Archives for December 2019

4 Ways to Develop the Leaders of Your Movement or Business

Many people may not think that there are similarities between business and political movements but, to the contrary, forming and maintaining a movement is remarkably similar to developing and sustaining a business. In either case, leaders and managers are definitely not the same. Whilst a manager must lead (alongside many other accountable tasks and responsibilities), other people who are not in the managerial structure of the organization are not always given the opportunity to show their leadership skills.… [Read more]

B-Corps Leading the Fight Against Homelessness

In our modern capitalist society, money and profits are held in high esteem. Thus, maximizing shareholder value is of paramount importance among businesses of all sizes. But for many companies, humanitarian efforts are also a major player when it comes to corporate accountability. 

Companies with social justice standards in place, designed to balance profit with purpose, may obtain a B-Corp designation.… [Read more]

How Workers’ Unions Lift Communities

Worker’s unions have long worked hard to make sure that people are treated with fairness in the workplace. While you may already know that a union can help to improve the safety of individuals that work within specific fields, you might not be aware that they also help entire communities. It’s important to consider how unions benefits communities, not just individuals, especially as new laws and regulations are put in place that may limit the power of reach of unions.… [Read more]

Tips for Navigating Urban Spaces More Safely

It wasn’t all that long ago when the idea of navigating in a new city took a completely different mindset. Back then, it required a paper map or guide book, the ability to remember exactly how to get back to your hotel, and nerves of steel to make it through all the half-baked directions provided by your passenger with the map.… [Read more]

Childhood Trauma as an Illness

As the recently implemented Medicaid expansion remains in the national spotlight, mental health awareness sits comfortably by its side. Meanwhile, in Mississippi, state legislators are continuing to resist the expansion of Medicaid, and an estimated 77,000 individuals with mental health disorders remain untreated. Mississippi is also notably near the bottom of the scale when it comes to quality of life and income levels: 30 percent of children in Mississippi live in poverty, the highest rate in the nation.… [Read more]

How Home Repair Funding Programs Make a Difference for Low-Income Families

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At this Christmas season, we are often faced with some rather negative attitudes towards low-income populations, despite it being a season of giving. However, despite the Grinches, there are many government and local funding programs that help low-income families in America throughout the year, not only at Christmas. Not being able to afford basic home repairs is something is something which many low-income families struggle with.… [Read more]