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Graffiti of a young boy on a Baltimore street. Photo: John Brucato/ Flickr

Graffiti on a Baltimore street. Photo: John Brucato/ Flickr

The striking power of poverty to turn young boys into jobless men Emily Badger and Christopher Ingraham Washington Post January 29, 2016

n rural Ohio, teens from Guatemala are found debeaking chickens at an egg farm while living in “horrible” conditions, the government says. Photo: ©  Ty Wright/The Washington Post

In rural Ohio, teens from Guatemala are found debeaking chickens at an egg farm while living in “horrible” conditions, the government says. Photo: ©  Ty Wright/The Washington Post

Failures in handling unaccompanied migrant minors have led to trafficking Abbie VanSickle Washington Post January 26, 2016

Thou shalt not toss food: Enlisting religious groups to fight waste Elizabeth Godoy NPR January 19, 2016

In memory of Martin Luther King
Heaven will welcome you, Dr. King
Big Maybelle
Why (The King of Love is Dead)
Nina Simone

(song in tribute, written immediately after MLK's assassination on April 4, 1968)

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, far right, highlighted his background — the son of a bartender and a maid — during the Kemp Forum in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday. Mr. Rubio also noted that Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, sitting next to him, understood the challenges of struggling Americans, with a father who delivered mail. Photo: Travis Dove/The New York Times

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, far right, highlighted his background — the son of a bartender and a maid — during the Kemp Forum in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday. Mr. Rubio also noted that Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, sitting next to him, understood the challenges of struggling Americans, with a father who delivered mail. Photo: Travis Dove/The New York Times

Republican candidates, minus Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, play nice at poverty forum Ashley Parker New York Times January 9, 2016 See also GOP policy forum: Its high notes and low notes Robert Greenstein Center for Budget and Policy Priorities January 9, 2016

Rene Morales talks on the phone with his sister Rosa Vargas, who is being detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Gilley, TX. Rosa's daughter, Junedi Mijangos, stands in the doorway. Photo: © Michael A. Schwarz/The Washington Post

Rene Morales talks on the phone with his sister Rosa Vargas, who is being detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Gilley, TX. Rosa's daughter, Junedi Mijangos, stands in the doorway. Photo: © Michael A. Schwarz/The Washington Post

Deportation raids to continue, despite outcry Pamela Constable Washington Post January 8, 2016

So, you have a minimum wage job. Now what? For many, moving beyond the first rung is the hard part. Lydia DePillis Washington Post January 1, 2015

Marcia Champion, left, and Olivia Durden, who are homeless, wait with their chidren just after 6 a.m. for the No. 55 bus that will take them to downtown Atlanta. They had just left the Calvary Refuge Center, where the checkout time is 6 a.m. Photo:  ©  Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

Marcia Champion, left, and Olivia Durden, who are homeless, wait with their chidren just after 6 a.m. for the No. 55 bus that will take them to downtown Atlanta. They had just left the Calvary Refuge Center, where the checkout time is 6 a.m. Photo:  ©  Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

A lonely road: For the poor in the Deep South’s cities, simply applying for a job exposes the barriers of a particularly pervasive and isolating form of poverty Chico Harlan Washington Post December 28, 2015

Hope House in Jennings, Mo., on Dec. 11. The house was a school building that was converted to a shelter for homeless students. Photo: © Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Posts

Hope House in Jennings, Mo., on Dec. 11. The house was a school building that was converted to a shelter for homeless students. Photo: © Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post

This superintendent has figured out how to make school work for poor kids. Jennings, Mo. schools leader added more mental health care, a food pantry and shelter for homeless kids. Emma Brown Washington Post December 20, 2015

Hundreds of miles, but only 11 grocery stores. Source: Diné Policy Institute. Map by Alex Newman/Al Jazeera America

Hundreds of miles, but only 11 grocery stores. Source: Diné Policy Institute. Map by Alex Newman/Al Jazeera America.

Navaho Nation's nutrition crisis Tristan Ahtone and Jolene Yazzie Al Jazeera December 14, 2015

Pat Kutzner in “retirement.”  (Photo circa 1999.)  She worked with the Torreon/Starlake Chaper of the Navajo Nation helping them in various projects such as a community thrift store and land reclamation. Pat shown horsing around with the then Torreon/Starlake chapter president Dave Rico (right) and Marshall Castillo.

In Memoriam: Pat Kutzner, World Hunger Education Service Founder  Lane Vanderslice World Hunger Education Service December 10, 2015

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