The 32nd annual assessment of hunger and homelessness report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors released last week found that despite the economic recovery and booming stock market, the twin problems of hunger and homelessness are increasing demand for emergency food and housing assistance across the country.
It may be difficult for the majority of Americans to understand, but having President Barack Obama and his wife speak openly about the challenges of being black in this country resonates powerfully in communities of color.
There are some things people should never do — like talk about guns and bombs when standing in a security line at any airport. Another is threatening a 9/11-style terrorist attack for the opening of any movie.
The protests, die-ins and rallies in response to the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York are the start of long-needed conversations and action toward change. Police, educators and other authorities have to see the value and humanity of all people. But The political and economic structure of this country and others worldwide have to become more equitable.
People who ask themselves five basic questions can predict from the answers their personal financial health and wealth, the Federal Bank of St. Louis notes. It’s especially important to consider asking yourself these questions now that this year is coming to a close and people can make resolutions for the New Year.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
It didn’t matter that Wednesday was International Human Rights Day or that Kathy Kelly, Georgia Walker in June were standing up for peace and against the military’s use of drones at Whiteman Air Force Base.
President Barack Obama needs to dial down drone warfare and find a way to make International Human Rights Day every day for the world and America. Until that happens, the fighting won’t let up, and even more people will think that world peace is an unattainable dream for humanity.
The Seniors Making a Difference program helps inform and assist older African-Americans so they can live better, more fruitful lives. The group, established in 2011, is committed to helping people age 62 and older in the Swope Parkway corridor live in their own homes and obtain in-home health services, if needed.