What’s for Dinner, Po’ Folks?

What’s for dinner, Po’ Folks? Last summer Leanne Brown, a grad student in food science at New York University, released a cookbook. A lavishly illustrated cookbook with healthy, delicious recipes that anyone with computer access could download for free. Best part? This is a cookbook designed for Po’ Folks – specifically people who have only $4 per person per day to spend on food. Brown created “Good and Cheap” for families on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program formerly known as “food stamps.”…

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Kickin’ the Habit

There is a misconception going around that if Po’ Folks would only get our individual acts together and start acting more like Rich Folks then we would become Rich Folks and all of our problems would disappear. I’m going to pause for a moment, let you absorb that and wait for the laughter to abate. Alright now? Here’s the controversy: A few years back a motivational speaker named Thomas Corley made a five-year study of 233 wealthy people and 128 people living in poverty. 

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