“Every day at my job I helped people just barely survive” on Metafilter and Hacker News

codacorolla, a librarian, posted his thoughts to a Metafilter conversation about Califaornia cuts to library funding and spurs a terrific thread at Hacker News. Read his entire comment and check out the conversation: “The digital divide isn’t just access, but also ability, and quality of information, and the common dignity of having equity of participation […]

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The 99 Percent: a blog to follow

Tumblr and WordPress hosted blogs are home to an always ever growing source of inspiration. Check out “We are the 99 Percent”, hand written stories of struggle, fear, and hope. Related: Metafilter: “We are the 99 percent.” Washington Post: “‘Occupy Wall Street’ only growing stronger” New York Times: “Protests Stir Up Voices on the Web”

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America’s homeless generation

60 Minutes recently ran a segment revealing the stories of children in America who are fighting to survive homelessness. It is a must watch. A painful watch. 60 Minutes: Homeless children: the hard times generation Be sure to check out the followup on how the report was produced: The hidden America

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Must reading about Kensington at Philly.com

The Inquirer recently wrapped up a series about the struggles faced in Kensington and Philadelphia’s First Congressional District – the 2nd hungriest in the nation: “Hunger in the First”: Alfred Lubrano: “Inquirer spotlight on hunger spurs acts of generosity” Alfred Lubrano: “A struggle to make an honest living” Alfred Lubrano: “Nutritional challenges in a supermarket […]

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Philadelphia Lt. Raymond Evers: “It’s a high-risk area”

Tonight comes news of another murder in Kensington. Philadelphia Inquirer: “Police find woman’s body in Kensington”. While Center City Philadelphia is continuing a Renaissance that started in the 90s, for those living in many neighborhoods in Philly, life has not improved and in many respects, has gotten worst. Philadelphia’s challenge over the next decade is […]

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