poverty

Bernie Sanders Met With Native Americans To Discuss Poverty & Here’s Why This Matters

So, who thinks anyone would know about the many issues faced by Native people without a popular white male politician around to hand them his mic and let them share their stories?

Kylie Cheung | May 14, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Tiny Houses Are For Rich People Only, According To LA Officials

When 38-year-old Elvis Summers befriended a homeless woman in his neighborhood, she made him do more than offer some change and a humanizing smile. It got him truly thinking about how to…

Lauren Vinopal | March 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Tech Bro’s Open Letter Is Everything That’s Wrong With How Homeless People Are Seen

It must be tough being a tech bro. On top of dealing with all the regular bro stereotypes, your constantly evolving industry and the cost of living San Francisco, you’re…

Lauren Vinopal | February 18, 2016 - 12:30 pm

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
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