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Katherine Ray Johnson Obituary

Katherine Ray Johnson Obituary


The White House Website

The White House Website


In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another

It is not just symptoms like sleeplessness or flashbacks, but an injury to their sense of self.


U.S. Base Seen as Monument to Futility as Afghans Watch Kunduz Fall

"Some of the best meetings I ever had with farmers was when you sit down under a shade tree and just talk with them. No agenda, just sit and talk. And you can't do that here."


Feel The Bern

Where does Bernie Sanders stand on the issues?


Legion of Tech Volunteers Lead a Charge for Bernie Sanders

Legion of Tech Volunteers Lead a Charge for Bernie Sanders


Perils of Globalization

Perils of Globalization When Factories Close and Towns Struggle

GALESBURG, Ill. - Even in this city of abandoned factories, it is possible to see some of the benefits the United States reaps from increased foreign trade: At the rail yard, where boxcars of bargain-price Asian goods are routed to American consumers; at the nearby slaughterhouse, where pigs are packaged for the global market; and at Knox College, where almost 10 percent of the students now come from foreign countries.

It is also hard to miss the enduring costs. In 2004, Maytag shut down the refrigerator factory that for decades was Galesburg's largest employer and moved much of the work to Mexico.


Househouse Goods Recycling of Massachusetts

Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts (HGRM) is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Acton, MA that provides household goods, free of charge, to people in need. We accept donations of gently used household items that will help people make a home. Over 500 volunteers receive, sort and distribute items to individuals and families from 130 communities in eastern Massachusetts. As an organization staffed by volunteers, we depend on the generosity of community members for goods, time and financial support. Please consider supporting us so that we can continue to achieve our mission.


Maine has found a stunning way to keep the poor in poverty

A savings account can be a powerful thing, especially for someone struggling to make ends meet. A little extra money on the side-even the tiniest of sums-can be a life-preserving cushion in the case of an unexpected injury, illness, or sudden unemployment. Building a financial base can also be a ticket out of poverty for families long relegated to economic hardship.


NewLife Home Refurnishing

NewLife Home Refurnishing is a Medfield, MA not-for-profit organization with a warehouse in Walpole, MA serving the surrounding communities. As a furniture bank, we collect gently used furniture, that is then made available to individuals and families in need. We are members of the National Furniture Bank Association of North America (www.fbana.org)


WPXI News
 

Gisele Fetterman never worked in retail but you'd never know from the way she runs The Free Store in Braddock.

"So these are our store rules: Be kind. Take only what you need, and pay it forward," she explained.


Tim Legros - Free Art
 

Free Art Series: To Make People Happy - Tim Legros Blog


Pathways out of Poverty

Aspects of the program include enrolling "harder-to-employ" individuals, and "soft skills" training.

Pathways Out of Poverty (POP) is a national workforce development program that was established on August 14, 2009 by the Obama administration, and funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.


Mott Foundation

Their program is organized into four grant making areas: Improving Community Education, Expanding Economic Opportunity, Building Organized Communities, and Special Initiatives.


Chaplains on the Way
 

A Ministry of Presence: At the heart of spiritual care with poor and homeless adults, particularly with those who are both homeless and living with mental illness, is a ministry of presence. This ministry of presence may be offered on the street, in shelters, in hospitals, in jails, in prisons, and at programs such as day shelters - wherever poor and homeless people are found.


Househouse Goods Recycling of Massachusetts

Help us furnish a family's future. You provide the gently-used furniture and household goods, we design and install functional and welcoming home interiors for moms & kids coming out of the shelters or escaping domestic abuse. Simple, but life-changing.


Frank the Welder - Bicycle Fabrication

How much do you want to know? I couldn't throw a ball or run very fast when I was a kid but there was something about wheels I couldn't resist. I loved to ride and figured the the only thing better was challenging friends and other like-minded individuals.


No Longer Empty

No Longer Empty's mission is to widen and deepen the public engagement with contemporary art, to promote the work of experimental and socially-conscious artists, and to build resilience in communities through art. We do so by presenting professionally curated, site specific, public art exhibitions in the heart of communities.


PBS News Hour
 

What quality of life can workers earning nation's highest minimum wage afford?

GWEN IFILL: The battle over the minimum wage heated up across the country today, as fast-food workers in several cities launched a one-day strike.


New York Times - The Upshot

Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say

Some newly minted college graduates struggle to find work. Others accept jobs for which they feel overqualified. Student debt, meanwhile, has topped $1 trillion.


Spinning Songs in the Key of Nostalgia

Spinning Songs in the Key of Nostalgia


Carrier Workers See Costs, Not Benefits, of Global Trade

Carrier Workers See Costs, Not Benefits, of Global Trade


In Louisiana, the Poor Lack Legal Defense

In Louisiana, the Poor Lack Legal Defense


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