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There is a reason President Barack Obama picked Camden, New Jersey as the city to announce a bold police initiative on Monday in an effort…

  via:christianpost     With so much of the three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate consumed by the economy, jobs, national debt, health care, terrorism, and Iran, little time was left to discuss other important topics. Here are four that they missed.   Climate Change, Pollution and the Environment   There were no […]

via: cnn.com Mississippi once again leads the nation in poverty and lags in median household income. According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday. Mississippi had a poverty rate of 22.6% in 2011, while its median household income came in at $36,919. Both were roughly the same as the year before. Read More

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    via:christianpost   A new poll by the PewResearchCenter has found that although many Americans believe rich people are smart and work hard for their money, many also believe that the rich are greedy and dishonest.  What is more, 58 percent of respondents said they believe the rich pay too little when it comes […]

Award-winning journalist Tavis Smiley and one of the nation’s leading intellectual thinkers, Dr. Cornel West recently released a new book called The Rich and the…

via: cnn.com NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Many of the people who could use a little extra money the most are missing out on a tax credit worth up to nearly $6,000. Aimed at helping the working poor, the Earned Income Tax Credit lifts millions of Americans out of poverty each year, yet one in five […]

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Think it takes a million bucks to make it into the Top 1% of American taxpayers? Think again. In 2009, it took just $343,927 to join that elite group, according to newly released statistics from the Internal Revenue Service.

Praised for his “ferocious moral vision” Cornel West wasted little time living up to his reputation as one of America’s most provocative public intellectuals. Speaking to a crowd of more than 1,000 people at Riverside City College (RCC) recently, the fiery orator took direct aim at President Barack Obama’s policies toward the poor and working […]

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              via:yahoonews   Thanks to the recession, 2009 was one of the worst years for poverty in America in more than half a century. The total number of Americans living in poverty hit 43.6 million, the highest level in 51 years and the national poverty rate rose to 14.3 […]