Tag Archives: Poverty

Pope Francis is escorted by President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters upon arrival to the U.S. from Cuba on Sept. 22, 2015. Photo: Getty Images.

Pope Francis Visits Homeless in D.C.

Courtesy of NPR and news reports   Pope Francis, fresh from a historic speech before a joint meeting of Congress, had lunch with homeless and low-income people at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. on Sept. [...]
Affordable housing complex in Oakland.

OP-ED: We Must Build Pathways Out of Poverty

By Congresswoman Barbara Lee   An article in the recent Post Newspaper, “Oakland is Losing Its Racial, Age and Economic Diversity,” highlights the growing crisis of income inequality in our communities and our country.

Second Baptist Church Holds Food Giveaway

As national poverty levels increase, more families are taking advantage of local food banks and giveaways year-round and especially during the holiday season. “We know that our community is hurting, and we believe that those [...]
Senator Boxer speaking at La Clinica in Oakland on Monday, August 5th. Photo taken by Redell Frazier

POST TV: Senator Boxer Talks Affordable Care Act, Voting Rights Amendments

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) made a visit to La Clínica de La Raza health center in Oakland this week advocating for the Affordable Care Act and educating the community on how this health reform will [...]