Posted originally by Leigh Ann Caldwell on: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3460_162-57418553/cornel-west-and-tavis-smiley-poverty-in-america-threatens-democracy/ (CBS News) PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley said on “Face the Nation” Sunday that poverty in America “threatens our very democracy,” and that it threatens our national security. Smiley and Princeton Professor Cornel West, co-authors of the new book The Rich and the Rest of Us (Smiley Books), [...]
from: Smiley and West: Still Fighting for the Poor-A new book by the duo tries to make poverty an issue for the 2012 election. By: Steven Gray If there’s any doubt that the economic crisis persists, consider the takeaways from recent headlines: The official unemployment rate remains 8.2 percent. One in six Americans — [...]
Tavis Smiley and Professor Cornel West join Morning Joe to discuss their new book “The Rich and the Rest of Us,” what they learned from their so-called “Poverty Tour” around the U.S., and why they believe the politicians haven’t made the country’s poor a priority. Check out the second video!
from: http://piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/18/clips-from-last-night-cornel-west-and-tavis-smiley-on-ted-nugents-off-the-wall-comments-and-the-trayvon-martin-shooting/?hpt=pm_bn2 Piers Morgan talked with the hosts of Public Radio International’s “Smiley & West” Tavis Smiley and Cornel West last night. West and Smiley are currently traveling the country on a “Poverty Manifesto Tour” but took some time to talk with Piers about the current election and the Trayvon Martin shooting. Smiley remembers a [...]
Tavis Smiley and Dr Cornel West, authors of “The Rich and the Rest of us, a Poverty Manifesto”, talk with Fox & Friends Gretchen Carlson about the rising poverty problem in the US.
from: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/19/tavis_smiley_cornel_west_on_the The latest census data shows nearly one in two Americans, or 150 million people, have fallen into poverty — or could be classified as low income. We’re joined by Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, who continue their efforts to spark a national dialogue on the poverty crisis with the new book, [...]
from: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/04/19/west-and-smiley Everybody talks about the beating the American middle class has taken in the Great Recession. And it’s real. But what you really didn’t want to be in this recession is poor. Poverty has been the word politicians have scrambled to avoid as the economy keeled over. But it is there. It is [...]
Among other segments, listen to Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on their poverty manifesto on The Brian Lehrer Show! http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2012/apr/19/
“Welfare Reform” Cuts The Huffington Post ran a disturbing article last week, called “Child Care Program Cuts Leave Working Poor Parents Struggling.” The story, written by Peter S. Goodman, called out the state of California for budget cuts that have left more than 200,000 children of low-wage working women in healthcare limbo. Ironically, Goodman writes, [...]
Number of “Working Poor” Grows in America On Friday, the U.S. Government announced that 7.2 percent of Americans in the labor force earn so little that they are living in poverty. Reuters, which reported on the number based on 2010 government figures, noted that the percentage of the working poor is the highest in at [...]
Recovery fueled by low-wage jobs More than one million jobs have been created in the United States within the past six months. That’s the good news. The downside is that more than half of these new jobs, or nearly 668,000, were created in the restaurant, retail, temporary service, social assistance, and hospitality sectors. In other [...]