Tag Archives: Poverty

It’s The Murders Stupid

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It’s the murders. For those who have not been paying attention Kansas City in 2017 had the second highest murder total in its history. The year ended with a higher per capita rate of murder than Chicago with 150 homicides. What is strange is the deafening quiet coming from City Hall. I guess they think …

How to Prevent Riots

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I decided to re-post this because nothing has changed and it is still relevant. In the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood where Freddie Gray lived before he died in police custody on April 12, one-half the residents are unemployed and one-third of the homes are vacant. Sixty percent of residents have less than a high school diploma, and …

Poverty is a Disease 2

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Poverty changes people. It changes mindsets, changes relationships, and changes values. There are two types of poverty in America. There is situational poverty. Someone loses a job or their income and become poor. With this newfound poverty family dynamics change. Lost is the confidence in one’s ability to provide for their families. There is fear …

Poverty is a Disease 1

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I am convinced poverty is a disease. Like all diseases it has symptoms, it has casualties, and it has treatments. Also, like all diseases it affects families and the longer you have it the harder to cure. The cure has proven difficult and elusive. Our contribution to this disease is why we cannot find a …

Who is Greater?

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My question is this, if God was all about wealth and blessing his children with wealth why did His Son come penniless? We are talking about the King of Glory, the Son of God and He had no money, He had no home, and He had no luxuries[1]. And not only that if as these …

Football Mill vs. Academic Mill

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So, the other night I was watching the Viceland channel – Rivals: The Boom Squad it was the story about an area in South Florida that has produced the most professional football players of anyplace in America. Some of the talent it has produced includes Antonio Brown, DeVonta Freeman, and Teddy Bridgewater to just name …