Sharing & Caring Hands' Copeland Meets With Pope FrancisA Minneapolis woman who serves the poor and homeless in the Twin Cities got a face-to-face meeting with Pope Francis Thursday. Mary Jo Copeland, founder of Minneapolis' Sharing and Caring Hands, says the Holy Father prayed with her and blessed her work with the poor.
Faith Leaders At Capitol To Urge Help For Poor, People Of ColorA multi-racial, multi-denominational group of clergy gathered at the State Capitol Thursday. They announced their commitment to engage Minnesota's elected leaders, and promote policies that they say will eliminate racial and economic inequities.
Protesters Rally Against Payday Lenders In Mpls.A number of community leaders came together Tuesday to speak out against what they call predatory loans that target the poor. The group held a protest outside a Payday America in Minneapolis, where they accused payday lenders of charging unreasonably-high interest rates and fees for emergency loans.
Regardless Of Snow, The Sleep Out Begins And Aims To Raise $2MWhile many Minnesotan's are planning festive holiday gatherings, some don't even know where they are sleeping any given night. Beginning this weekend, The Sleep Out has families helping fight poverty, and that includes camping out in tents and cardboard boxes.
She Fed, Clothed The Homeless & Ended Up Getting RobbedNicki Coombs is committed to helping the poor as she regularly makes sandwiches for those outside the Dorothy Day Center. Coombs was downtown St. Paul on Wednesday, along with her 4-year-old son, and stopped to help a homeless couple.
Mound Church Helps Low-Income Families Grow FoodA newspaper advertisment called Tami Clark Pehrson to Mound’s Bethel United Methodist church, but she unexpectedly found nourishment outside, among the rows of lettuce, onions and asparagus.
Study: Rich People Behave More Unethically Than PoorA study done by the University of California, Berkley reveals upper-class individuals behave more unethically than the lower-class.
Good Question: Why Is The Poverty Line Just $11,000?More Americans than ever before are living below the poverty line, and 544,000 Minnesotans are there too. But how is the poverty line determined?
DeBlog: Are The Rich Treated Better In The Justice System? On Tuesday night, we did a Good Question on whether rich/prominent people get special treatment in the justice system. We thought it made sense to interview an attorney who's won some and lost some for prominent clients, Joe Friedberg.
Good Question: Who Makes Money When The Dow Drops?The Dow dropped more than 600 points Monday, making the plunge the biggest dip in the market since the 2008 financial crisis.
Gaps Found In Health Care For Poor MinnesotansA new report finds significant gaps continue in the quality of health care for poor Minnesotans, although disparities are narrowing.
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