Tag: Federal Government

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

White House Announces Food Stamp Benefits Will Increase By More Than 25% Starting in October 2021

In one of the largest increases ever recorded in U.S. history, the Biden Administration has announced that starting in October 2021, food stamp benefits for lower-income families will grow by a life-changing 25%. Ashraf Khalil and Josh Boak of the Associated Press have reported that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

New Study Connects PTSD in Black Women to Preterm Birth, Recommends Action in Policy Equity

Repeated exposure to trauma and multiple stressors may be behind Black women giving birth early more than white women. A new study published by the Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice connects racial discrimination and post-traumatic stress disorder to preterm births. PTSD affects African-Americans more than any other group, and…

Archived: Baltimore Calls On Feds To Help End Violence Streak

In light of the record-breaking violence Baltimore has seen over the past several months, the city has enlisted the help of the federal government to assist the police in restoring order. For two months, the city will receive help from 10 additional agents, hailing from the Federal Bureau of Investigation;…