Archive: June 2018

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Why is housing not a right?

  HUD Director Ben Carson, a Trump appointee, recently proposed that rents in subsidized HUD housing be tripled, leaving the poorest households with a mere $50 of their benefits after rent! HUD has been scaling back on public housing for …

Editorial

Medicaid work requirements are a death sentence

In a story posted on talkpoverty.org, Kristen Arant described how she contemplated suicide because she had no health insurance to help her cope with her opioid addiction. Finally getting Medicaid, she said, literally saved her …

We could house everyone!

Cairo, Illinois, this impoverished historic river town located at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers has been at the center of the national public …

Church Without Walls

I am as influenced by the Rastafarians as I am by the Christians. I follow Christ. But I don’t resonate with Western Christian Culture. It’s not my culture. I can appreciate the …

“You need to listen to the people!”

I’m Lindsey Krantz of Berkeley, homeless. I am a member of ‘First they came for the homeless’ and a class lawsuit member of Sullivan et al. v. City of Berkeley …

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Flint Water Crisis: Four Years Too Long

The State will not call this a disaster—the City of Flint has had its share of Toxins, Larger than most Cities. We could smell it, breathe it from G.M. to Buick …

‘I stand with hope,’ says teacher

Today a high school was the scene of yet another horrific and despicable parade of violence. Also today 900 high schoolers gathered in Walt Disney Concert …

Shouldn’t America be for all of us?

A debate about what kind of America we want is coming up in many mid-term electoral campaigns. And many first-time candidates are rejecting the “I’m for me and to Hell …

Small Georgia town protests neo-Nazi rally

Neo-Nazis, led by the National Socialist Movement (NSM) out of Michigan, held a white supremacist rally in the small Georgia town of Newnan on April 21. The number of …

Riding a Phantom Train

    The well of material that Charlie Pickett and the Eggs were pulling from was evident from their first two singles, B-side covers of “White Light, White Heat” and “Slow Death.” Long lives for the members were in doubt. …

Rev. Edward Pinkney wins again

Let the truth be told. I, Rev. Edward Pinkney was charged in Berrien County, Michigan with five felony counts of election forgery under Michigan Compiled Law …