This year is the twentieth anniversary of 1996's welfare reform law. In it, President Bill Clinton gave full control for how to spend federal anti-poverty funds to state level administrators. From 1996 on, the federal government would stay out of states' decisions on how to spend their welfare block grants. The accountability was reduced practically [...]
Alton Sterling has a child, and that child's life will never be the same. But if he is a child, especially a black child in the U.S. chances are violence was everywhere before his father was murdered.
The great political scientist and activist Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “…We are likely to find that the problem of housing, and education, instead of preceding the elimination of poverty, will themselves be affected if poverty is first abolished.”
Flint’s families need an income sufficient to meet their basic survival needs in order to overcome this man made disaster.