Author: Kehinde Thurman

Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s food stamp challenge has inevitably brought out those who seek to portray most public assistance recipients as welfare queens and drug addicts who abuse the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).* Despite those critics, Booker's challenge has made a positive impact with...

A Nigerian child is cradled by arms That may not be there tomorrow And in the years that follow She’ll be joined by millions Of others Whose mothers Traded a virus For school supplies For tools to end her baby’s hunger cries Numeric distortions Give rise to pandemic disproportions Her situation Paints a direct correlation Between AIDS—and poverty If...