Vox Populi

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Brett Wilkins: US Food Banks Struggle as 1 in 6 Families With Children Don’t Have Enough to Eat

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), said that “Congress has the power to address this crisis,” and asked, “Why aren’t we doing it?”

November 30, 2020 · 3 Comments

Video: “Black Boy” by Richard Wright

The American Place Theatre – Literature to Life Stage Presentation of Black Boy by Richard Wright.

June 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

Medea Benjamin: Should We Feed Hungry Children or the War Machine?

Our elected officials have chosen to prioritize the pursuit of military hegemony over the wellbeing of our people.

September 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mary Swander: Hunger Among the Amber Fields of Grain

“Over 80 percent of our school children here in Storm Lake, Iowa, are in danger of going hungry,” the director of a Food Insecurity Summit tells me. “They eat breakfast … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Arlene Weiner: Poverty Festival

It probably shows a poverty of imagination that when I misread New York Poetry Festival as New York Poverty Festival I couldn’t imagine how to celebrate poverty, even though I’ve … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

UNICEF Report: Child Poverty On Rise in World’s Richest Countries

Since 2008, child poverty has increased in a majority of the 41 most affluent nations, UNICEF report finds. Children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession in the world’s … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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