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How I Overcame a Poverty Mindset

  In my early 20’s I had one child, no job and a GED. I learned about food stamps and welfare so I applied. Then I learned about Section 8 housing assistance and applied for it. A foster care program I was in told me that because the state had custody …

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Lessons of Social Justice From Moses

No matter when your Christian journey started, most would likely agree that the story of Moses and the Israelites was one of the first Bible stories learned. It’s basic introductory literature of the faith. However, in this article I want to highlight a few lessons that your Sunday school teacher …

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The Church and It’s Responsibility to Impoverished Communities

If you haven’t had a chance to read the Rapzilla op-ed by Oklahoma based christian rapper, Kadence, I suggest you check it out. I can appreciate his expression of thoughts related to the topic of too many young African-Americans being pulled away from ‘the idea’ of Christianity by ‘pro-black, anti-white …

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The Disastrous Effects Broken Families Have on Communities (part 2)

In part one I ended with the statement, “The macro-brokenness in these communities is only indicative of the micro-brokenness inside of the homes that line their streets.” This is a fact that I know from first-hand exposure and experience, not stats or social reports. No matter what your ethnicity is, …

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Was Trump’s Pitch to African-American Voters On Point?

Donald Trump has a long track record of rubbing people the wrong way with his words. He recently made a pitch to win over black voters, “What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty…” Many people found that statement to be offensive and some felt it was condescending to …

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The Big Idea Winner: Helping End Haiti’s Food Crisis

It’s no secret that Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In fact, in January of 2015, The World Food Programme (WFP) released a campaign to raise awareness about Haiti’s hunger issues with Twitter facts. One fact stated ninety percent of farmers depend on rain for their …

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Brilliant Gumball Display May Shatter Your Perspective on Immigration

Humans have a strange relationship with numbers.  Depending on what we are attempting to apply them to, they can reach a level large enough that we begin to grapple with understanding. Often, we struggle to have a realistic perspective on topics such as the amount of immigration already taking place versus …

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Flint: Is This Still The Land Of Opportunity?

The story about dirty water in Flint, Michigan is heart-wrenching. The thought of contaminated water, brain damage and corporate corruption is saddening. Who is to blame? The crowd always looks for a fall guy, but could this be the work of one individual? Probably not! In fact it is probably …

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