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Oct 13, 2014

Child Poverty Escalates in the United States

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One of five children in the U.S. lives in poverty, according to a new report from a children’s advocacy organization.

The report, conducted by Children’s Defense Fund, also found that one in every 10 children, or 7.1 million children, is extremely poor.

"We are in a very dangerous time right now," Dr. Marian Wright Edelman, the organization’s president and founder, told an audience of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. members at a recent legislative conference in D.C. "If [African-American women] don’t stop our children’s backward slide, no one else will."

The report — “The State of America’s Children 2014” — is produced annually by the nonprofit advocacy organization for children and families. This year’s report said that in five years, children of color in the U.S., who are disproportionately poor, will comprise the majority of all children in the U.S. These economically disadvantaged and undereducated young people will grow up to be the nation’s consumers, workforce and military, it noted.

Edelman said she is especially alarmed at the “cradle-to-prison pipeline” trend, in which growing numbers of impoverished African-American children, particularly males, become involved in the juvenile justice system and ultimately end up in adult penitentiaries.

"The prisons are full of our sons," she said. "One in three black boys born in 2000 will go to prison. Imprisonment is becoming the new American apartheid."

The report details how poverty results in hunger and homelessness among poor U.S. children. Roughly 1.2 million public school students were homeless from 2011 to 2012, 73 percent more than before the recession. More than one in nine children lacked access to adequate food in 2012, a rate 23 percent higher than before the recession.

(via homelessyouthus)

Oct 13, 2014

Losing 58.3 Pounds For Science

the-feature:

This morning was my final data collection for a randomized diet experiment I have been participating in for the last year.

Oct 11, 2014

These frogs might be evolving right in front of us

(Source: Washington Post)

Oct 10, 2014

Oct 5, 2014

solar-citrus:

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Oct 1, 2014

Sep 27, 2014

Stevie Nicks Admits Past Pregnancy With Don Henley And More About Her Wild History

the-feature:

In the ’80s, a doctor warned Stevie Nicks that if she did one more line of cocaine, she’d have a brain hemorrhage. Three decades later, she’s still here — and she has plenty of stories to tell.

Sep 27, 2014

The Myth Of Religious Violence

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The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple.

Sep 13, 2014

"An estimated 63 percent of young men between the ages of 11 and 20 who are imprisoned for homicide have killed their mothers’ batterers."

—Kimberle Crenshaw, in her article Intersectionality and Identity Politics: Learning from Violence Against Women of Color (via androphilia)

(Source: costumesandconversations, via therumpus)

Sep 13, 2014

soapdeli:

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soapdeli:

Not ready for summer to end? Make a fabulous summer essential oil aroma blend! Simply mix 5 parts jasmine absolute, 5 parts lavender essential oil, 3 parts lemon essential oil and 2 parts combava petitgrain essential oil. Then use 12 drops per ounce in your skin care products or in witch hazel for a refreshing room spray! This blend can also be used at full strength in a diffuser.

Plus during the month of September you can receive 35% off select sizes of the organic essential oils for this aroma blend recipe at Mountain Rose Herbs. Shop here for all the current monthly specials.