Tag Archives: Issue 09-07-2012

Letter From the Editor

For twenty years, we have published Spare Change News with limited money and staffing. In that time, we have published over 500 issues and have never missed an issue. Spare Change News is the nation’s oldest continuous street paper. SCN pioneered the homeless writer and leader model that has been emulated by papers throughout the

Poetry of Chopper Kate

The Storm and I The Western sky broods; fire bolt fingers claw rain laden clouds roiling to release their soggy burden. Two wheels, one heart beating a steel streak across the asphalt plain. Ride faster to haven, Ride faster to home. We fly, the storm and I. Bad ass, it breathes dank and damp; the

"F" Poverty

The Rich and the Rest of Us, by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West (Smiley Books). These two bright minds, with articulate diction of intellect and the loud volume of intense passion, place the political “F-word” at the center of the socio-political discourse – and that disconcerting word is poverty. For many, it remains an icky

Diversity & the Future of Boston

She’s spent her career helping organize voters in poor urban neighborhoods, working to reduce youth incarceration, and empowering underserved communities. Now, she’s aiming to make Boston a more fun, business friendly city. Malia Lazu, Director of the newly formed Future Boston Alliance, aims to improve Boston’s image by luring and keeping creative industries in the

Dispatches from the DNC

Downtown Charlotte is buzzing with excitement as delegates, media outlets, and big-name politicos are beginning to make their way to large caucus meetings and other events that are presently occurring prior to the official kick-off of the big events at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The anticipation that is increasingly building up partly signals the

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