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SNAP Benefits Will No Longer Apply to Nearly 700,000 People Under New Trump Administration USDA Rule

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new rule tightening requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. The rule will decrease the number of people eligible for SNAP benefits by nearly 2%, which means 688,000 people will no longer qualify. SNAP benefits, formerly known as Food…

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Gun Violence Victims Face Increased Risk of Unemployment, PTSD, Substance Abuse: Study

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that young people who had experienced gun violence had increased risks of post-traumatic stress disorder, unemployment and substance abuse. The study, published in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Surgery, looked at 183 young adult patients with a median age…

Jay-Z: 'You Treat People Like Human Beings'

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter had a powerful message for the president this weekend: you can’t put a price tag on happiness. “Money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point,” he said. “You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point. It goes back to the whole…

Report: Unemployment Rates DownExcept for Black Women

By Julissa Catalan Photo by Shutterstock According to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Black women are the only group whose unemployment rate has gone unchanged in the last year. “The slowdown in job growth isn’t the only red flag in today’s employment data,” said Joan Entmacher,…