Many people around the world are homeless. They have to let go of their pride and beg for basic necessities. More »

Women farming

Around the world many women must fend for themselves. More »

Child surrounded by poverty

Some children stand around all day looking for basic things such as water, food, and shelter. They live in areas that are filthy and suffer from infestation. More »

Women Carrying Food

Women around the world struggle to feed themselves and their children. More »

Poor Children around The World

The tragedy is that many children live in poverty. They struggle to get basic things we take for granted such as food. These children are malnourished and beg daily for food. More »


“I’m Coming Home” Part 2

With LeBron James returning to Cleveland comes a shift in the balance of power. The equations we conjured in our heads before the King’s announcement have shifted, been re-construed or changed. So, Poverty Nodes will continue to follow LeBron James

“I’m Coming Home” Part 1

The title for this piece is “I’m Coming Home.” These are LeBron James’ own words. This is the first in our Series on LeBron James. There is no forgetting them because LeBron James is back! Years from now, people will be

Hidden Cash Desperately Needed in Africa and Asia 2

This is an update in case you did not see the first posting. Have you heard that the Hidden Cash treasure hunt that hit London the weekend of 6/23/14? Londoners got their hands on one of the 20 envelopes containing

Remembering Maya Angelou – Conclusion

This concludes the tribute to Maya Angelou.  We again salute and respect this American author, dancer, poet, singer and civil rights activist who died May 28, 2014. Over the course of her lengthy and multifaceted career, it has been very

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)