Post Tagged with: "poverty"

Maria Rijo and their children walking back home in the Bronx. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Panels Propose Solutions Against Poverty

Food, New York, Social Services October 1, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Affordable housing and minimum wage are part of the recommendations made by several experts seeking to combat poverty, El Diario reports.

(Photo via SAYA)

Poverty, Cultural Barriers Haunt Desi Youth

Demographics, Immigration, South Asian, Youth January 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm

A new study paints a grim picture of the plight of South Asian youth in New York City, with many living below poverty line and struggling against cultural barriers at home, reports Desi Talk.

Giving Voice to What #PovertyIs

Giving Voice to What #PovertyIs

Food, Health November 26, 2013 at 4:35 pm

The NYCity News Service and NBC News ask people to complete the phrase, “Poverty is…” and collect their responses through video and social media.

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Ethnic Menus, Feeding the Needy Mark Thanksgiving

Featured Posts, Food, Traditions November 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

An ethnic press roundup shows the many ways Thanksgiving is being observed across the NY area.

Hunger Grows in a SNAP

Hunger Grows in a SNAP

New York, Social Services November 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Food banks face troubles ahead in the wake of cuts to federal food stamps programs.

A Tale of Two Brooklyns: Borough Home to 5 of City’s Poorest Nabes, 2 of Richest

A Tale of Two Brooklyns: Borough Home to 5 of City’s Poorest Nabes, 2 of Richest

Brooklyn, Economy, Revson Covering NYC October 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

According to a new report, wealth in New York City is geographically concentrated, but the poverty’s dispersed. And no place is that displayed better than in Bill de Blasio’s home borough of Brooklyn.

Disgraced former head of the Met Council, William Rapfogel (Photo from Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Opinion: Met Council CEO’s Fall Made Worse by Rising Poverty Levels

Crime, Opinion September 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm

In light of charges against William Rapfogel, the former CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, an editorial from The Jewish Daily Forward laments that his actions come at “particularly dire moment.”

(Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Cuts to Food Benefits Could ‘SNAP’ New Yorkers

Food, Government, In the News, Latino, Social Services June 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, would devastate the city’s poorest families, 19 percent of whom are Latino. Some of them speak to El Diario-La Prensa about their already draining situation

(Photo by Claudio Papapietro via Jewish Daily Forward)

Jewish Poverty Doubles in 12 Years

A survey has found that 20 percent of the New York area Jewish community lives in poor households, reports the Jewish Daily Forward, with senior citizens, children, and those from the former Soviet Union or Hasidic being the most vulnerable.

The cover of "Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011," a survey of nearly 6,000 of the New York area's Jewish community.

As Orthodox and Secular Jews Increase, Where is the Jewish ‘Center’?

Demographics, Politics, Religion June 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Jewish publications had plenty to say about a recent study which found that New York’s Jewish population has shifted to become both more Orthodox and more secular — as well as more interracial and, in some sectors, poorer. A lively discussion ensued about whether or not these shifts signal a trend toward the political right.

María Pichardo said she would like an increase in the minimum wage so she can send her son, Jhojandy, to a better school. (Photo by Jose Acosta/El Diario)

For a Bronx Single Mother, Minimum Wage Debate is More Than Just Politics

In the News, Labor, Politics May 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

With a bill to increase the minimum wage stalled in the state legislature, one single mother in the Bronx told El Diario La Prensa about her struggles to make ends meet.

Volunteers pack up food packages at a popup Passover food pantry in Brooklyn (Photo by Claudio Papapietro)

Amid Passover Celebrations, Some Jewish Brooklynites Struggle

Economy, Food April 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Passover, which celebrates a delivery from suffering and slavery, is a festival of feasting and reflection. But for many Jewish Brooklynites, this is not a time of plenty, The Jewish Daily Forward reported.

Young Filipino in New York longs for home

Immigration, In the News, New York December 20, 2011 at 11:17 am

“In the Philippines, we play basketball in flip flops,” says Jasper Davis as he watches a player dunk a ball into the hoop at Columbus Park in Chinatown, Manhattan. Davis, 21, who came to America when he was 17, looks for just about anything that can remind him of hisRead More

"If I Were a Poor Black Kid" by Forbes Contributor Gene Marks gets heated responses.

Outrage over Forbes race column

Education, Featured Posts, Opinion, Politics December 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Columnists respond angrily to Gene Marks controversial “If I Were a Poor Black Kid” column in Forbes magazine.

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