Tag Archives: poverty

  • Scary: Nearly Half of African American Families Have No Savings … At All!

    Apr 2, 15 by Brainuser1 Leave a comment


    *Can you, as an African American with little to no emergency savings on hand, recall when it was that you realized you were in trouble? There is no blame pointed at the parents who didn’t sit us down and talk to us about money. Hell, they were busy trying to handle their own day-to-day; keeping […]

  • Viola & JLo Show Support for Hunger & Poverty Programs

    Oct 12, 14 by EurPublisher 1 Comment


      *Because of her immense talent and confident attitude, it’s easy to dismiss any thoughts of actress Viola Davis growing up poor and hungry. Well, this past Friday (10-10-14), Davis, 49, bared her soul about her struggles with poverty early in life at Variety’s Power of Women event. “Although my childhood was filled with many […]

  • The Black Hat: (Single vs. Married) Which Type of Mother Deserves More Credit?

    Jul 22, 14 by Cory Alexander Haywood 3 Comments


    *In the wee hours of the morning, there’s nothing more distinct than the sound of an infant crying. During these moments, married moms occasionally stay in bed while their husbands change diapers, sing lullabies and heat bottles of milk. Single mothers often don’t have this luxury. In most cases, they’re the sole providers for their offspring and […]

  • The Black Hat: You Know You’re Broke When…

    Jun 10, 14 by Cory A. Haywood 3 Comments


    *African Americans make up a significant portion of the unemployed. It’s a good thing black folk have been broke since forever. Not sure you fit this category? consider the following: (Ahem) if you buy church shoes from Ross or Marshalls on Easter weekend and return them first thing Monday morning, you’re broke. Speaking of shoes, it’s summertime: if […]

  • New Report Says Richest 85 People Own As Much Wealth As Poorest 3.5 Billion

    Jan 22, 14 by Brainuser1 Leave a comment


    *Remember the saying, “The rich get richer while the poor get…” Yeah, that one. Well, in a recent report on income inequality and which countries around the globe do the least to improve same, the United States reigns supreme. At 26%, the U.S.– out of the 22 countries surveyed — is said to do the […]

  • Suburban Poverty Rising Higher than in Urban Areas

    May 21, 13 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *At one time, the suburbs represented a comfy living away from the hustle and bustle of the city that suggested the suburbanites had substantial resources to separate them from others. Now…not so much. According to the Huffington Post, the middle class has taken such a blow in this economy that the suburbs is no longer […]