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By Guest Author On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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‘Queen of Katwe’ review: Disney delivers another underdog story worthy of notice

Disney has found yet another true story demonstrating how the human spirit and determination can take one from the depths of despair to the heights of triumph.  Queen of Katwe, opening September 23, 2016, tells More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 18th, 2016
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Airport workers evoke MLK, rally and march for higher wages

Airport workers rallied with their supporters and then marched to LaGuardia Airport where they will hold a civil disobedience. Airport workers around the country will hold similar actions at 10 major airports More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Faith leadership joins in coalition to ask Congress to oppose ‘Trade Injustice’

As religious bodies and faith-based organizations, we write today to ask you to oppose fast track trade promotion authority for any trade agreement currently being negotiated. Now is the time for Congress to ensure More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Scott Todd talks Compassion International, global poverty and his new book ‘Hope Rising’

The recent global poverty survey by Compassion International revealed some shocking news: most Americans don’t believe global poverty is improving and don’t believe it can be completely overcome. Scott More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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New Survey: Most Americans don’t think global poverty can be overcome

The war to overcome global poverty is ongoing with some pointing to progress, but Amercians appear pessimistic. Most Americans see no end in sight, according to a survey sponsored by Compassion International. Christians More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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Day in History: ‘War on Poverty’ turns 50 started under Lyndon B Johnson

The War on Poverty is the unofficial name for legislation first introduced by President Lyndon B. Johnson during his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964. This legislation was proposed by Johnson More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Krystal Ball on MSNBC calls for minimum income checks for all Americans to ‘end poverty’

On Tuesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” co-host Krystal Ball suggested that the United States implement a minimum guaranteed income for every “non-incarcerated adult citizen.” This massive entitlement More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 30th, 2013
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Researchers suggest living in a poor neighborhood as an adolescent increases risk of Chlamydia as a young adult

In a recently published paper in the Journal of Urban Health, researchers from the Ohio State University suggest that living in a poor neighborhood as an adolescent is linked to an increased risk of getting the More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, March 9th, 2012
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US Report: More hate groups in America, Tea Party on list, Occupyiers are not

The number of hate groups in the U.S. has grown each year for the past 11 years, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. In 2000 the center reported that there were 602 hate groups; in 2011 More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, August 14th, 2011
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Collapsing the System on Purpose: The Cloward Piven Strategy

First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven (both longtime members of the Democratic Socialists of America, where Piven today is More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, September 17th, 2010
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US poverty rate highest since 1994

The U.S. poverty rate rose to 14.3 percent in 2009 from 13.2 percent the year before, bringing the percentage of the population living in poverty to the highest level since 1994, as the economic downturn took its More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, August 21st, 2010
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India: A village faces a nine-year-long power failure!

Can you imagine a power outage for nine long years? That’s exactly what this village in Pilibhit district has had to endure after its main transformer developed a snag in 2001. Pilibhit is the parliamentary More...

By State of the Nation On Monday, April 5th, 2010
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Dr. Weiss’s Secrets & Warnings about the economy — psst: there’s a lot of debt

Dr. Martin Weiss published these 11 staggering facts that every American needs to know — and that every investor won’t be able to succeed without … 11 startling facts that Obama and Bernanke do NOT More...


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