‘This can’t be how I go down:’ Manhattan woman’s homeless battle with encampment sweeps ends in massive stroke | amNewYork

Homeless Manhattanite Sinthia Vee has been left disabled after suffering a stroke that she believes was brought about by treatment at the hands of officials during and after recent homeless encampment sweeps.“This can’t be how I go down; I have been through so much in my life,” Vee told amNewYork…

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Black-owned grocery opens to serve small Delta town – Mississippi Today

WEBB — Marquitrice Mangham didn’t just want to create the grocery store her hometown desperately needed. She wanted to bolster the Delta’s long-struggling food system. Enter Farmacy Marketplace: A neighborhood grocer that isn’t just the first store in decades to offer Webb shoppers fresh meat and produce, but also a steady…

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What It’s Like to Lose Water in Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson Mississippi

Mississippi is the Blackest state in the Union, with a population that is 37.8 percent African American. Jackson is no different; 82 percent of the city’s population is Black. The neglect of the city’s water supply is part of a much longer, older story of the state government’s abandonment of…

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Opinion | An Open Letter to Bill Gates on Food, Farming, and Africa | Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch

There is no shortage of practical solutions and innovations by African farmers and organizations. We invite you to step back and learn from those on the ground. At the same time, we invite high profile news outlets to be more cautious about lending credibility to one wealthy white man’s flawed…

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‘Horrendous’: Company accused of employing dozens of children in slaughterhouses – Raw Story

One child interviewed by DOL investigators reported that they worked for PSSI starting when they were 13, cleaning machinery on the “kill floor” at one of the plants. The 14-year-old worked more than 18 hours per week during overnight shifts, and suffered a burn injury from the cleaning chemicals they…

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Breaking the Cycle? Intergenerational Effects of an Anti-Poverty Program in Early Childhood | Andrew Bar and Chloe R. Gibbs | Head Start Intergen_1_31_2022.pdf

Despite substantial evidence that resources and outcomes are transmitted across generations, there has been limited inquiry into the extent to which anti-poverty programs actually disrupt the cycle of bad outcomes. We leverage the rollout of the United States’ largest early child-hood program, Head Start, to estimate the effect of early…

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FDA Encourages Importation of Safe Infant Formula and Other Flexibilities to Further Increase Availability | FDA

The U.S. normally produces 98% of the infant formula it consumes, with the primary source of imports coming from trading partners in Mexico, Ireland and the Netherlands. However, given the production and distribution issues that have led to reduced supplies of infant formula in some parts of the country, the…

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America is facing a diaper crisis, and the anti-abortion movement may not be helping

In 2019, Heartbeat International, an AAC giant, claimed to have provided 1.85 million individuals with free baby supplies, including more than 2 million baby clothing outfits, more than 19,000 strollers, and more than 1.2 million packs of diapers. However, data from Equity Forward, an accountability organization that produces investigative research…

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Landmark Law for Fast-Food Workers Passes on Labor Day | KQED

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed a nation-leading measure giving more than a half million fast-food workers more power and protections, despite the objections of restaurant owners who warned it would drive up consumers’ costs.California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Improve Conditions for Fast-Food Workers’We Made History’: Bill Gives Fast-Food Workers…

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UH Task Force Detects Fuel In Navy Water After It Was Deemed Safe – Honolulu Civil Beat

Samples taken from the Navy water system tested positive for jet fuel after the military and the state health department declared it was safe to drink, according to testing by University of Hawaii researchers.The findings – contradicting the stance of the Navy and the Hawaii Department of Health, which have…

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