The federal poverty line grossly underestimates actual U.S. poverty

During the summer of 2008, art would imitate life in New York as Michael Bloomberg implemented a more meticulous and sophisticated method to measure poverty throughout the city’s five boroughs. As such, the poverty rate in New York swelled to 23 percent overnight, and 400,000 New Yorkers joined the ranks of the poor.

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Minister celebrates his 105th birthday — Reverend Smith describes himself as a ‘late bloomer’

On Saturday, January 19, Wayman AME Church in North Minneapolis played host to a glorious event that celebrated the 105th birthday of Reverend Noah Spencer Smith. The church was filled with many people of all ages who Smith has touched over the years.

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