The Food Paradox: How Obesity Commingles With Hunger in Brooklyn
In Brooklyn’s communities of color, the poor sometimes experience obesity because of lack of access to healthy food. Healthy food can be very expensive, and is often not available at the small bodegas that stand in for the lack of supermarkets. Note: not all obesity is due to unhealthy diet.
362 Dollar Water Bill Costs Black Mother Her Home
Vicky Valentine owned a home in Baltimore with all mortgage debts paid. The city sold her water bill debt to a private company, who, using tax liens, tripled the debt and eventually auctioned off her house to pay for it, putting her and her children on the street. This process is legal, and supported by the Baltimore city government, which defeated a bill to prevent such situations.