Monthly Archives: May 2014

Remembering Maya Angelou

RIP Dr. Maya Angelou!!! Today, we remember Dr. Maya Angelou! This is the first of povertynodes.com series of tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou. The shocking news of Maya Angelou’s death on Wednesday, May 29th, 2014 sent waves across the globe.

Recycling Trash to Universal Codes

This is a very compelling story by Bob Simon of 60 Minutes regarding how a community of poor people  turned trash to the universally acceptable codes – Music! An update was aired on Sunday, May 18th at 7 p.m. ET.

Tennessee Leads in Offering Free College Tuition to All Graduating High Schoolers

Have you heard of the Tennessee Promise? It is the new law and plan of approval that was passed by the Tennessee House of Representatives and Senate (on 5/13/14) and signed on 5/14/14 by Gov. Bill Haslam. Starting in 2015, this new state

Mother’s Day Notables 2: Tears of Sorrow

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there! I repeat this first paragraph for the part 2 of today’s blogs. Regardless of which mother you celebrate today, Poverty Nodes recognizes two types of mothers on this May 11th, 2014

Mother’s Day Notables 1: Tears of Joy

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there! Regardless of which mother you celebrate today, Poverty Nodes recognizes two types of mothers on this May 11th,  2014 Mother’s Day. These mothers are at both ends of the tears spectrum.

Minimum Wage: U.S. Congress versus States Part 2

This is the second part of our series on minimum wage Our role in the minimum wage context is to deinstitutionalize poverty by using our power in selecting who serves in Congress. Here is a recent Democratic National Committee’s (DNC’s)

Minimum Wage: U.S. Congress versus States Part 1

This is the first of a two part series on minimum wage. On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014, while continuing his campaign in Michigan for the minimum-wage President Obama said: “Nobody who works full time should be raising a family in poverty.” We

Banning Mr. Sterling for Life

The NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday afternoon, of April 29th, 2014 announce to the whole world that: “Effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA.”  Wow! My initial