Is Universal Basic Income The Way Forward?

Universal Basic Income is a concept that has been recently circulating in the minds of reformers and social engineers. For those who may not be familiar with the concept, Universal Basic Income (UBI) is an economic policy proposal with the aim of reducing poverty by guaranteeing income to every adult. Kenya, Finland, and Ontario, Canada are launching test programs for UBI, so there is talk of the feasibility of it here in the United States. In this era of right wing political reaction, which follows a post 2008 economy where millions of people are still scraping by, the proposal of...
Author Profile: La’Shay Crayton

Author Profile: La’Shay Crayton

                                                      Good morning, my readers. In this week’s author profile, we get the opportunity to learn about the work of La’Shay Crayton. La’Shay is the author of Living Well and Living Well Loved, a collection devotionals, and reflections from her life experiences. She is also a mental health professional, and facilitates workshops aimed at youth in under-served communities. We speak with La’Shay about her writing motivations, as well as how her faith, guides her...
Rants and Retorts- A Commentary on Internet Discourse

Rants and Retorts- A Commentary on Internet Discourse

The state of online discourse is a confounding topic. It appears as though that the worst, and least thoughtful comments just bubble to the top on many websites where feedback is allowed. Journalist Anita Samuels wrote a book to address the culture of hate and slander that we see way too often in online spaces, Samuels, who wrote for the New York Times and the Daily News, discussed her book “Rants and Retorts” at a booksigning at Mist Harlem. In addressing the types of comments that she has received on some of her articles, as well as observing comments in...