When Josh Jacobs was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft, he received a signing bonus of $6.7 million. The story of the star running back from the University of Alabama quickly circulated, featured in the headlines in major media outlets such as USA Today, NBC News, ESPN, and more.
With each announcement the shock and trauma of what’s happening to this country, the civil rights of its citizens, and future of the free press is felt all over again.
Our values, national identity and enduring power of the Constitution, even democracy itself are in question; it is a frightening aberration.
“With all of our country’s resources, no child...should ever go to sleep hungry or without a place to call home. We have to do better."
Attorney General Lynch demands a halt to criminalizing homelessness for profit.
In a conscientious city like San Francisco, water conservation measures are taken very seriously by businesses and residents alike; except for the San Francisco Archdiocese led by embattled Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. The latest outrage, and it is a monumental outrage on humanitarian and water conservation terms, against the Archdiocese is the harshest criticism for installing a watering system to drench the homeless to prevent them from sleeping in doorways around the sanctuary at St. Mary's Cathedral.
During a committee hearing, Alaska Representative Don Young (R), suggested that wolves could cure the homeless problem in some districts.
So, another December 25th has came and went and despite the religious right and Fox News pundits bemoaning a phony "war on Christmas," the commercial holiday came to fruition as it has for generations.
Under the leadership of President Obama, HUD ad the VA announced Monday that they will be using $13.5 million in vouchers toward ending veteran homelessness.
Obviously many Americans do have myriad reasons to be thankful they live in an extremely wealthy and semi-free nation such as the United States, but there are tens-of-millions who are likely only thankful they are able to survive an increasingly hostile corporate oligarchy and inhumane Republican party.
As tragic as the number of Americans freezing to death is, it is the number of Americans who are homeless that should shame politicians, but Republicans are incapable of being shamed.
Tom Brower, a five term Democratic State Representative in Hawaii, has launched a personal crusade against the homeless in his district. He is crusading against the homeless, not against homelessness.
One woman's tragic story provides a glimpse into the plethora of problems the U.S. faces with a lack of affordable housing and homelessness