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  • Mike Vick gets a $econd chance

    08/31/2011 11:01:50 AM
    I enjoyed Marc Lamont Hill's take on Michael Vick's $100 million contract with the Eagles in the Philadelphia Daily News, not because it focuses on Vick's ability, or on the dollars in that deal (wow), but because it looks at Vick as a rarity -- an ex-offender who got a...
  • Less is not more; more is more

    08/29/2011 1:04:36 PM
    Well, I wouldn't say thriving ...FOX-TV in Providence, doing a story on how human services agencies are handling severe budget cuts, spent some time at our program in Rhode Island and had the same reaction we all have, every time. The work being done at RHD Rhode Island, a creative...
  • A history lesson on the safety net

    08/26/2011 4:10:50 PM
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio does not understand the role of government, or the nature of charitable giving, or history, as he proved when he gave a speech at the Reagan Library in which he talked about Social Security, Medicare, and other safety net programs and said:"These programs actually weakened us...
  • The One Percent Solution (redux)

    08/22/2011 9:48:29 AM
    The first time I offered to give up one percent of my CEO salary and put it in a pool that anyone could draw from, no one took me up on it.But now at Resources for Human Development, a national human services nonprofit with headquarters in Philadelphia, we have a...
  • Again with anonymity & triangulation

    08/19/2011 9:47:00 AM
    This post could have been subtitled: “and why people really need to cut that stuff out.”Anonymity is like a warm blanket, as the saying goes. It’s comforting, and weirdly empowering, to have a discussion without having to put your name to it. It lets you say all sorts of things....
  • 'Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.'

    08/16/2011 10:41:00 AM
    In honor of National Heath Center week, I wanted to share the story of the Family Practice and Counseling Network’s extraordinary care of Ms. M. Ms. M came into our health center in clear need of treatment. Instead of just providing her with treatment, the staffers of FPCN worked...
  • Quote of the year

    08/15/2011 10:26:27 AM
    "While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks... My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious...
  • It's not a recession for everyone

    08/10/2011 2:47:33 PM
    While middle class wages, stagnant for decades, are now in decline, it should be noted that rich people are doing awesome in this economy. You know how you can tell? Luxury goods are more than recovering, they're booming. Designer clothing, luxury cars, fancy watches, absurdly expensive purses -- that stuff...
  • Read The Notebook

    08/09/2011 1:49:13 PM
    Two things jumped out at me when I read the New York Times' coverage of how The Notebook broke the Pennsylvania school cheating scandal:First is how proud we are that The Philadelphia Public School Notebook began here as an RHD New Beginnings Program and remains here to this day. The...
  • Read all about it

    08/05/2011 1:35:01 PM
    Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jingwen Hu wrote a terrific story in today's paper about our Equal Dollars Food Market. A video on philly.com accompanies the story and really gets to the core of what we're doing, feeding families through use of a community currency.Read the story and see the video here