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The tolerance of poverty

The tolerance of poverty

Oct. 2 | Am I not the keeper of my brother and sister?   In his final speech to the court, legendary abolitionist John Brown proclaimed, “I believe that to have interfered as I have done as I have always freely admitted I have done in behalf of His (God’s)...

The tragic irony of racial disparities in Minnesota

The tragic irony of racial disparities in Minnesota

Jul. 15 | On July 18, 2014, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties will host Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ed Ehlinger, at its inaugural Community Health Action Talks (C.h.a.t.) event. During this presentation, Dr. Ehlinger...

The New Poor — how secure are you from this emerging  American class?

The New Poor — how secure are you from this emerging American class?

Jun. 29 | The financial crisis of 2007-2008 triggered the most ominous economic emergency since the Great Depression nearly 80 years before. During this calamity, a number of new terms and phrases began to enter the general American lexicon. Such terms included...

Affordable housing shortage among disastrous assaults on the poor

Affordable housing shortage among disastrous assaults on the poor

Jun. 17 | The financial crisis of 2007-2008 spawned in many of us a righteous outrage that took aim at a worldwide financial establishment that in the eyes of many had completely run amok. At the time, a number of experts cited new and expanded banking practices,...

Are you ‘unbanked’  or ‘underbanked’?

Are you ‘unbanked’ or ‘underbanked’?

May. 15 | Financial illiteracy is a calamity in the making   The North American Securities Administration Association declares that “The need for financial education in the United States has never been greater. The precipitous drop in savings rates...

Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

May. 6 | One of the most critical, yet often overlooked aspects of poverty in this nation is the escalating incarceration rate of American citizens. The Justice Policy Institute notes that since 1970, the number of incarcerated Americans has grown nearly eight-fold...

This board member breaks the mold

This board member breaks the mold

Apr. 17 | Old enough to advocate, young enough to still relate      By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   You don’t meet LeAndra Estis so much as experience her. The svelte, diminutive dynamo, an enthused conversationalist, arrests your attention,...

The War on Poverty: 50 years later

The War on Poverty: 50 years later

Apr. 2 | On January 8, 1964, a mere six weeks after taking office, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood before the nation to deliver his first State of the Union address. In his address President Johnson proclaimed that “This administration declares unconditional...