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Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson visited Kentucky and declared the War on Poverty, the area of Eastern Kentucky continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, poverty, and the loss of thousands of coal-industry jobs. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on how the new federal Promise Zones initiative in the region is aiming to boost the economy.
When you think of extreme poverty, you may tend to think of people overseas, or in far away places. The reality is, there are many struggling right here in our own back yard. Tucked in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky are communities of people who are struggling every day for enough to meet their basic needs. In order to help and love these people, someone would have to live along side of them, teaching and helping them on a daily basis. The Happy Church is a community doing just that. Check out how the Happy Church is showing Christ love through ordinary acts of love. Godfire Apparel is proud to be partnering with and giving proceeds from our apparel to help fuel the Happy Church as they live out this incredible story. For more on the Happy Church, check them out here: http://ww...
In Beattyville, Kentucky -- one of the poorest, predominantly white towns in America -- the hope is palpable after the election of Donald Trump. CNNMoney traveled there to hear firsthand what people hope President Trump will do for them.
"A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains" is a continuation of Diane Sawyer's reporting on America's forgotten children. Sawyer won an Emmy for outstanding feature story in a news magazine for "Waiting on the World to Change," a firsthand account of poverty among children in America, which aired in 2007. The yearlong reporting followed the lives of children in one of the poorest cities in America who struggle daily to succeed despite horrendous odds.- ABC NEWS 20/20 Video By: ABC TV Network We Do Not Own Rights To This Video-- Thank You
Rosanna Troyer is coping with the drop in her federal food assistance from $367 to $303 by cutting back on meat purchases and buying more canned goods and macaroni and cheese. Her 12-year-old daughter is already sick of the hot dogs they've been eating frequently at their home in Owsley County, which has the lowest median household income of any U.S. county outside Puerto Rico. Troyer is one of the more than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps, all of whom saw their allotment drop on Nov. 1 as a temporary benefit from the 2009 economic stimulus ran out. Few places feel the difference as profoundly as Owsley County, an overwhelmingly white and Republican area whose own representative in Congress voted against renewing the benefit. The drop came ahead of the 50th anniversary of P...
Wolfe County, Kentucky is the poorest county in all of America. Many of it's residents are on welfare, receiving food stamps or other assistance. They also think the Republican party is the party that cares about what they're going through and fighting for them... This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/SamSeder
This is part one in a series of reports by CNN on Beattyville Kentucky. It is one of the most poverty-stricken areas of the United States. The fall out of the coal mines and other industry's has left this poor rural County with many problems and a hopeless future unless Donald Trump keeps his promise to these poverished people. CNN will be going back to Kentucky to follow up on this story in one year to track the progress. Let's just hope Donald Trump really does bring back jobs to these people who are so deserving.
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My speech over poverty in Eastern Kentucky