Tendai Maphosa recently reported that minorities in Britain have double the poverty rate as non-minorities. A new report says the poverty rate for Britain’s minority ethnic groups stands at 40 percent, double the 20 percent found among white British people. The report says minority ethnic groups are also being overlooked for jobs and are being […]

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The Associated Press recently released an article that points out an increase in educated poor. I include an excerpt: A rise in college attendance coupled with downsizing, outsourcing and a shortage of high-paying jobs is bolstering the ranks of the educated poor – people with college degrees who don’t earn above the national poverty line, […]

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Plenglish.com recently reported on an increase in poverty in the United States. I include an excerpt: A study by the NGO, The Center for American Progress (CAP), revealed a significant increase of poverty in the United States, affecting one out of every eight persons. The institution reported that 37 million persons in the US live […]

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Thehimalayantimes.com reports that the “American Idol” special raised over $30 million for charity: Television singing talent show “American Idol” proved its clout as a US cultural phenomenon on Wednesday by raising more than $30 million for young people in Africa and the United States. A two-hour show filled with inspirational songs, movie, television and music […]

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The Associated Press reported on Bloomberg studying poverty reduction for NYC. I include an excerpt: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pilot program to help New Yorkers break the cycle of poverty is modeled after a well-regarded Mexican initiative. Bloomberg was in Mexico on Tuesday studying the program for tips he might adopt back home. […]

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Idol Gives Back

24 April 2007

I like the way E.J. Dionne portrays American Idol’s two-night special “Idol Gives Back” which starts tonight. I include an excerpt: Do you find it obnoxious when super-rich people in the music industry come forward to preen about their exquisitely sensitive social consciences? Is there something worse than a multimillion-dollar televised entertainment operation patting itself […]

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