poor http://wlrn.org en Felons, Drop-Outs And The Poor: Broward Wants To Hire You http://wlrn.org/post/felons-drop-outs-and-poor-broward-wants-hire-you <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;">Felons, high-school dropouts and the poor might get a helping hand when looking for a job in Broward County. </span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;">The County Commission is considering an ordinance that would require contractors to try and give half of those new contract-related jobs to hard-to-hire people.</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:46:54 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29187 at http://wlrn.org Felons, Drop-Outs And The Poor: Broward Wants To Hire You North Miami Bands Together For Housing Sweeps http://wlrn.org/post/north-miami-bands-together-housing-sweeps <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Miami Police&nbsp;Department, code enforcement teams and even parks and recreation are joining forces in what are being called “building inspection sweeps.” The city says going in together as a team helps streamline code enforcement.</span></p><p>Three months ago, the roof of an apartment building in North Miami collapsed, displacing over 250 people from their homes. Though that was not the impetus for creating this coalition, city representatives said they learned from the accident.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:45:14 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29895 at http://wlrn.org North Miami Bands Together For Housing Sweeps MLK: A Bootless Man Cannot Lift Himself By His Bootstraps http://wlrn.org/post/mlk-bootless-man-cannot-lift-himself-his-bootstraps <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, Florida’s poverty rate is just over 17 percent and the city of Miami’s hit 29.5 percent in the most recent Census data. At the end of the </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, poverty levels in the South hovered around 18 percent of the population.</span></p><p>It was during that time when Dr. Martin Luther King,&nbsp;Jr. spent much of his energy organizing what he called the "Poor People's Campaign." It worked to achieve economic justice and equality for poor people -- a disproportionate number of whom were black.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:36:23 +0000 Wilson Sayre 26625 at http://wlrn.org MLK: A Bootless Man Cannot Lift Himself By His Bootstraps Who Is Winning The War On Poverty? http://wlrn.org/post/who-winning-war-poverty <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Jan. 8 marks the </span>50th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of former President Lyndon B. Johnson's <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Poverty" target="_blank">War on Poverty</a>, which left a checkered legacy after 1960s policies to combat growing poverty. We thought this marked an appropriate time to take stock of how local communities are doing.</span></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:42:38 +0000 Wilson Sayre 26135 at http://wlrn.org Who Is Winning The War On Poverty? Ending Poverty in America http://wlrn.org/post/ending-poverty-america <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 22500 at http://wlrn.org Ending Poverty in America Why Having Too Little Means So Much http://wlrn.org/post/why-having-too-little-means-so-much <div><p></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 21019 at http://wlrn.org Why Having Too Little Means So Much