst most groups of…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Why We Love To Hate Amber Portwood

I remember when gossip columns devoted space to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Now we’ve got Amber Portwood, the young woman on “16 & Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” who Star

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Where Children Sleep Around The World

This picture is from Where Children Sleep, a remarkable new book by James Mollison, which chronicles the vast differences in the spaces and places that children inhabit. The above photo…

Julie Gerstein | October 27, 2010 - 3:50 pm