Low-income residents in Puerto Rico are fighting disposal of toxic coal ash in their communities. They’re also campaigning to shift from coal energy.
David Wright ponders the convergence of the living and the dead, the comfortable and the impoverished, “the residual lives /I’ve put on and cannot shed.”
A lesson in the courage to face the world as it is, and the strength to carry on.
James Mapes brings some emotional intelligence to money.
A blues man fallen on hard times finds a moment of solace in Eric Allen Yankee’s poem.
There is only the boombox that has lived longer than your neighbor’s child…
Tough decision? Nope!
R.G. Evans’s poem is a rough look at how race divides the poor.
Todd Davis writes of rural drug use, familial strife, and how teen boys support each other.
Does John Oliver’s viral commentary clip tell the whole story on Public and Charter Schools?
Privilege will continue to wreak havoc within our society until we recognize the consequences of privilege.
Lee Patton’s poem provides a stark look at southern poverty.
There are so many questions and not enough answers. Orlando is in pain.
Reflecting on the privileges of attending an Ivy League school as a student born into poverty.
For years politicians have used “moral issues” to distract, derail & divide the American public from addressing the real problems we need to face.
What is the best way to protect young people, establish and preserve strong families and communities, rise from poverty, and ensure the preservation of humanity?