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From Academia to Art School: An 'Old Black Woman' Starts Anew

Paul Von Blum Truthdig
Renowned social historian and scholar Nell Painter went back to school to study art after retiring from her tenured professorship. This book is the story of how she found herself anew, and what the search can teach the rest of us.

Does the United States Have a ‘Strong’ Economy?

Sam Pizzigati Inequality.org
To most Americans, the best marker of a healthy economy will always be a decent-paying, full-time job. An economy only deserves celebrating when people with full-time jobs have rising paychecks. In America today, they don’t.

Puerto Rico Has Not Recovered From Hurricane Maria

Lauren Lluveras The Conversation
To say that the island of 3.3 million has not yet recovered – from the damage or the trauma – is an understatement. One year after Maria, nearly every pillar of Puerto Rican society remains devastated.

Social Security: An Economic Engine That Benefits Everyone

Max Richtman Common Dreams
There is no better way to help Main Street than to elect members of Congress who appreciate Social Security’s immensely positive impact on our economy – and will work hard to expand on the program’s promise.