Results tagged with 'poverty'
Published Sept. 17, 2017
Kevin Powell, a well-known activist and author who grew up in the `70s and `80s in "horrific" poverty, relayed his story last week during the Social Development Commission's Summit on Poverty, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Reports.
Published Feb. 22, 2017
The mission of the Milwaukee Christian Center, which has existed for 95 years on Milwaukee's South Side, is to improve struggling communities by helping to lift people out of poverty, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Published July 31, 2016
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports signs have been appearing in the windows of businesses throughout the city, advising patrons not to give money to panhandlers, as a part of the "Keep the Change" initiative adopted by the Common Council.
Published March 14, 2016
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond recently spoke at Boswell Books about his new book, "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City," and the effects of eviction in cities like Milwaukee.
Published Feb. 2, 2016
Harvard's Matthew Desmond got his doctorate at UW-Madison and has used Milwaukee as a laboratory for his groundbreaking work on poverty and the relationship to eviction from homes for poor people.
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Over the past decade I have felt more Scrooge/Grinch than Cindy Loo Who or Tiny Tim. I used to love Christmas even though underneath the fake tree was empty most years. As a poor family we didn't have much. My mom did manage to buy gifts for us but my father's holiday spirit was misguided. He...
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