Hunger in the News: Mass incarceration, drought, and child poverty

Hunger in the News

At Columbia, Attorney General Lynch addresses ‘loss of faith’ in criminal justice system,” by Catie Edmondson, The Columbia Spectator. “U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch detailed the victories—as well as the challenges ahead in repairing police relationships with communities—on Thursday morning at the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum.”

The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters,” by Neil Irwin and Quoctrung Bui, The New York Times. “For poor Americans, the place they call home can be a matter of life or death.”

This Is A Really Dumb Way To Fix Poverty,” by Zach Carter, The Huffington Post. “Poverty is what happens when people do not have enough money to live decently. It’s a difficult problem to solve if there aren’t any other people who actually do have enough money to live well. Fortunately, we live in an era in which there are many rich people who control extraordinary wealth, which makes solving the poverty problem much less complicated for us. We can take money from people who have too much and give it to people who do not have enough.”

New Mexico’s Truth: Stunning Vistas And Child Poverty?” by Megan Kamerick, NPR. “New Mexico offers stunning ski slopes, high desert vistas and cultural sites, all sights you’ll see in the state’s tourism campaign called ‘New Mexico True.’ But the state also has the highest child poverty rate in the nation — a truth that an advocacy group highlighted with its parody campaign, ‘New Mexico Truth.’”

America’s prisons: Working to change mass incarceration and the racism behind it,” by Dawn Araujo-Hawkins, The National Catholic Reporter. “Ash Wednesday in Jefferson City, Missouri, was gray and frigid. Bundled in unintentionally coordinated purple coats, Srs. Mary Ann McGivern and Carleen Reck stepped out of St. Peter Catholic Church where the 7 a.m. Mass had just ended and made their way across the street to the Missouri State House.”

UN Agencies Step Up Joint Response to Help Drought-Affected Northern Somalia,” by AllAfrica. “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are intensifying joint efforts to assist communities in northern Somalia coping with a severe drought exacerbated by El Niño conditions.”

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