Tag: #poverty

BLM: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT

Since the death of Mike Brown in Missouri, the Black Lives Matter movement went from a saying to an actual political push. Now, with an opportunity to make a real change in the community, where can we take this from here? Because there are… Continue Reading “BLM: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT”

HARNESSING POTENTIAL: HOW TO UTILIZE THE MINDS OF POOR COMMUNITIES

“A dream deferred.” the ghetto America’s inner cities have long been known for crime and poverty. But they were not always like that in this country. At one point in time the neighborhoods were communities where even gangs weren’t the vigilant criminal element they… Continue Reading “HARNESSING POTENTIAL: HOW TO UTILIZE THE MINDS OF POOR COMMUNITIES”

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY: IS IT TIME TO REMOVE THEM FROM THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE

“Should they stay or should they go?” the PJ’s During the 1960’s, the housing act was enacted, and the mass development of public housing projects were built throughout the country. Countless families were placed into these developments where they would spend the next decades… Continue Reading “THE HOUSING AUTHORITY: IS IT TIME TO REMOVE THEM FROM THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE”

BROKE MAN’S MENTALITY: WHY PEOPLE COMING FROM POOR COMMUNITIES STAY POOR

“How do you know, if you don’t know?” urban economics When you look at the landscape of the United States and the way the economics is broken down, you can’t help but to acknowledge the poverty of America. We have so much wealth and… Continue Reading “BROKE MAN’S MENTALITY: WHY PEOPLE COMING FROM POOR COMMUNITIES STAY POOR”

UTILIZING LAND: PAYING UNUSED LAND OWNERS IN POOR COUNTRIES TO GROW CROP

“We feed more for less, and build a nation in the process.” The Working Poor We are living in a modern civilization, yet we still have so many nations around the world that are underdeveloped. These are countries where populations still live like people… Continue Reading “UTILIZING LAND: PAYING UNUSED LAND OWNERS IN POOR COUNTRIES TO GROW CROP”

FIGHTING THE WRONG FIGHT: DO WE AS BLACK PEOPLE PROTEST THE WRONG EFFORTS

“What should we really stand up for?” Since the NFL players have stood together in solidarity over not only police brutality, but President Trumps choice of words, it has me thinking about what we really should be protesting. Police brutality effects the Black community,… Continue Reading “FIGHTING THE WRONG FIGHT: DO WE AS BLACK PEOPLE PROTEST THE WRONG EFFORTS”

INNER CITY GOLD: WHY INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY IS WORTH THE DOLLAR

“Making out or make it out of something.” Growing up in the inner city, you have these goals of what most would say, “Making it out the hood.” But have you ever stopped to think to make the hood out of something good? And… Continue Reading “INNER CITY GOLD: WHY INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY IS WORTH THE DOLLAR”

ONE BAD DAY AWAY: HOW LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK IS BIGGER THAN JUST MONEY

“Pay check Friday, gone by Saturday, back broke by Monday.” For me growing up in a household with a working poor mother, it was tough watching her struggle. One sick day, one missed pay period, and we could have been one of those families… Continue Reading “ONE BAD DAY AWAY: HOW LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK IS BIGGER THAN JUST MONEY”

THE KNOW: HOW POVERTY IS MORE OF A MIND FRAME THAN MONEY

“Getting out, does not guarantee you’ll stay out.” As a young man, I grew up under the poverty level here in the United States. Now, if you would have told me that at a young age, I would not have believed you. But once… Continue Reading “THE KNOW: HOW POVERTY IS MORE OF A MIND FRAME THAN MONEY”

GENTRIFICATION: WHAT’S TO HAPPEN OF THOSE MOVING OUT

“Where do the new residents go?” As a New York City resident, I have been seeing the moves made by those in real estate to gentrify properties throughout the city. More so in low income areas of the city. The buildings are renovated and… Continue Reading “GENTRIFICATION: WHAT’S TO HAPPEN OF THOSE MOVING OUT”