Time’s up: After a reprieve, a wave of evictions expected across U.S.


  By: Michelle Colin and Christopher Walljasper/Reuters On Sept. 1, U.S. health officials announced they would suspend evictions across the United States to help stem further spread of the novel coronavirus. That was three days too late for Latrise Bean. About 72 hours before the declaration by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionContinue reading “Time’s up: After a reprieve, a wave of evictions expected across U.S.”

“How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits


Soledad had her hours cut in half when the pandemic hit. Then her pregnancy developed serious problems By Ela Banerjee-Soledad Castillo/Saloncom This is an excerpt from the Unheard Voices of the Pandemic series from Voice of Witness. Interview and editing by Ela Banerjee, community partnership coordinator at Voice of Witness. Soledad Castillo is a narrator inContinue reading ““How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits”

Why are some people better at working from home than others?


By Meredith Turits/BBC.COM In a world of telework, some people just take better to working from home. Does this productivity come naturally, or can you learn it? For some, working from home is a gift – a remarkable opportunity to focus and be hyper-productive, all the while finding time to walk the dog and evenContinue reading “Why are some people better at working from home than others?”

CoronaVirus “Sacramento” my 10 day Journey


      I’m not an alarmist by nature. You won’t find me screaming “the world is coming to the end” on I street , or fighting over a twelve pack of Ultra Charmin Toilet Paper at the Alhambra Safeway. I’ve survived the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Y2K, Sars, Swine Flu , The Ebola Virus andContinue reading “CoronaVirus “Sacramento” my 10 day Journey”

In America’s Richest Town, $500k a Year Is Now Below Average


  By: Shelly Hagan, Wei Lu and Sophie Alexander\Bloomberg.com You could easily drive through this leafy Silicon Valley suburb without realizing you were in America’s richest neighborhood. From the road, it’s all high brick walls and opaque gates. It takes Google Maps to get a glimpse of what lies behind. Satellite images of Atherton, CaliforniaContinue reading “In America’s Richest Town, $500k a Year Is Now Below Average”

Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?


Really Really Bad Idea! The Mayor and the City Council rubber stamped a very bad idea Tuesday night.  Perhaps they should have polled a group of parents with 18-24 year old adult children before voting. Perhaps, I’m missing a few details in the plan for the trailers.  Perhaps they have included 24/7 on site security/police. Continue reading “Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?”

You Should Be Absolutely Furious Over Donald Trump’s $1 Trillion Deficit


The president is pointing at the megabarge of cash his tax cut added to the budget deficit. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The federal deficit is expected to pass $1 trillion this year and keep rising over the coming decade, the Congressional Budget Office projected this week. By 2030, the debt held by the public is expected toContinue reading “You Should Be Absolutely Furious Over Donald Trump’s $1 Trillion Deficit”

American citizens are paying for President Trump’s tariffs — not China


Photo: Google New research reveals the sweeping costs of Trump’s trade war — and exposes his blatant lies New working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research reveal the sweeping impacts of Trump’s trade war By: Cody Fenwick/Alternet Two new economic working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research revealed the sweeping impactsContinue reading “American citizens are paying for President Trump’s tariffs — not China”

Uganda: Sex Traded for Gold


Gold rush. Scovia sieves gold from the muddy water as her three-year-old son looks on at Nakabati Valley in Moroto District last week. PHOTOS BY TOBBIAS JOLLY OWINY   In Summary Business. Women travel from as far as Kampala, Masaka, Mbale, among other areas to Nakabati valley in Moroto District to take advantage of theContinue reading “Uganda: Sex Traded for Gold”

The Other Side of Popeye’s Successful Chicken Sandwiches : The Popeye Employee


  The marketing department. The Executives of Canada’s Restaurant Brands International, (owner of Popeyes) and the Franchise owners Christmas bonus arrived in August. Turn on the TV,  look in social media, you can’t escape the frenzy surrounding Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich without a single wink from Popeye’s spokeswoman Annie.  Popeyes’ s sold millions of Sandwiches.  Continue reading “The Other Side of Popeye’s Successful Chicken Sandwiches : The Popeye Employee”