Stories about Poverty

A perspective: Owning white privilege — and fronting poverty

Another way of looking at the media horror show that is the Rachel Dolezal story By Tiny JUNE 16, 2015 -- “White culture isn’t good for anyone,...

No, she’s not the Mom of the Year

If this country must praise a slap heard around the world, I mourn for its rock-bottom expectations with regard to black motherhood and parenthood...

Prosperity, poverty, and really bad planning

You may not have heard of the Economic Prosperity Strategy -- but it's an alarming, dangerous proposal that could impact the future of San...

The Agenda, March 23-29: State budget gaps, the end of school buses — and are the SF cops shooting...

In which we outline some of the pressing issues of the week to come By Tim Redmond MARCH 23, 2015 – I found an interesting item...

Tom’s Town: Unacceptable violence against the Trans community

Trans women of color are dying in the streets. The time for talk is long past By Tom Temprano FEBRUARY 13, 2015 -- In 2015 San...

LGBT fear and violence: worse than we thought

 Groundbreaking new study from the LGBT Center finally gathers data on harassment, fear, and violence in SF.  By Marke B.  FEBRUARY 10, 2015 -- For the...

Chevron and big ag are irrigating crops with oil wastewater

Oil company says the 'recycled' waste is perfectly safe. When have we heard that before? By Marc Norton FEBRUARY 3, 2015 -- The San Francisco Chronicle...

What’s up for 2015 in SF? Well, sharing ….

By Tim Redmond JANUARY 5, 2014 – It’s all going to be about sharing in 2015. That’s what the Mayor’s Office is saying. But the...

Kaiser is big, rich, and can afford to meet the nurses’ union demands

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 17, 2014 – The two-day strike by nurses at Kaiser attracted a fair amount of news coverage – and forced the...

Apple CEO needs to do more than come out

By Tommi Avicolli Mecca OCTOBER 31, 2014 -- I’m glad that Tim Cook has finally come out publicly. Everyone should. Living in the closet is...