Articles Tagged with poverty

Bill O’Reilly Blasts New York Times’ Charles Blow For False Accusations

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Bill O’Reilly never likes when he is misquoted and he didn’t hold back Thursday evening on his show when talking about New York Times reporter Charles Blow, who wrote about O’Reilly’s alleged hatred towards poverty-stricken individuals. “Charles Blow, who writes for the New York Times, put forth another deceptive column about the incident. Using out-of-context… Read more »

Father Of Two Who Steals Food Because Of Hunger Let Off By Judge

Food Display, Photo By SEan Gallup/Getty Images

Paul Barker, 39, and wife Kerry Barker, 29, were spotted on camera looking through groceries at the back of a Tesco store. The food was out-of-date and destined to be thrown out. The couple is down on their luck. Sadly, they indicated that they have no money to look after themselves or their kids. The… Read more »

President Obama Tears Fox News A New One For Stereotyping The Poor

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It would be fair to say that President Barack Obama is no fan of the Fox News network. President Obama was speaking during a panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University when he took his latest swipe at the right wing Fox News network. USA Today reports that on this occasion Obama criticized Fox News… Read more »

Warren Buffett: Poverty Is The ‘American Nightmare’

Though he acknowledges that the American dream has been very real for many people in his lifetime, Buffett asserts that poverty remains a defining issue in the country.

American billionaire Warren Buffett has spoken out about the effects of income inequality, describing poverty as an “American Nightmare” that he believes should be a part of the debates leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Buffett, one of the wealthiest people in the world, addressed the topic while speaking to PBS Newshour. Acknowledging that… Read more »

Could Gwyneth Paltrow Really Survive On Food Stamps?

Gwyneth Paltrow, wearing TOM FORD, attends the Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on February 20, 2015.

It’s one of the many ongoing debates between the wealthy and the poverty-stricken and now Gwyneth Paltrow is jumping into the mix by taking the NYC Food Bank challenge. The challenge in which Ms. Paltrow is participating was started by the NYC food banks in response to a recent cut in food stamps, the second… Read more »

American Education System Hindered By High Social Stress, Study Says

American education system stress

Despite a middling reputation among developed nations for America’s public school system, its universities take an impressive 10 of the top 15 slots of QS‘ World’s Best Universities ranking, rounding out the number one slot with MIT. Still, America’s public education system has a lot to learn from the world’s other most developed studies, according… Read more »

Are Public School Uniform Policies Discriminatory And Racist, Some North Carolina Parents Think So

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Parents in Guilford County, North Carolina, are taking a stand against school uniform policies, stating the program is discriminatory. They said requiring uniforms is a discriminatory practice allowed primarily at schools with large populations of minority students from low-income families. In Guildford County, each individual school is responsible for determining a school’s dress code. According… Read more »

Daytona Beach Couple Fined For Feeding Homeless

Chico and Debbie Jimenez

A Daytona Beach, Florida couple unexpectedly found themselves on the right side of morality, but the wrong side of the law last week. Their crime: feeding the homeless. Chico and Debbie Jimenez have spent more than a year working to distribute food to the needy through their Christian outreach group, Spreading the Word Without Saying… Read more »

Paul Ryan Blasted For Racially Charged Attack On ‘Inner City’ Men

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice-presidential candidate who remains a congressman from Wisconsin, went on a conservative radio program Wednesday morning to launch an attack on the work ethic and “culture” of what he called “inner city” men. He was immediately hit with criticism charging that his comments were intended as as a derogatory stereotype… Read more »

Republicans Think Poor People Don’t Work Hard Enough, Poll Says

Republicans say poor don't work hard

Most Republicans believe that if you are poor, it’s your own fault. Your poverty is the result of your own “lack of effort.” At the same time, most Republicans think that rich people got that way because they “worked harder than others.” Those results come from a new survey about income inequality conducted by the… Read more »

Bono Capitalism Statement, African Aid Actions Criticized By Socialists

Bono Capitalism Statement, African Aid Actions Criticized By Socialists

Bono’s capitalism statement sent socialists into a tizzy recently. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Bono’s capitalism remarks actually took place last year during a F.ounders tech conference in Dublin: “Aid is just a stop-gap. Commerce [and] entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid. In dealing with poverty here and around the… Read more »

Mass Grave in Washington DC Contains Over One Million Bones

A mass grave in Washington DC contains over one million bones

The National Mall in Washington DC recently became the home of a mass grave that contained more than one million bones. While these particular bones may not be real – made from clay and papier-mâché – they still represent a very real issue happening across the world. Set up as a “visible petition”, the bones are meant… Read more »

Bono Rallies Legends And Newcomers To Protest Poverty [VIDEO]

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U2’s lead singer Bono, is recruiting some big guns to protest poverty in anticipation of next week’s upcoming G-8 Summit taking place in Northern Island. There are also some non -veterans joining the cause including ballad singer Ed Sheeran and Macklemore. Bono heads his charity organization ONE which takes up social causes all over the… Read more »