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Grocers do the math on food stamp cuts

Nov 1, 2013
As a temporary increase in food stamp benefits expires, families and businesses prepare to get by on less.
Posted In: food stamps, SNAP, grocers

What does $36 less on groceries look like?

Nov 1, 2013
Starting today, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as food stamps , will see a cut of $5 billion. Under the cuts, a family four will receive $36 less in benefits every month.
Posted In: food stamps, instagram

Ten must-know facts about food stamps

Nov 1, 2013
A 2009 extension of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, expires today.
Posted In: food stamps, SNAP, stimulus

For the working poor, food stamp cuts mean living with a lot less

Nov 1, 2013
Starting today, Americans will get less in foods stamp assistance. We talk to one of them.
Posted In: SNAP, food stamps

Reframing the “risks” of being black

Oct 30, 2013
The National Black Child Development Institute says the conversation around poverty and success in the African-American community needs to be shifted.
Posted In: poverty, minority children

Making school meals free for everyone

Oct 25, 2013
About half of public school children today qualify for free and reduced-price meals at school. A new federal option allows high-poverty schools to feed all students at no charge.
Posted In: school lunches, Education

What is the "American Promise"?

Oct 24, 2013
A new documentary film chronicles the journey of minority boys through a predominantly-white, private education system.
Posted In: documentary film, Dalton School

As luxury housing market rebounds, new mansions are more modest

Oct 21, 2013
In some markets, wealthy owners are buying smaller and less costly homes, but they aren't scaling back on luxe details inside their mansions.
Posted In: mansion, recession, Housing

West Oakland: From Black families to tech geeks

Oct 16, 2013
The housing crisis hit many black families in West Oakland. One community activist thinks how the real-estate market is doing now doesn't match the neighborhood.
Posted In: housing prices, Oakland, Bay Area

Immigrant entrepreneurs benefit by improving credit scores

Oct 14, 2013
A San Francisco group helps launch small business owners with micro-loans, which in turn create a path to mainstream credit when they are ready to expand.
Posted In: credit, Immigration

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