Tag: Poverty

Poverty Vaccine: Reading to Children Before Age 3

How promoting literacy in young kids will help them in the future by making them more employable and keeping them out of jail. What if you could immunize children against future povertyGeorge C. Halvorson, CEO for the Institute of InterGroup Understanding, thinks we can. His call to action for doing…

GOP Congressman Links Gay Marriage to Baltimore

By Michael Nam A congressman from Texas has a novel reason for the unrest among Baltimore residents: Same-gender marriage. On a radio show segment where Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) put forth the breakdown of the “traditional family” for the rampant poverty in the city. The Family Research Council, labeled an…

BREAKING NEWS: Freddie Gray's Death Ruled a Homicide

By Michael Nam (Update: 1:31 p.m. 5/1/2015) Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore in a press conference stated that five of the police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have been taken into custody. Here is the list of charges from the state’s attorney’s office for the six police…

The Misery That Is Black Baltimore

By Michael Nam Baltimore’s current dire situation can find its roots in a history of crushing poverty, a segregated populace, and long-running police brutality. The Black population of the city has suffered considerably through booms and busts of the U.S. economy, with little in the way of relief. A city…

STUDY: Asian-American Financial Diversity Overlooked

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock Are Asian-Americans so very wealthy Media reporting of late suggests a monolithic rise of Asian-American prosperity, but a new study breaks down financial data among the various sub-groups in the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) demographic to show a nuanced view of the various…

Poverty Rates DownExcept for Underrepresented Groups

By Julissa Catalan Photo by Shutterstock According to a new report from the Census Bureau, the country’s poverty rate decreased last year for the first time in six years. From 2012 to 2013, the poverty rate dropped from 15 percent to 14.5 percentthe largest decline since 2000. Yet this promising…