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sharon-cathcart's picture
Dec.28.2009
I recently learned that the average EBT (food stamp) benefit in the US is $21/week per person. That's $1/meal. I have also recently read several mean-spirited comments on newspaper articles concerning people receiving groceries from food banks and about levels of obesity among the...
catherine-nagle's picture
Nov.29.2009
Precious Love When she appeared in Medugorje in the 1990s, in one of the letters that Mary, the Blessed Mother, dictated, she said she cried for our children because those in middle- and upper-incomes families were more in need of love and care than those in poorer families, even if the poor...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Nov.24.2009
The local news was replete today with images of First Lady Michelle Obama in the elegant, strapless designer gown she wore for this White House's first state dinner. Don't get me wrong, I like to look at gowns by Naeem Khan as much as anyone, but as we edge closer to that holiday most often...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Nov.23.2009
I wrote this essay some years back but since it’s timely once more, here it is with a little tweaking… Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Andrew—-   ****  “Thanks-giving,” said Mr. K., my seventh grade English teacher. “Repeat after me: Thanksgiving.” “Ssshthanks give in,” I repeated, but the word...
jitu-rajgor's picture
Nov.18.2009
    I stop my Suzuki at cross roads.She rushes to rear window with hope.Little child, partially dozed with drugs is with her.Her eyes searches interiors of car.My daughter looks at cute and rather healthy child in her hands.She fumbles for some coins in her purse,give her some and closes the...
mark-biskeborn's picture
Nov.14.2009
For more than the last four decades Mexicans have been risking their lives to migrate in larger numbers every year into the United States, escaping life below the poverty level and seeking better pay. Why has Mexico failed to develop its own people? On September 23, 2009, according to the Los...
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Nov.04.2009
  I left France and went in the Republic of the Congo, when I was a kid. When I came in the Congo, I felt something was different from my native country, France like the climate, the way of life and joy that I saw in people, the music and the cuisine. There were certain things that I didn’t...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.29.2009
  Hugo opens Part Three with a depiction of a street urchin: known simply as le gamin. Such children were turned out to live in the streets because of abject poverty or, as in the case of the Thénardiers and their son Gavroche, the families simply didn’t want them. There, in the streets, these...
raymond-mallette's picture
Oct.03.2009
     The year was 1985. The month was May. I was 22 years old. An Army Intelligence soldier on leave from Okinawa, Japan, I was in the Philippines for my 4th time in three years. Had I known the impact this trip would have on me, I may never have gone, fearing the emotions I would have to endure...
shaila-abdullah's picture
Sep.25.2009
According to the World Bank, the current global crisis has pushed 90 million people into poverty and is slated to have a disastrous impact on health and education projects in the developing world unless the rich nations begin aiding the poor. Please do your part in alleviating global poverty...