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Poverty

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Why I Don’t Give to Goodwill

Why I Don’t Give to Goodwill I’m not a fan of Goodwill, but I will acknowledge there are ways that they help communities.  Such as providing low-cost goods and work experiences to those with special needs, and contributing to programs like…

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On poverty & the absence of hope

Poverty creates an absence of hope.  It breeds instability, insecurity and uncertainty.  Poverty does not know of a future.  Poverty is the antithesis of “entitlement”.  It means never feeling entitled to anything.  It means relying on others to tell…

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Jay Smooth's Video Response to the Don Lemon Rant

Don Lemon’s ‘Fix’ for Black Communities Last week, many were shocked by Don Lemon’s rant about sagging pants, littering and unwed parents.  On CNN, he gave what seemed like a five point plan for fixing black communities.  Even more…

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New Year, New View: Beyond Self-Doubt

Moving Beyond Self-Doubt So, I wrote here a couple of weeks ago about how I have some new resolutions for this year.  Mostly, I want to start back up in college, but I also want to bring order back…

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Celebrate Labor Rights Activism on Labor Day

Celebrate Labor Rights Activism on Labor Day Know your history. ♥ Women and minorities have always had to fight for jobs. Today is no different…we are still fighting. Please honor them this Labor Day by studying our history, visiting…

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Gutting Welfare Reform?

Gutting Welfare Reform? This is sad. I actually think that flexibility in the work requirements can do a lot of good when applied correctly. For one, it gives many more individuals in poverty the opportunity to attend college and…

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Activism & Parenting: Don’t They Belong Together?

Image Credit: Flickr / marygkosta   I was making my usual rounds on Facebook this week and saw an article that really caught my interest, entitled, Occupy Your Kid: One Child’s Lesson in Activism and Humanity.  The article, from Sandra…

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Activism & Parenting: Don't They Belong Together?

Image Credit: Flickr / marygkosta   I was making my usual rounds on Facebook this week and saw an article that really caught my interest, entitled, Occupy Your Kid: One Child’s Lesson in Activism and Humanity.  The article, from Sandra…

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South Dakota Removes Indian Children {Multicultural Familia}

Image Credit: John Poole/NPR    South Dakota is forcibly removing Indian children from their homes, and in many cases, there is no cause to warrant the removal.  What’s worse, they haven’t been honoring the Indian Child Welfare Act and are relocating Indian children…

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Un niño lustrabotas en Bolivia {Spanish Friday}

Crédito de foto: Flickr / César Angel. Zaragoza   Me encontré esta imagen mientras búsquedando fotos para el blog. La pobreza es un sistema tan horrendo. ¿Qué podemos hacer para ayudar a este niño? Para ayudar a los niños como él? Lea la historia sobre los niños trabajadores (escrito por César Angel…

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Wordless Wednesday: Why Occupy?

  Why occupy? To end the corruption of democracy. To end the control that corporate dollars hold. To bring power to the people. To ensure our voices are heard. To put ethics first. For freedom.     Chantilly PatiñoHola!  I’m Chantilly…

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EDÚCATE: Navigating the College Admissions Process

  I started college late.  If you want to know the truth, I was 23 when I finally attempted my formal education and I needed tons of encouragement to even put a foot into that admissions office.  It wasn’t…

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Virtual Volunteering

Being a parent is one of those experiences that makes us more aware of the injustice in the world.  Issues like racial prejudice, poverty and abuse can hit us even harder when were confronted with the face of an innocent…

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