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Growing out of poverty

A little over 50 years ago, Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty when the national poverty rate was 19 percent; some $5 trillion later, it’s 16 percent today. Isn’t it time to think differently about how to prosecute that war? From: The Philadelphia Citizen […]

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An interview with Nijmie Dzurinko on WURD Radio 👂🏽

From WURD Radio: Nijmie Dzurinko of the Poor People’s Campaign of PA talks to WURD Radio about why she and others are organizing a national revival of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 1968 call for economic justice—and why she believes the movement must be led by those who earn the least.
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Filling the Space Between Philadelphia and Puerto Rico

It’s an unexpected message from a woman who has dedicated her life to helping the Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia. But Hurricane Maria and the subequent flood of evacuees to Pennsylvania further exacerbated a problem that has long plagued impoverished Puerto Ricans. There are not enough resources to go around. […]