Poverty

He Never Even Had A Name: The Death Of A Homeless Baby (VIDEO)

He Never Even Had A Name: The Death Of A Homeless Baby (VIDEO)

Nelson Mandela said: “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” If that is true, our society has a very dark soul. Portland, Oregon, like so many American cities, is struggling to deal with the problem of homelessness. As the winter goes on, and homeless people […]

Woman Freezes To Death When Landlord Boots Her Out For $338 Unpaid Rent (VIDEO)

Woman Freezes To Death When Landlord Boots Her Out For $338 Unpaid Rent (VIDEO)

A 52-year-old woman, Karen Lee Batts, was evicted from a senior assisted living facility for non-payment of $338.00. Batts’ family says she suffers from schizophrenia. The facility that evicted Batts was under the management of  Cascade Management, Inc. and Northwest Housing Alternatives, LLC. The housing complex was designed for people with disabilities and financially limited seniors: “The court records […]

The Uber ‘Hero’ That Wasn’t And The Child Sex Trafficking Victim (VIDEO)

The Uber ‘Hero’ That Wasn’t And The Child Sex Trafficking Victim (VIDEO)

Please note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of Liberal America or its staff.  Monday December 26, 2016, started out as an ordinary evening for Uber driver Keith Avila. He noticed something was off when he picked up a 16-year-old girl in a […]

Heartless Trump Demands Playset Be Removed From White House Grounds (VIDEO)

Heartless Trump Demands Playset Be Removed From White House Grounds (VIDEO)

In 2009 President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama painstakingly perused a plethora of choices for a play area that would be suitable, at first for their daughters Sasha and Malia, and later for children of those visiting the White House. The custom built play area became part of the White House just […]

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Debtors’ Prison For Juveniles (WATCH)

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Debtors’ Prison For Juveniles (WATCH)

Normally, the act of jailing someone for being unable to pay fines would be classified under “things that are not okay,” and “things long abandoned in the US,” but for some towns in America, the practice is creeping back into popularity. In Harpersville, Alabama, the website Common Dreams reports, Debra Shoemaker Ford was fined for driving without a […]

Minimum Wage To Be Raised In 21 States and 22 Cities In 2017 (VIDEO)

Minimum Wage To Be Raised In 21 States and 22 Cities In 2017 (VIDEO)

When adjusted for inflation, the federal minimum wage has hovered around seven dollars since the 1970’s. The cost of living, however, has not remained stagnant. In 1970, the median cost of rent was $670 a month (adjusted for inflation). Now, it’s $934. And if you’d like to go to college, you’ll probably need to take on thousands […]

Fox News Host Apologizes For Bogus Report On Food Stamp Fraud (VIDEO)

Fox News Host Apologizes For Bogus Report On Food Stamp Fraud (VIDEO)

On Friday, Fox News aired a report which alleged that food stamp fraud was at an all-time high. Host Abby Huntsman commented: “Food stamp fraud is at an all-time high…This year, it is estimated $70 million of taxpayer money was wasted on food stamp fraud.” $70 million! Wow, that’s a lot of money, and a […]

Richest 100 CEO Retirement Accounts Equal In Value To Those Of Bottom 40 Percent (VIDEO)

Richest 100 CEO Retirement Accounts Equal In Value To Those Of Bottom 40 Percent (VIDEO)

New research from the Institute of Policy Studies finds that the wealth contained in the retirement accounts of America’s 100 wealthiest CEOs is equivalent to the funds contained in the smallest 40 percent of retirement funds. These CEO accounts – totaling $4.7 billion – are also equal to retirement funds of the bottom 44 percent […]

WATCH: Tenants In Danger And Dying As Slumlords Rake In Taxpayer Dollars

WATCH: Tenants In Danger And Dying As Slumlords Rake In Taxpayer Dollars

Two infant girls were burnt to death in a South Bronx, New York apartment building used to temporarily house homeless families Wednesday when a radiator exploded. An investigation by Fire Department officials revealed unsafe conditions, prompting further scrutiny into the already controversial cluster site housing program run by New York City’s Department of Homeless Services […]

Trump’s Policy Adviser Cutting Food Stamps: ‘Nothing’s More Christian’ (VIDEO)

Trump’s Policy Adviser Cutting Food Stamps: ‘Nothing’s More Christian’ (VIDEO)

President-elect Donald Trump has a new policy adviser who is lacking in one thing: compassion. Ken Blackwell, a Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council, said that there is “nothing more Christian” than cutting food stamps for families. He wants to cut $40 billion from the SNAP program, which will cut 40 million families […]

5 Ways Trump Is A Disaster For The Poorest Americans

5 Ways Trump Is A Disaster For The Poorest Americans

President Obama was a great president for the poor. As The Atlantic notes, there were three main moves he made to reduce income inequality: The Affordable Care Act reduced the rate of uninsured Americans from 16 percent to nine percent The 2009 stimulus bill included a lot of tax benefits for poor Americans, raising their […]

Trump’s Economic Policies Likely To Cause Growth, Then Lead To A Massive Crash

Trump’s Economic Policies Likely To Cause Growth, Then Lead To A Massive Crash

Here’s what passes for conventional wisdom in the business world since Donald Trump won the election: He’s gonna be great for business because he’s a businessman. And while there may be a shred of truth in that assumption–the President-elect is indeed a businessman–some of the policies he has said he will pursue could wind up […]

The Rust Belt’s Role In Hillary Clinton’s Election Loss (VIDEO)

The Rust Belt’s Role In Hillary Clinton’s Election Loss (VIDEO)

It happened. The sum of all fears. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost, and the angry orange man who assumes most Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug dealers, who wants to ban all Muslims from entering the country, who can be heard on tape saying things about women that would make Archie Bunker blush, […]

‘Stepping Over The Dead’ And Babies: Photographer Captures SHOCKING Photos Of Migrant Boat Rescue (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

‘Stepping Over The Dead’ And Babies: Photographer Captures SHOCKING Photos Of Migrant Boat Rescue (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Three hundred years ago, wooden ships left the coast of Africa loaded with people bound for a life of slavery in the New World. Those ships represent one of the most shameful episodes in world history. The reverberations from those overcrowded slavers filled with the dead, the dying, and the terrified are still felt around the world. […]

WATCH: Controversial Ad Campaign Lures Johns To End Prostitution

WATCH: Controversial Ad Campaign Lures Johns To End Prostitution

An award winning campaign posted online advertisments picturing gorgeous women available for sex. Within just a few weeks, nearly 600 clients called to inquire about making an appointment. They were apologetically informed that the young woman they had inquired about was no longer available, she had been murdered. The use of images of these women […]

REALITY CHECK: Clinton Gives Working Parents $10K/Year Trump Only Gives $1.5K-Easy Choice (VIDEO)

REALITY CHECK: Clinton Gives Working Parents $10K/Year Trump Only Gives $1.5K-Easy Choice (VIDEO)

Throughout Trump’s campaign, his biggest demographic of supporters has been working class white people with enormous child care expenses. In a way, that’s understandable. His message is to scapegoat other races for the problems of the working class, and those who believe him buy into the notion that if Trump makes America great (i.e. white) […]

Courage House Accused Of Using Human Trafficking Victims As Bait To Make Money (TWEETS)

Courage House Accused Of Using Human Trafficking Victims As Bait To Make Money (TWEETS)

Jenny Williamson claims she works to help underage victims of human trafficking. She runs the non-profit Courage House, and she pays herself a salary of $ 115,000 for her charitable work. Williamson’s work has received recognition from the FBI, and she has been honored as a “woman of worth” by L’Oréal Of Paris. Williamson claims […]

Damn It, Alabama! 20 States Refuse To Raise Overtime Pay For Workers (VIDEO)

Damn It, Alabama! 20 States Refuse To Raise Overtime Pay For Workers (VIDEO)

Alabama, along with 20 other states, is suing the Obama administration over a rule that would extend overtime pay to over 4 million workers who could really use it. The plan is set to go into effect in December, and it will give overtime pay for people making less than $47,000 a year. The lawsuit […]

Trump Thinks 50 Percent Of Us Are Deadbeats – And No Media Mentioned It (VIDEO)

Trump Thinks 50 Percent Of Us Are Deadbeats – And No Media Mentioned It (VIDEO)

This entire election year has been a total circus. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is just a firehose of vulgar, racist, bigoted comments. He made such a huge deal out of Romney’s 47 percent gaffe in 2012, but he made his own 50 percent comment and no one has heard about it. This should’ve been all over the […]

‘A Bunch of Coyotes’ – How The US Govt. And Corporations Exploit Native Americans (VIDEO)

‘A Bunch of Coyotes’ – How The US Govt. And Corporations Exploit Native Americans (VIDEO)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) enables corporations to exploit Native American resources, according to a new investigation by reporter Stephanie Woodard. The BIA manages police departments, schools, and other services on Native American reservations. The agency is also supposed to negotiate the best deals possible for Native landowners when corporations want to cash in on reservation land […]

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