The world does not aid Africa – Africa aids the world!

Source: RisingAfrica.org Foreign developed nations often wax lyrical about their generous donations of aid to Africa. But a coalition of UK and African researchers has released research findings that illustrate how the continent actually loses over six times the amount it receives in aid. As we often watch wealthy countries heap on themselves and each other generous portions of praise … Read more The world does not aid Africa – Africa aids the world!

The Crime of Living Without a Home in Los Angeles

Source: Firstlook.org By Charles Davis A year ago he slept in his own apartment, but today Charles Jackson sleeps under a bridge bordering Silver Lake, one of the more fashionable neighborhoods in Los Angeles. A few dozen strangers share the encampment; some become neighbors, while others come and go. Jackson wants to get off the streets, but as many of … Read more The Crime of Living Without a Home in Los Angeles

How Section 8 became a ‘racial slur’

Source: Washington Post By Emily Badger Coded language, by definition, conveys much saying very little. And so those words allegedly uttered in McKinney, Tex., before a confrontation between police and black teens — “Go back to your Section 8 home” — evoked a particular and vivid set of assumptions. The words were offensive because of what we think they meant in … Read more How Section 8 became a ‘racial slur’