Join WSKG and community partners as we discuss the issues surrounding local poverty, specifically food insecurity, and co-view an episode of Chasing the Dream. When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Where: SUNY Broome, Decker Room 201, Binghamton, NY
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm
Please park in Lot 1 adjacent to the Decker Building. Program evaluation will be performed at this event via audience surveys and your participation is appreciated. RSVP using this form:
Loading… WSKG thanks the following for their support of this project: the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, the Community Foundation for South Central New York and New York State funding through Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, which was awarded to the Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative of the United Way of Broome County.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — After staging demonstrations for the past six consecutive Mondays, the Pennsylvania chapter of the national Poor People’s Campaign has ended its extended residency in the state Capitol rotunda.
For the past two weeks, Jean Owens has been worrying about how to feed people in her town. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier says they’ve temporarily suspended deliveries until the Enfield Food Pantry and the town make improvements to address food safety concerns.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Organizations that help impoverished central New Yorkers get an education, find jobs or decent housing are getting a boost from a pot of state money meant to help the poor. Wayne O’Connor, of the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection of Syracuse, said the extra cash will help expand his organization that focuses on workforce development, starting in the middle school years. “It will enable us to hire five youth advocates, and some support for those advocates,” said O’Connor. “Every time we add more students, we grow the culture, we grow the program, so it’s significant.”
Hilliside is one of almost two dozen organizations in five counties, awarded a piece of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant. The 24-member Alliance for Economic Inclusion decided to split over $13 million between agencies that had successful programs dealing with poverty, as well as some newer ones.
The United States does not stack up favorably when compared to other nations with advanced economies when it comes to childhood poverty worldwide, according to a new report, which considered factors such as the lack of access to quality food, high adolescent birth rates and a child dropping out of school. Out of 175 nations, the U.S. ranks 36th – far behind Singapore, Slovenia, Norway, Sweden and Finland, which round out the top five — and just behind Bahrain and Belarus in the reportproduced by the advocacy group Save the Children. “We are just above Russia, Kuwait and Bosnia,” says president and CEO Carolyn Miles. “So I wouldn’t say that the United States is doing terribly well as far as childhoods.”
The report looks at so-called childhood enders or “events that rob children of their childhood and prevent them from reaching their full potential,” including things like displacement due to war, gender bias, child labor and child mortality. There are three childhood disruptors that account for why the U.S. ranking is relatively low, says Miles, “One was our infant mortality rate, which is by global standards, pretty high.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS — After some of the civil rights victories of the 1960’s Martin Luther King Jr. turned his focus to poverty, and launched the Poor People’s Campaign to press for things like affordable housing and livable wages.
ALBANY (WSKG) – The Congressional Budget Office report released Sunday finds that the Senate tax overhaul bill harms the poorest Americans even more than originally thought. The CBO finds that Americans making $30,000 or less would be worse off under the Senate tax plan by 2019. Those earning $40,000 or less would be net losers under the plan by 2021. And by 2027, U.S. residents who make $75,000 or lower would be worse off under the plan. That’s partly because of the provision to eliminate the federal insurance mandate, which the CBO said would lead to as many as 13 million Americans becoming uninsured and losing federal subsidies to help them buy insurance. The findings have incensed anti-poverty advocates in New York.
Raising Bertie is an intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Like many rural areas, Bertie County struggles with a dwindling economy, a declining population, and a high school graduation rate below the state average. This powerful vérité film weaves the young men’s narratives together as they work to define their identities and grow into adulthood while navigating complex relationships, institutional racism, violence, poverty, and educational inequity. #RaisingBertiePBS
Watch on WSKG TV Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:00pm. https://youtu.be/i5twmZTXFFM
A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).