poverty

INFOGRAPHIC: Maternity Leave by Country

INFOGRAPHIC: Maternity Leave by Country

The staff over at The Atlantic are always working on cutting-edge investigative pieces with real social impact. Sometimes, this means looking at certain national issues through a larger, global lens. As a means of examining the a long-stalled bill intended to guarantee maternity leave to women workers in the United States, The Atlantic republished an […]

Beyond Bars: Drug War Ideology in the Civil Child Welfare System

Beyond Bars: Drug War Ideology in the Civil Child Welfare System

Among drug policy reform activists, there is a consensus that punitive approaches should not constitute the bulk of our national strategy to reduce the harms associated with addiction and problematic use of drugs. Whether in recognition of its fiscal irresponsibility, its conflict with public health goals, or its disparate impact on brown, black, and poor […]

Child Protective Services Is A Necessary Organization But Drug War Causes Abuse of System

Child Protective Services Is A Necessary Organization But Drug War Causes Abuse of System

Child Protective Services (CPS) is a necessary organization. There are children who need to be protected from families if they are not safe, well fed and properly cared for. Certainly organizations like CPS needs to exist because there are children out there who need a safe place to go if their home environment is not […]

[NSFW] The Changing Face Of Skid Row: Can a Bitch Get a Cab In Hunter’s Point?

[NSFW] The Changing Face Of Skid Row: Can a Bitch Get a Cab In Hunter’s Point?

PHOTO: Angela Bacca You think you’ve been around the block, but I’ve been around the world. I moved to San Francisco in 2002, obviously being a low-income woman I’ve lived in every ghetto shit hole this city has to offer. Even now, 11 years later whenever I leave my apartment I wander through trash, needles […]