Poverty Simulation Brings Empathy for the Less Fortunate

The money, bills, and families were fake, but the lessons learned were real. Troy University nursing students got a first-hand look at the struggles low-income families face every day. Faculty members, including Kerri Outlaw, an associate professor of nursing and faculty of public health, underwent training necessary to be able to bring the poverty simulation exercise to campus. “We really…

U.N. Report on Poverty In Alabama and Elsewhere.

UN Official visited Montgomery and Lowndes Counties, Report Link is below.

BERLIN (AP) – A human rights expert criticized the United States on Friday for failing to tackle poverty and giving tax cuts to the wealthy – comments that came only days after Washington quit the U.N. body that appointed him.High U.S. income inequality “can only be made worse” by the Trump administration’s policy of cutting taxes, Philip Alston told the U.N….

Montgomery at Moderate Risk for Zika Mosquitos

Mobile listed as having a High Risk.

A CDC related health group lists Montgomery as having a moderate risk this summer for the mosquito that carries the Zika virus. The city of Mobile is listed as having a high risk. The study was reported in the “Plos Currents: Outbreaks” journal. The study includes a map identifying cities  at risk based on climate, poverty and closeness to the…