After criticism from 8-year-old, Tennessee lawmaker withdraws welfare bill

You don’t too often about children standing up for the rights of those who are receiving government assistance. Meet Aamira Fetuga, an 8-year-old home schooled student who hounded Tennessee Republican State Sen. Stacey Campfield for his sponsorship of a bill that would tie welfare benefits to how students performed in the classroom. Aamira on Thursday confronted […]

Tennessee lawmaker: tie welfare benefits to child’s school performance

How do you fight the war on poverty? Require those receiving government assistance to make sure their children are excelling in school, according to one Tennessee state senator. State Sen. Stacey Campfield has proposed legislation that would cut welfare benefits to parents whose children fail to make “satisfactory academic progress” in school, a move he […]

Must read: NY Times article on Sandy’s exposure of race, class divide

The New York Times has an interesting article that explores how class and race have been brought to the forefront in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The article deals with how victims, most of which are poor minorities, feel about privileged, white, upper-class New Yorkers–those same people who made gentrification a reality–are now offering their assistance. The […]

>Anti-abortion group targets black women

> Toomanyaborted.com is launching a campaign targeted towards African-American women in the metro Atlanta area. They’ve already began putting up billboards in the area, and they are planning to put up as many as 35 by Feb. 15. Just to give you all a little background about this organization: it’s collaborating with The Radiance Foundation and […]